Cumberland, Maryland May 1985.

In the course of a ten-day Amtrak trip, I spent twenty-four hours at Cumberland, Maryland, where I made a variety of photos of Chessie System’s Baltimore & Ohio.

I found many railroaders on the B&O to be cordial and helpful. A man in this trackside office near the west-end of the sprawling Cumberland Yard invited me to make a photograph from his window.

Cumberland, Maryland as seen from a yard-side office in May 1985. I remember making the photograph, but I can't recall what function the office served. I was there only once. I also recall that it was very warm for May and I was happy to get out of the sun. Exposed with a Rollei Model T on Kodak B&W film, scanned with an Epson V600 scanner.
Cumberland, Maryland as seen from a yard-side office in May 1985. I remember making the photograph, but I can’t recall what function the office served. I was there only once. I also recall that it was very warm and humid for May and I was happy to get out of the sun. There appears to be a thermometer in the window which reads about 85 F.  Exposed with a Rollei Model T on Kodak B&W film, scanned with an Epson V600 scanner.

I exposed the image on Kodak black & white film using my dad’s Rolleiflex Model T that I’d borrowed for the duration of the trip. I also made a few color slides that day. I’ve always liked the framing of the B&O locomotive.

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One thought on “Cumberland, Maryland May 1985.”

  1. Always enjoy seeing and evaluating your excellent photography.

    Do you have a photo looking south from the south end of either of the 125th and Park MN once NYCentral Station platforms? I would dearly love to put an enlargement on a wall of my Jerusalem apartment. The year and equipment are not critical, but the older the better. It can be sent as an pdf, jpg, bmp, tff, or word attachment. And if you can add an electronic signature in a bottom corner, I will preserve it. Thanks in advance

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