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Helpers on Helmstetter’s Curve

By Angela Cotey | June 10, 2024

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Two big 2-10-0s cut in as mid-train helpers assist in lifting a train up the Western Maryland main line west of Cumberland, Md., at famous Helmstetter’s Curve in May 1952. The road engine and rear-end helper are also Decapods. WM’s class I-2 engines were the heaviest 2-10-0s ever built.
Edward Theisinger photo

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