WM No. 734 to Host Photo Freights

West Maryland 2-8-0 No. 734 will pull a series of photo freight excursions on April 2 and 9 before it is removed from service for an inspection and rebuilding.

Western Maryland ScenicTickets for the photo freights are $180 apiece or $220 with lunch included.

The excursions will depart Cumberland, Maryland, at 8 a.m. on each day and run the length of the line to Frostburg, Maryland.

The train is expected to return to Cumberland at 5 p.m.

WMS personnel will wear 1950s period clothing and several photo runbys will be featured at locations not used in recent years.

No. 734 is a 100-year-old steam locomotive that is due for its 1,472-day inspection.

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