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News Wire: Western Maryland Scenic says funding delays will delay C&O 1309 restoration

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:00 PM

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 No. 1309 is going to be late for it's own debut. John Garner, the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad's superintendent tells Trains News Wire that while the railroad has spent $800,000 of its own mo...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/04/26-western-maryland-scenic-says-funding-delays-will-pushback-co-1309-restoration

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Posted by BOB WITHORN on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:52 PM
Kind of what you expect when there is gov'mt involved. The cancelled July trips are a shame but it is what you get when you ASSUME everything will go as planned.
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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:59 PM

MD government - penny wise, dollar foolish!

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Posted by gwyn68 on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:21 PM

It is a shame this,the WM seems to have done its part,

I wonder what the cost will be to the locality in lost tourism,probably way more than the $400,000? 

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:36 PM

Just because they won't get the 1309 completed on schedule doesn't mean the WMSR is shut down.  They will still be running their normal schedule of excursions with diesel power.  Not the attraction of the 1309 or the 734 but enjoyable trips never the less.

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Posted by zugmann on Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:58 AM

Has the wmsr put up their matching funds for the grant or not? Not really clear in the article. 

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And why does the truth seem too hard to be true?

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Posted by ROBERT WILLISON on Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:08 PM

 I just hope it doesn't affect the rail road as a whole. That the don't become over extended. These large projects are never easy.  I wish them the Best.

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