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Western Maryland Railway


Prototype Library


Books

Conquering the Appalacians: Building the WM and Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroads
Mary H. Bogart and William C. Hattan, 2000 Railroad Research Publishers
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad - Western Maryland's Histroic Coal Carrier
Deane Mellander, 1981 Carstens Publications
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Revisited
Patrick H. Stakem, 2002 Pat's Railroad Books
The 50 Best of the Western Maryland, Volume 1
Ham Rouse, 1978 Bernard, Roberts & Co, Inc.
The 50 Best of the Western Maryland, Volume 2
W. Raymond Hicks,1978 Bernard, Roberts & Co, Inc.
Green Spring Accommodation
Hagerstown - Railroading around the Hub City - Images of Rail
Mary H. Rubin, 2003 Arcadia Publishing
The Pen Mar Story
Judith A. Schlotterbeck, 1977,1978 Tri-State Printing, Inc.
A Pictorial History of Steam Railroads in the Tri-State Area Maryland-Pennsylvania-West Virginia Book 1
Carroll F. Spitzer, 1987/1988 Tri-State Printing, Inc.
A Pictorial History of Steam Railroads in the Tri-State Area Maryland-Pennsylvania-West Virginia Book 2
Carroll F. Spitzer, 1987 Tri-State Printing, Inc.
A Pictorial History of Steam Railroads in the Tri-State Area Maryland-Pennsylvania-West Virginia Book 3
Carroll F. Spitzer, 1988 Tri-State Printing, Inc.
Reminiscences of a Western Maryland Railway Maintenance Man
Francis L. Webb, Sr, 1984 Western Maryland Railway Historical Society
Steam in the Alleghenies - Western Maryland
Ross Grenard and John Krause, undated, Carstens Publications
To Cumberland and Beyond
Bert Pennypacker
The Western Maryland
Jim Mancuso, 2008, looseleaf
The Western Maryland Railway - Cumberland to Hagerstown and the New Line
Brian Paulus, 2010, Authorhouse
Western Maryland Cabooses
Dwight Jones, 1991, Western Maryland Railway Historical Society
Western Maryland Color Pictorial Volume 1
David Sweetland, 2008 Four Ways West Publishing
Western Maryland Diesels
Richard Jahn and John D.L. Johnson, 1979 Crusader Press
Western Maryland Diesel Locomotives
Patrick H. Stakem and Patrick E. Stakem, 1997, TLC Publishing
Western Maryland in Color
David R. Sweetland, 1995, Morning Sun Books
Western Maryland in Color 2
Jeremy F. Plant, 2008, Morning Sun Books
Western Maryland Mainline Memories
Francis A. Tortoro, Jr., 1996, Francis A. Tortoro, Jr.
Western Maryland Railway 1872-1999
Carroll F. Spitzer, 1999, Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum
Western Maryland Railway Cabooses - Updates and Corrections
Dwight Jones, 2003, Western Maryland Railway Historical Society
Western Maryland Railway - Fireballs and Black Diamonds
Roger Cook and Karl Zimmerman, 1981/1992 Garrigues House, Publishers
Western Maryland Railway in the Diesel Era
Stephen J. Salamon and William E. Hopkins, 1991 Old Line Graphics
Western Maryland Railway Revenue Equipment: Boxcars and Refrigerator Cars
William J. Oertly and D. A. McFall, 2006, Western Maryland Railway Historical Society, Inc.
Western Maryland Railway Shay #6
Futej & Robin, 2010
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Thomas K. Kraemer, 2003, RR Trax Studios
Western Maryland Railway Story
Harold A. Williams, 1952, Western Maryland Railway Company
Western Maryland Steam Album
William D. Price, 1985 Potomac Chapter, NRHS, Inc.
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
Thomas K. Kraemer, 2003 RR Trax Studios
Western Maryland Trackside with George M. Leilich
Jeremy F. Plant, 2002, Morning Sun Books
West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway: A Western Maryland Predecessor
Alan Clarke, 2003, TLC Publishing, Inc.
West Virginia Railroads
Thomas W. Dixon, Jr, 2010
Working on the Western Maryland
Edited by Wes Morgenstern, 1999 Western Maryland Railway Historical Society, Inc.
Working on the Western Maryland, Vol 2
Edited by Wes Morgenstern and Leo Armentrout, 2011 Western Maryland Railway Historical Society, Inc.
WM Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
Jack Brown and Barbara Rust Brown, 1995, Morning Sun Books

WMRHS Publications

Blue Mountain Express (BMX) - newsletter of WMRHS
WMRHS, 1972 to present  -- currently published quarterly.
Diesel Loco Data Book (photocopies of original WM documents)
WMRHS
Steam Loco Data and Photo Book (photocopies of original WM documents)
WMRHS
Passenger Car Data and Photo Book (photocopies of original WM documents)
WMRHS
Symbol Freight Train Schedules (photocopies of original WM documents)
WMRHS
Track Chart Book #1 - #14 (photocopies of original WM documents)
WMRHS

Videos/DVDs

Allegheny Rails Volume II - The Western Maryland
1987 WB Video Productions (52 minutes)
B&O + Western Maryland Steam in the 1950's
Main Line Motion Pictures (40 minutes B&O, 20 minutes WM -- including WM Scenic)
Cass and Mower Logging Trains
(89 minutes)
Memories of the Western Maryland Steam & Diesel
1992 Mark I Video  (30 minutes)
Vignettes of the Western Maryland Volume 1
1996 Clear Block Productions, Inc. (60 minutes)
Vignettes of the Western Maryland Volume 2
1997 Clear Block Productions, Inc. (82 minutes)
Western Maryland "End of an Era"
1988 Green Frog Productions, Ltd. (70 minutes)
Western Maryland's Fast Freight Rolling
1996 Clear Block Productions, Inc. (19 minutes)

Articles

45-Foot 12-Panel Triple Hopper, Part 2
Railmodel Journal, September 1996, page 40
70-Ton Triple Hoppers: Prototypes for the Stewart Hobbies HO Kit
Model Railroading, September 1991, page 20
A "Cute" Loco - Western Maryland 2-8-0
NMRA Bulletin, July 1977, page 57
A Match made in the mountains
Trains, August 2013, page 26
A Mixing of Colors
Trains, June 1980, page 44
A Picture Report on Western Maryland
Trains, March 1954, page 31
AAR 40-foot Double Door Box Cars
Railmodel Journal, January 1998, page 28
AAR 50-ton 53'6" Flat Cars from Proto 2000 Kits, part 1
Railmodel Journal, June 1999, page 22
ACF "Recommended Practice" 65-foot 6-inch Mill Gondolas
Railmodel Journal, February 2006, page 16
ACF's Precision Design 60' Auto Cars
Mainline Modeler, March 1998, page 42
Alco FA-2: Second Version of a Classic Freight Engine
Mainline Modeler, January 1984, page 40
Alco FA2 and FB2 in all their Phases
Railmodel Journal, September 1991, page 12
American Bridge Co. Turntable: For the Wabash, W&LE, WM, DL&W, and BR&P
Mainline Modeler, July 1988, page 61
Baldwin DRS 4-4-1500 - A Time Line in Photos
Mainline Modeler, August 2002, page 32
Baldwin "Light" 2-8-0 Consolidations
Railmodel Journal, June 2003, page 44
Baldwin's First B-B Road Switchers - DRS 4-4-1500
Mainline Modeler, July 2002, page 44
Blue Book of Model RR Practice 68: WM, WAB F-unit Color Charts
Model Railroader, June 1960, page 57
Box Car Lettering Practices
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia - Volume 4, 2000, page 1
Building Western Maryland's Standard 50 Ton Hopper
Prototype Modeler, October 1977, page 52
Cabooses and Apple Trees on Helmstetter's Curve
Trains, March 2010, page 50
Cascade Section House
Mainline Modeler, November 1999, page 24
Challengers Over the Alleghenies
Trains, April 1992, page 48
Chessie System Railroads
The Historical Guide to North American Railroads, Second Edition, 2000, page 80
Christmas Eve at Carlisle Junction
Trains, January 1965, page 44
Colossus of the Decapods
Trains, November 1983, page 54
Cumberland Narrows
Trains, November 1944, page 36
Diamonds in the Wilderness
Classic Trains Magazine, Summer 2006, page 30
Diesel Detail Close-Up.  Alco RS-3 as WM no. 192
Model Railroading, November 1987, page 58
Diesel Detail Close-Up: Western Maryland Alco FA2
Model Railroading, October 1991, page 38
Diesel Detail Close-Up: Western Maryland EMD GP35
Model Railroading, August/September 1999, page 56
Diesels, Detail-by-Detail: EMD Phase I GP7 as WM no. 21
Railmodel Journal, February 1990, page 16
Diesels of the Western Maryland
Diesel Era, January/February 2000
Eastern-style Steel Cabooses
Railmodel Journal, October 1991, page 16
Electro-Motive 1500-hp Freight Cat, Model F3
Model Railroad Cyclopedia - Volume 2: Diesel Locomotives, 1980, page 92
EMD GP9 Phase 1 and GP7 Phase III: 1954 Production
Mainline Modeler, May 1983, page 50
EMD's GP35 - Phase 1, 77% of Production
Mainline Modeler, June 1990, page 42
F Units Hard at Work
F Units: The Diesel that Did It, 2000, page 28
Fast Freight Line
Trains, May 1941, page 20
Freight Cars: 60 Foot Plate C Auto Parts Box Cars
Railmodel Journal, August 1989, page 38
Freight Cars of the Fifties: 1932 AAR 40-Foot Boxcars
Model Railroading, August 1988, page 38
General American Airslide Covered Hoppers - 2,600 Cu. Ft. Early Design
Model Railroading, July 1991, page 52
Going Out as it Came in Quietly
Trains, May 1980, page 44
Gondola Cars: WM, CB&Q, UP and VGN
The Model Railroader Cyclopedia/The Book of Plans, 1941 Edition, page 90
Gondola Plans
Model Railroader, December 1935, page 327
GP40: The First 645 Geep, Part 22: Western Maryland & Wisconsin Central
Model Railroading, July 2002, page 21
Greenville's GV-2 Two-Bay Covered Hoppers
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia - Volume 3, 1999, page 19
Hagerstown: WM's Heart
Classic Trains, Fall 2012, page 54
Hagerstown's Rail Heritage
Classic Trains, Fall 2012, page 74
History of 40-foot Box Cars, 1933-1948, part II
Model Railroading, April 1989, page 44
Know your Diesel - Alco Road Switchers
Model Railroader, July 1975, page 95
Know your Diesel: Alco S5, S6, and T6 Switchers
Railroad Modeler, July 1977, page 26
Know your Diesel: EMD SD40 and its Variants, Plus the Dash-2 Model
Railroad Modeler, September 1977, page 48
Largest of the Shays
Model Railroader, May 1971, page 43
Modern 50' PS-1, Part 2
Mainline Modeler, May 1994, page 28
Not Again!
Trains, August 1992, page 62
Of Spuds and Slugs
Railroad Model Craftsman, April 1977, page 52
Off the Beaten Path
Trains, May 1951, page 24
Other Road's SD40's
Railroad Modeler, October 1979, page 20
Photo Classics
Classic Trains Magazine, March 2000
Prototype Info: Western Maryland Decapods
Model Railroader, August 2002, page 108
Prototypes for Bachmann's Spectrum 2-8-0
Railmodel Journal, August 1998, page 20
PS-1 50 Foot Box Cars, Part II
Model Railroading, January/February 1986, page 34
Russian 2-10-0
Model Railroad Cyclopedia - Volume 1: Steam Locomotives, 1960, page 60
S-1: Alco's First Standard Switcher, Part 21
Model Railroading, August 2004, page 38
Shays, salamanders, eagles, and more
Trains, August 2013, page 48
Storming Blackwater Canyon
Classic Trains Magazine, Spring 2002, page 62
The AAR "Alternative Standard" Twelve-panel Hopper
Railroad Model Craftsman, July 1986, page 64
The Classic Northeastern Caboose: Protoypes for Life-Like's Proto 2000 Model
Model Railroading, April 1992, page 24
The EMD F-Unit Diesels, Part 1
Railmodel Journal, April 1999, page 13
The Great WM 2-8-0
Model Railroader, November 1972, page 48
The "Pacific Coast" Shay; construction photos; Western Maryland - the Last!
The Shay Modeler's Handbook Series: Class C Shay Model, 1984, page 68
The Trains that Cost Too Much
Trains, July 1953, page 14
The Ugly Duckling
NMRA Bulletin, August 1983, page 54
Time Capsule: June 14, 1952, near the Western Maryland's Shomo Yard
Railmodel Journal, January 1994, page 31
Two Days with Western Maryland Steam
Classic Trains, Fall 2008, page 20
Two lines, two fates in the Alleghenies
Trains, May 2012, page 45
Underdogs Really are Better
Trains, February 2004, page 58
Western Maryland
Trains, March 1954, page 31
Western Maryland - West Virginia Operations
NMRA Bulletin, May 1974, page 7
Western Maryland 2-8-0
HO Monthly/Model Trains, December 1952, page 38
Western Maryland 2-8-0 plans
Model Railroader, March 1936, page 65
Western Maryland 4-6-6-4
Model Railroader, October 1960, page 43
Western Maryland Alco RS-3s
Diesel Era, July/August 2004, page 49
Western Maryland Bulkhead Flat
Mainline Modeler, October 1992, page 74
Western Maryland Bulkhead Flat
Mainline Modeler, Janurary 1993, page 63
Western Maryland Bulkhead Flat, Part 2 - Modeling Conclusion
Mainline Modeler, March 1993, page 36
Western Maryland Channel Side 55-Ton Hoppers
Railmodel Journal, May 1997, page 28
Western Maryland Class H-9 Consolidation
The Model Railroader Cyclopedia/The Book of Plans, 1941 Edition, page 15
Western Maryland Class I1 Russian Decapod 2-10-0 "Jew Engine"
Prototype Modeler, December 1978, page 38
Western Maryland Class J-1 4-8-4
Mainline Modeler, July/August 1980, page 54
Western Maryland Class M-2 4-6-6-4 Locomotives
Prototype Modeler, April 1980, page 26
Western Maryland Decapods
Finescale Railroader, February/March 1998, page 55
Western Maryland Decapods, Many Photos
Model Railroader, June 1985, page 74
Western Maryland Flange Oiler: Modeling an Experiment
Railroad Model Craftsman, May 1988, page 92
Western Maryland Four-Wheel Caboose Plans
Model Railroader, September 1936, page 262
Western Maryland Gondola
Mainline Modeler, October 1993, page 52
Western Maryland Gondola
Mainline Modeler, March 1998, page 42
Western Maryland Gondola
Mainline Modeler, January 2001, page 34
Western Maryland Gondola
Mainline Modeler, January 2001, page 40
Western Maryland Railway
NMRA Bulletin, April 1974, page 8
Western Maryland Railway
The Historical Guide to North American Railroads, Second Edition, 2000, page 455
Western Maryland Shay-geared No. 6
100 Years of Steam Locomotives Collector's Edition, 1945
Western Maryland Shay No. 6
100 Years of Steam Locomotives Collector's Edition, 1940, page 272
Western Maryland Single-expansion Articulated Freight No. 1200
100 Years of Steam Locomotives Collector's Edition, 1940, page 268
Western Maryland Single-expansion Articulated Freight No. 1203
100 Years of Steam Locomotives Collector's Edition, 1940, page 268
Western Maryland TOFC Trailers and Vans
Railroad Model Craftsman, August 1987, page 48
Western Maryland Two-Bay Hopper from Stewart's Kit
Railmodel Journal, June 1994, page 4
Western Maryland Well Hole Flat - A Welded Car
Mainline Modeler, June 2000, page 40
Western Maryland's 50-ton Coaling Station
Model Railroader, December 1962, page 34
Western Maryland's Cumberland Station
Model Railroader, January 2000, page 134
Western Maryland's M-2
Trains, December 1947, page 30
Western Maryland's Twin Hoppers
Prototype Modeler, May/June 1983, page 32
What Could Compare?
Trains, December 1962, page 16
Where to see...FA's in action
Railroad Modeler, April 1972, page 19
WM and Anthracite Roads' "Fishbelly" Hoppers (Stewart)
Railmodel Journal, Feburary 1992, page 21
WM Passenger Cars
Mainline Modeler, July 1993, page 18


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