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Date: 01/02/21 04:54
Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: bigsavage

12/30/20 @ 9:09 a.m.
MMID  stone train  WBST blasts north out of the Barrick Quarry at Woodsboro, MD. enroute to Cedarhurst, MD.
Sign at left is a holdover from MMID's pre Genesee & Wyoming ownership.
First 7 miles of trip is on x-PRR Hanover branch.






Date: 01/02/21 04:57
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: bigsavage

WBST comes off connection track at Keymar, MD. onto MMID's x-WMRY main line, and approaches Middleburg, MD.








Date: 01/02/21 05:00
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: bigsavage

WBST approaches Winters Church Rd. west of New Windsor, MD.
All photos by Warren W. Jenkins








Date: 01/02/21 05:24
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: MdRailfan

Real nice photos and Happy New Year to you!



Date: 01/02/21 07:19
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: dschlegel

It’s neat seeing two SD45’s on a train!
Dan

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Date: 01/02/21 07:41
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: Gonut1

And rails with bolts in them! Always enjoy seeing ex-Western Maryland stuff. In this case remote PRR stuff as well.
Go



Date: 01/02/21 08:22
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: Theowhitey

dschlegel Wrote:
> It’s neat seeing two SD45’s on a train!
> Dan

45 carbody only, Dan. They're actually classed as SD40-2s.
/Ted



Date: 01/02/21 08:26
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: dschlegel

Theowhitey Wrote:
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> dschlegel Wrote:
> > It’s neat seeing two SD45’s on a train!
> > Dan
>
> 45 carbody only, Dan. They're actually classed as
> SD40-2s.
> /Ted

Thanks, still cool looking!
Dan

Posted from iPhone



Date: 01/02/21 08:52
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: ClubCar

Thank you once again BigSavage for your outstanding coverage of the Maryland Midland over the former Western Maryland Railway Line.  I always enjoyed all the trips that I made on the Western Maryland and later days on the Maryland Midland before they stopped operating passenger trains of any kind.  Happy New Year.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 01/02/21 09:14
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: Tominde

Great pictures.  I was literally a day late- dollar short on riding the Maryland Midland.  Signed up to ride and they closed up. 

How far back did stone trains run on WM?  Did they have them in steam days?



Date: 01/02/21 11:24
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: bigsavage

Tominde Wrote:
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> Great pictures.  I was literally a day late-
> dollar short on riding the Maryland Midland. 
> Signed up to ride and they closed up. 
>
> How far back did stone trains run on WM?  Did
> they have them in steam days?
Little to no stone traffic during PRR/PC/MA&PA operation.
MMID developed the traffic when the quarry wanted to ship stone to Annapolis Jct.,MD. Via MMID/CSX.
CSX refused to cooperate, so Barrick set up their unloading/transfer facility at Cedarhurst.
Fortunately the x-WMRY trackage from Westminster-Emory Grove had been repared and reactivated in 1989, after 15 years of closure due to storm damage.
This is actually the second biggest customer on MMID.
This pic was taken by me in 1996, not long after the stone trains started.
Keymar viaduct over Little Pipe Creek, x-PRR.




Date: 01/02/21 16:56
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: resqjon

Great series!  I just love that MMID repurposed the original WM signals at Keymar into switch indicator signals.  Way cool!!

Jon



Date: 01/02/21 17:47
Re: Last 2020 pics on Maryland Midland
Author: tomstp

Odd seeing the block signal display green and yellow.



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