We quickly grabbed some pix of the locomotive.
But we still would get the Fs!!! Here is their Western Maryland painted F7 #243. It was originally Canadian Pacific #4071 and is 1500 horsepower.
Similar to the North Shore Scenic Railroad operation in Duluth, this train shoves back from the depot to the main line before assaulting the hill. The Western Maryland Railroad built the depot in 1908 and the last passenger train left the depot in 1959.
Our trip will be a 48-mile 4 hour round trip.
The West Virginia state flower is the Rhododendron which abounds along the track.