Subject: WM Ry. - Ridgeley and Cumberland - 10-19-74

Here are a few more shots taken on the “Wild Mary” around Ridgeley before Chessie abandoned most everything.

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WM Fs and a N&W GP9 and GP38-2. 10-19-74 (A Saturday I believe)

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F9b 404 and GP7 22. Oct. 20, 1974 Even at this date late in their careers, first generation WM power didn’t look worn out!

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These two GP35s were the dirtiest WM engines I ever saw. WM 3576-3580 originally 501-505. 10-20-74

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Nos. 233-410-196 arrive Maryland Jct. on the main line with a westbound freight.

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7495-403-404-3580-3576 are mid-train helpers. I regret we didn’t follow this train further, but we had a long drive back to Pikeville. In those days we had to go to work the next day!

Everett Young

 

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The power cuts off in Ridgeley Yard and returns to the engine terminal.

Being spotted for servicing.

Nos. 7447-3578-3799 (SD40-GP35-3799) make their way through Ridgeley Yard to take the freight on west.

Leaving town for Connellsville and the connection with the P&LE and N&W. This is in the “Narrows” through which Wills Creek, US 40 and the B&O main line also run.

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