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C&O 1309 update
Posted by SD70Dude on Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:15 PM

Just posted on the WMSR Facebook page, she moves under her own power for the first time:

https://m.facebook.com/WMSRailroad/videos/458140581849827/?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fpg%2FWMSRailroad%2Fposts%2F%3Fref%3Dpage_internal&ref=page_internal&_rdr

Happy New Year indeed!

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, January 1, 2021 9:59 AM

Thanks 'Dude!  Looks like the WMSR's long nightmare of a restoration is just about over.  Talk about perserverance, those guys wrote the book!  

 

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Posted by Vern Moore on Sunday, January 3, 2021 1:48 PM

New Year's Day fun on the WMSR.  1309 moving outside of the shop facility.  (edit: Video removed from youtube)

 

Love the sound of that N&W hooter they have on 1309.  Takes me back to early childhood when that was a regular sound when N&W was still running steam in my hometown up in the mountains of Virginia.

 

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Posted by fifedog on Sunday, September 19, 2021 7:56 AM

September 11-12 was Heritage Days in Cumberland, MD.  I was volunteering at the WM NRHS chapter caboose, and this was parked next to us on Track 2...

 

Local residents and WMSR patrons were very pleased with the progress made by the crew.  WMSR also announced that 1309 will premier on its Polar Express the weekend on December 17-19.

 

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Sunday, September 19, 2021 9:09 AM

Cool! Awesome whistle!!!!!!

I saw she spun the drivers a bit.

Still in training.


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Posted by Overmod on Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:12 PM

That in-service date ought to be better promoted here, and tracked in this thread going forward.  I think the likelihood of any further 'awful surprises' is very slight, and we'll have another fully-operating articulated as a Christmas present...

Can someone explain what's up with that rear tender truck?

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, September 19, 2021 5:49 PM

I am surprised it is not being fired up for some Fall Foliage runs.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, September 19, 2021 8:09 PM

BaltACD

I am surprised it is not being fired up for some Fall Foliage runs.

 

I'm a bit surprised myself, but I'm sure there are reasons.  Maybe final mechanical work or waiting for completion of federal inspections?

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Posted by zugmann on Monday, September 20, 2021 1:34 AM

Overmod
Can someone explain what's up with that rear tender truck?

The wrong road name is painted on the tender above it? 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, September 20, 2021 8:38 AM

zugmann
The wrong road name is painted on the tender above it? 

Shussshhhh...  Wink  

Those guys went through so much agony restoring that thing it'd be fine with me if they painted "Eat At Joe's" on the tender!  

 

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Posted by mvlandsw on Monday, September 20, 2021 8:25 PM

There was some problem with the FRA and track tie condition. I don't know if that has been resolved.

I'm sure they wouldn't want it to derail on its first trip.

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, September 20, 2021 9:47 PM

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Posted by kgbw49 on Monday, September 20, 2021 10:18 PM

Here is an original Western Maryland 2-6-6-2, pre-Fireball:

https://www.steamlocomotive.com/whyte/2-6-6-2/USA/photos/wm957-mitchell.jpg

 

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