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Home > Prototype Photos > WM Right of Way - Connellsville Sub

Cumberland to Frostburg


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Deal to Meyersdale


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Bowest - Connellsville


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Random files - WM Right of Way - Connellsville Sub
Remains of the Elevated Line222 viewsConnellsville, PA 2-15-08. There was a fill embankment beyond the large abutment on the right, and the piers in front carried what I believe was a steel structure over several streets and driveways.
Hiking Bridge137 viewsThe piers are remnants of the WM, but the bridge is recent addition. The original bridge was removed due to a low clearance issue over the state road. The geniuses at the hikey bikey trail decided the remaining original spans weren't "pretty" enough, so they spent a gazillion tax dollars to have it removed and replaced with this wispy little truss bridge.
Cumberland Station234 viewsThe station as it has been updated for the tourist railroad operation. View taken in 2004.
Rockwood Tipple339 viewsThis is the receiving bin at the truck dump. Travis tells me that coal was trucked here from mines around the region, then washed, broken and sorted for loading into hoppers. Photo by Travis Brant
High Bridge at Ohiopyle141 viewsAs with the whole Connellsville Sub, the infrastructure was in place to double track the line. In the early days the traffic never materialized to require that, and by the time volume had grown to that point, CTC was in place, making the single track more than adequate. This is also a good look at the plate girders, and the concrete piers.

The railings and deck have all been added as part of the rail-trail project.
Station Sign140 viewsNot exactly in the WM sign, but it beats a pile of ashes, which was Chessie's usual M.O.
Rockwood Coal Loader382 viewsRockwood, PA. Photo by Travis Brant
P&WV bridge - Connellsville222 viewsNote the superelevation on the bridge. 2-15-08

Last additions - WM Right of Way - Connellsville Sub
Cumberland Station Circa 1989169 viewsThis is how the Cumberland Station looked at the end of it's career for the Western Maryland. The CTC office for the Connellsville Sub was located on the second floor, the platform covers at the track side had been removed, as had the second platform.Aug 29, 2008
Keystone Viaduct132 viewsMar 31, 2008
WM Station at Meyersdale135 viewsNow houses the local Historical Society. Nicely restored. Many of the details are similar to the station and office building in Union Bridge, which was constructed around the same time (1912).Feb 25, 2008
Highway Underpass135 viewsJust east of Salisbury Viaduct. This is a typical design for highway "culverts" along the WM's Connellsville line and Cumberland Extension. There's a similar structure at Little Orleans.Feb 25, 2008
Looking down river128 viewsFrom the high bridge. CSX (B&O) right of way is in the distance on the right side of the valley.Feb 22, 2008
Looking upriver128 viewsFrom the high bridgeFeb 22, 2008
Historic Marker223 viewsThis is what used to be here. Personally, I don't see what was wrong with it!Feb 22, 2008
The Hikey Bikey Bridge220 viewsGoing west, this was the first crossing of the Youghiougheny at Ohiopyle. The original steel girder plate bridge was removed and replaced with this. I suppose it's got it's good points, but I don't think it would hold up very well under a brace of SD-40's...Feb 22, 2008