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Engine 1309 Expected in Time for Polar Express

September 27th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Purchased in 2014 and undergoing a lengthy restoration since- the massive Baldwin steam locomotive No. 1309 is nearly ready to be put into service. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad executive director Wes Heinz anticipates it will be ready to roll in time to lead the popular Polar Express excursions in mid December. Heinz tells WCBC News that the steam engine experience is unique-  and early indications are it will be a huge draw…