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Baldwin Locomotive Being Restored For 2016 Season

September 8th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

The Baldwin locomotive No. 1309, built in 1949, is being restored and ready to roll in 2016 for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad- and the hope is the attraction will provide a tremendous boost in ridership for the local tourist train. The scenic railroad says it was the last commercially built steam engine made by Philadelphia-based Baldwin Locomotive Works for use in the United States. The 217-ton steam locomotive had been housed at Baltimore’s B&O Railroad Museum until being transported to Cumberland in July.  Steve Spring with the scenic railroad says anticipation of the newly restored engine should provide a boost in visitors to the area- leading to more riders…


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