preserved steam on Horseshoe curve 2017

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preserved steam on Horseshoe curve 2017
Posted by Silver Fox 60017 on Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:02 PM

In one of our ( UK) railway mags, there was a small article about steam on Horsehoe curve this year. I think that a 2-6-6-2 loco recently restored to working order was to be used. Any information  on this?

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Friday, March 31, 2017 9:03 AM

The most famous Horseshoe Curve is on Norfolk Southern's main line in central Pennsylvania.

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is restoring a 2-6-6-2 in not-too-distant Cumberland, Md., but it will not have operating rights over NS lines. There is a famous location on this railroad known as Helmstetters Curve that may be what the story referenced.

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Posted by NareBNSF on Friday, March 31, 2017 11:17 AM

When are they expected to run it?

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Posted by Silver Fox 60017 on Friday, March 31, 2017 3:16 PM

It looks like i might be able to alter my schedule to watch a run on the 13/14 July.Anyone have any good viewing locations to recommend?

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, March 31, 2017 9:11 PM

Check the Western Maryland Scenic Railway web site for information.

https://www.wmsr.com/

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