Posts Tagged ‘Photo freight trains’

Trains to Sponsor C&O 1309 Charter

March 17, 2017

Trains magazine and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad will offer a photo charter for Chesapeake & Ohio No. 1309 in late September.

The restored locomotive will pull a freight train with 14 to 18 cars on Sept. 26 to 28, stopping at several locations on the 17-mile railroad.

Among the photo locations will be Helmstetter’s Curve. No. 1309, which was built in 1949, will wear its C&O markings and at times have Western Maryland lettering.

The event will also include a night photo shoot, cab access, and an audio-visual program detailing the restoration of the locomotive.

Tickets are $495 apiece and only 80 will be sold.  Tickets may be purchased at 800-TRAIN-50 or at


Pa. Line to Offer Mixed Freight Photo Special

September 27, 2014


The Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad will offer mid-century mixed train for photographers on Oct. 4.

The train will leave the station at Middletown, Pa., at 3:30 p.m. Locomotive power will be the short line’s ex-Western Maryland Alco S-6. Freight cars, a caboose, and two coaches will fill out the train. Several photo opportunities will be offered to passengers.

For additional information or reservations, call 717-944-4435, ext. 104, or go to