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Steam Engine 1309 Ready for Fourth of July

January 29th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

It was back in October that a  successful test of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad's massive steam powered engine No. 1309 was conducted- and railroad superintendent John Garner is looking for a Fourth of July weekend launch.  The Baldwin 2-6-6-2 steam locomotive has undergone a test of its coal-fired water boiler- and while some finishing touches are still being completed-  Garner says it appears as though much of the puzzle is starting to fall in to place. While reluctant to provide an estimated startup in recent months- Garner tells WCBC News that a weekend July 4th run is scheduled….

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