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Date: 04/19/17 04:59
Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: HotWater

Just read on another forum, that since a $400,000 grant from the stat has not come through, yet, all work has been stopped on #1309. Somebody care to elaborate here?



Date: 04/19/17 06:08
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: Buttons2013

While I hope this isn't true I wouldn't find it to be surprising. The wheels in government turn excruciatingly slow sometimes.



Date: 04/19/17 19:16
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: nycstl

HotWater Wrote:
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> Just read on another forum, that since a $400,000
> grant from the stat has not come through, yet, all
> work has been stopped on #1309. Somebody care to
> elaborate here?

No

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Date: 04/20/17 07:04
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: Buttons2013

Too bad no one has the inside "coal scoop." Based on the number of page views, this subject matter seems to have garnered a lot of interest.



Date: 04/20/17 12:16
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: HotWater

Someone posted on another forum, that a "faceplant" posting today (April 20, 2017) indicates that they are now "hoping for fall 2017".



Date: 04/20/17 12:38
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: TCGB53

The only post I have found I have copied. Notice it is dated ONE year ago today. There is no mention of a delay on the Western Scenic Maryland Facebook page.




Date: 04/20/17 13:06
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: callum_out

There's a ticket ad floating around for a first ride in like November, as I remember,
maybe optimistic, maybe not.

Out



Date: 04/20/17 13:23
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: Spoony81

callum_out Wrote:
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> There's a ticket ad floating around for a first
> ride in like November, as I remember,
> maybe optimistic, maybe not.
>
> Out


Well back in January they announced excursions with 1309 starting July 1st. It's going to be a big PR hit if that's not the case

https://www.wmsr.com/2017/01/20/wmsr-announces-1309-debut/



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/20/17 13:23 by Spoony81.



Date: 04/20/17 14:41
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: jkh2cpu

Has anyone called them up to ask about this?

(HotWater: don't answer ;-) )

John.



Date: 04/20/17 17:24
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: Buttons2013

TCGB53 Wrote:
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> The only post I have found I have copied. Notice
> it is dated ONE year ago today. There is no
> mention of a delay on the Western Scenic Maryland
> Facebook page.


I think this is when they were "hoping" for fall of 2016. I noticed this page hasn't been updated in a while.



Date: 04/20/17 17:30
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: Buttons2013

Regardless of what is going on with 1309 it is clear that they need a good communications director. There is clearly an appetite for information without a source to get it. IMHO the 2926 group has done an excellent job in this department.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/20/17 17:32 by Buttons2013.



Date: 04/20/17 18:18
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: highgreengraphics

Glad I decided not to send them the 500 bucks they wanted for reservations for the TRAINS Magazine photo special in October... === === = === JLH



Date: 04/28/17 05:33
Re: Work stopped on WMSR #1309?
Author: HotWater

Some more "additional information": Reportedly the General Manager at WMSR, Mr. John Garner, has stated that once the funding has been received from the state of Maryland, there is about "6 weeks of work left to do, once they get started.". Such a forecast seems pretty odd, to me anyway, especially since all the finished drivers are still sitting on the ground.



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