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Steam Engine 1309 Off The Rails Until Early 2018

August 2nd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Those comments made just last week on WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show” by Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Superintendent John Garner. What a difference a week makes as on Tuesday, Garner and Trains Magazine announced the railroad will postpone inaugural photo-charter freights with Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 No. 1309.   The delay will give the railroad more time to perform additional running gear work, complete restoration of the 1949 Baldwin-built locomotive, and complete break-in runs. The 80 ticket holders for each photo freight will be given the first opportunity to reschedule their reservations to an early 2018 date. The new dates will be announced two months in advance of the events. Ticket holders for the photo freights will be contacted in the next week to reschedule their spots or request a refund.


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