Chapter Mtg – Sept 16, 2020

SEPT. 16 SOCIAL MEETING of the WM Chapter NRHS will be held at 7 PM in the Cumberland Railroad Museum at 17 Howard Street among the shops at Canal Place. Parking is available in the lot along Howard Street beneath the Interstate Route 68 bridge north of Footer’s Dye Works building.

The meeting is open to the public at no charge.  Meeting Program Chairman Jeff Geiger has chosen to show the seventy-minute video, Western Maryland : “End of an Era,” on the 55-inch , 4K Ultra HD video screen mounted on the west wall of the railroad museum. Recently, the audio has been augmented with the addition of a Bose sound system that provides a richer, wider audio spectrum.

In the mid-1970s, renowned railroad cinematographer Emery Gulash brought his 16mm movie camera to the Allegheny Mountains of northeastern  West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania, and lovingly photographed the Western Maryland Railway before its total absorption by the B&O Railroad and Chessie System. Seen here is mountain railroading in the East at its best.

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