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Date: 06/23/22 09:00
50 Years Ago on the Western Maryland
Author: bandob

At Port Covington in Baltimore, MD, a pair of ALCO FA's move in to assist a passenger train on the upgrade west. The train was an excursion powered by a Reading T1.




Date: 06/23/22 10:36
Re: 50 Years Ago on the Western Maryland
Author: 99stang

Does this ALCO appear especially " Horny"?



Date: 06/23/22 11:17
Re: 50 Years Ago on the Western Maryland
Author: ClubCar

bandob Wrote:
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> At Port Covington in Baltimore, MD, a pair of ALCO
> FA's move in to assist a passenger train on the
> upgrade west. The train was an excursion powered
> by a Reading T1.
The former Reading 4-8-4, T-1 was #2102 which is now owned by the Reading & Northern Railroad and thankfully, completely rebuilt.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 06/23/22 11:26
Re: 50 Years Ago on the Western Maryland
Author: bigsavage

My late friend, Johnny Floyd, was there too.




Date: 06/23/22 13:11
Re: 50 Years Ago on the Western Maryland
Author: steamfan759

My brother and I were able to ride this trip and I am so glad that we did.  The trip covered the old main line as I recall as well as the Dutch line.  I will always remember getting to Hagerstown and the first thing I remember was seeing a WM BL-2 idling in the yard.  I remember the WM FA-2's being added to get us over Jack's Mountain.  I was lucky enough to secure the Alco GE builder's plate from WM #302 about 20 years after the trip.  It has been a prized plate in my collection ever since.  I have included photos of the plate from WM 302.

Ron






Date: 06/23/22 13:59
Re: 50 Years Ago on the Western Maryland
Author: swaool

WM 301 and 302 became LIRR 609 and 610 not long afterward.  Here is LIRR 609 at Port Jefferson (NY) in November 1973.  Stephen J. Benkovitz photo, my collection.

mike woodruff
spokane




Date: 06/24/22 00:32
Re: 50 Years Ago on the Western Maryland
Author: coach

Why 2 sets of horns on the WM units, with the horns BOTH IN THE SAME LOCATION???  I could understand if 1 set was on the other end........



Date: 06/24/22 11:11
Re: 50 Years Ago on the Western Maryland
Author: BaltoJoey

I rode that trip. We boarded next to the Locke Insulator building.



Date: 06/26/22 10:48
Re: 50 Years Ago on the Western Maryland
Author: chakk

99stang Wrote:
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> Does this ALCO appear especially " Horny"?

Ah, yes. The quite rare Nathan M10.



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