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According To Article WMSR May Gain Locomotive But Lose Railroad Itself

August 15th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

According to an article in Trains News Wire, the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad may gain a locomotive but lose the railroad itself, if costs of restoration outstrip the funds to pay for them.  Western Maryland’s General Manager John Garner told the magazine that he is a realist and at one point the operation is going to run out of money.  The restoration of the steam locomotive 1309 has become something of a money pit for the railroad- with the price tag jumping significantly in the past year. As he has on a few occasions in talking with WCBC News, Garner is quick to note that acquiring 1309 was not the idea of the current railroad management team…

 

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