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C&O 1309 Is Back Under Steam At Last!

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:48 pm
by SOO2719
Western Maryland Scenic had a nice way to ring in the new year last night: fire up and move Chesapeake & Ohio 1309!

https://www.facebook.com/WMSRailroad/posts/10158818502052970

Interesting whistle she's got.
Happy New Year, folks. :D

Re: C&O 1309 Is Back Under Steam At Last!

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:14 pm
by SOO2719
Here is a free to read article from Railfan & Railroad about 1309 moving under her own power again after over sixty years:

http://railfan.com/co-1309-moves-under-its-own-power-for-first-time-in-64-years/

Image from the article:

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Re: C&O 1309 Is Back Under Steam At Last!

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:02 pm
by Mark D
That thing looks like a brute of a locomotive! But I don't know the wheel arrangement and can't see it in the photo
Can you post some information about this beast?

Mark D.

Re: C&O 1309 Is Back Under Steam At Last!

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:58 pm
by SOO2719
She's a 2-6-6-2 Mallet, Mark.
Here is some more information:

https://wmsr.com/1309-restoration/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake_and_Ohio_1309