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WMSR’s Steam Engine 1309 Now 100% Operational

March 23rd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Steam engine 1309 is 100% operational with a required inspection from the Federal Railroad Administration now the lone remaining hurdle. The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Board of Directors conducted its regular monthly meeting Monday afternoon and the theme was one of cautious optimism that there will be a 2021 season starting sometime this summer or fall.  Bob Flanigan, vice chair of the board of directors, said that while there has been no shortage of skeptics and critics when it comes to the tourist train operation, tourists have routinely offered glowing reviews…