Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village

Preservers of the Historic Ma & Pa Railroad

Ma & Pa Railroad Equipment

SW-9 #82 (Summer of 1997)

#82 Photo by Marlin Markle (Summer 1997)

EMD SW-9 #82

Click here to see the moving of Engine 82 from York, PA to Muddy Creek Forks.


View the entire Steam Roster of the Ma & Pa RR

Once on Roster page scroll over either Engine "Number" or "Wheel Arangement" to view photo of engine.


View the entire Diesel-Electric Roster of the Ma & Pa RR

Once on Roster page scroll over either Engine "Number" or "Wheel Arangement" to view photo of engine.


View the move of Flatcar #110 to Muddy Creek Forks

During the 1930s and 40s the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad became famous as a pioneer of railfan excursions. A popular feature of these trips was flatcar #110, which was fitted out as an open-air excursion car. On August 3rd, flatcar #110 was moved to Muddy Creek Forks to join the Society's collection of original Ma & Pa equipment. Since 1988 it had been stored at the Early American Steam Engine Society's Steam-O-Rama showgrounds in Windsor. When it was moved to Steam-O-Rama the car was configured with a derrick for maintenance of way service as loader X12. The Society, however, plans to restore it as flatcar #110, so the derrick was removed and left at Steam-O-Rama. The Society's goal is to outfit the car for excursion service as it was in the 1940s so that, in both appearance and operation, the restored car will accurately portray its role on the Ma & Pa.

Flatcar #110 was moved to Muddy Creek Forks by the Markey Trucking Company of Dallastown. Its body (at this point not much more than an underframe) was lifted from the trucks and loaded onto a flatbed trailer on Friday evening, August 2nd, and the trucks were moved to High Rock on a roll back truck that evening. On the morning of August 3rd the car body and a 25000 pound crane arrived at High Rock shortly after 8:30 am. Pete Tinsley, Mike Shay, Dan Varholy, and Craig Sansonetti were there to meet it. Click here to see the move of #110.

Photos from the past of flatcar #110

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The end of stock car #210 before being converted into flatcar #110 in 1938.

flatcar #110

Flatcar #110 carring a small load of ties at Towson in 1943

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#110 bringing up the end of a railfan excursion train at Rocks, MD on June 29, 1947

flatcar #110

"LIFE Goes to a party on the 'Ma & Pa' Railroad" is the story about Life Magazine's party on the Ma & Pa Railroad on September 14, 1947.

Appearing in LIFE Magazine in the October 13, 1947 (p.160-164) issue was this picture. The top-hatted gentlemen (l. to r.) are Author Lucius Beebe, Editor Sherman Baker and Beebe's collaborator, Charles Clegg. Centered in the foreground with no hat is Ma & Pa president O.H. Nance. This rail excursion was dubbed "The Champagne Special" by some. View the entire article in LIFE Magazine.

Remember to scroll down to page 160.

Beebe on flatcar 110

Old Railroader Beebe easily keeps his balance on flatcar 110

flatcar 110

In February 1973, flatcar 110 was ready to go to work

Flatcar 110 now back at Muddy Creek Forks (August 2013). To see the move of the 110 to Muddy Creek Forks, click on the image below.

flatcar 110


View the move of Tool Car X-11 to Muddy Creek Forks

Tool Car X 11

Additional pictures of Tool Car X-11 from John Wolf taken in 1974 (Delta, PA?).

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