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Scenic Railroad returns to Frostburg May 6th

March 29th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad officials announced recently that tickets are on sale to ride behind Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 No. 1309 during the July 4th weekend.  Railroad enthusiasts are being asked to purchase their tickets now for the Allegheny Mountain Express, the first train to be pulled by C&O 1309 this summer. The inaugural trip will take place Saturday, July 1 and will feature a round-trip excursion from Cumberland to Frostburg. The train will leave from Cumberland at 9 a.m. and return at 11:45 a.m.  A landslide last year forced railroad officials to cancel the Frostburg portion of the daily excursions – however repairs have been completed and rides to Frostburg are targeted to begin May 6th.  Once operational, it will be the largest articulated steam locomotive in regular service in the United States. Railroad Superintendent John Garner said in addition to the restored 1309 steam engine, another unique feature that is getting national attention is the original line still in service…





 

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