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RESTORING 1309 2017-10-09T09:56:22+00:00

Restoring C&O 1309

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad continues to make steady progress in the return-to-service restoration of former C&O 2-6-6-2 No. 1309.

The Baldwin Locomotive Works built #1309 in September 1949 as its last commercially built steam locomotive for use by a railroad in the USA. It had previously been preserved and displayed at the B&O Museum of Baltimore since 1972.

If work continues as planned, 1309 will return to service in 2018. At that time, we will celebrate what will be the largest and most powerful regularly operating steam locomotive in the country.

View the History/Fact Sheet on the C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309

See latest progress video by John Garner, CEO. 

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