On July 14, 2017, friend Gary Muehlius of Seattle and I rode the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad out of Cumberland, Maryland.
Here is their beautiful depot, restored with the ticket office and gift shops at track level and a canal museum at street level.
The depot was built in 1913. This is the trackside view.
Here we go! The brakeman protects the crossing, even though there are flashing signals (Maryland drivers aren't any better than Duluth drivers).
We soon come to a large bridge over a highway. This bridge was originally double tracked. There were dozens of bikers on the trail, all except 3 riding DOWN hill!
Today, foliage has taken over the location but here is what it looks from the cab.