Trains Magazine, Western Maryland Scenic Hosts Fall Colors Photo Event, Featuring the World’s Largest Operating Mallet Steam Locomotive

Pre-dawn light illuminates the great plume as the steam engine pulls the train
Western Maryland Scenic No. 1309 greets dawn in the Narrows just outside of Cumberland, Md. on February 27, 2022. Photograph by Jim Wrinn

Trains Magazine and Western Maryland Scenic will host 60 guests at their sold-out event Nov. 4-6, 2022, to once again welcome Baldwin’s last steam locomotive built for the United States. The world’s largest working Mallet will perform for guests for three days at its first fall event for photographers. The event will include a program on its restoration, which was sponsored by Trains magazine; a night run and night photo shoots; two days of photo locations with 10+ car photo freight on the legendary Western Main Line in Maryland. You will return home with great memories, full memory cards and a fantastic experience. The event includes the Friday reception aboard the railway’s dinner train: breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

But wait, there’s more!
If you are interested in other Photographic Trains events, tickets are still available for our Age of Steam Roundhouse Event with more events to be announced soon! Watch Trains’ News Wire, the print magazine and Trains Facebook page for announcements.