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Date: 03/15/19 03:16
1309 Plan to Run July 4
Author: mdogg

Interesting comments about still needing funds and will reverse back to Cumberland.

https://www.times-news.com/news/local_news/wmsr-planning-july-th-debut-for-steam-locomotive/article_fec6d102-3ada-5ae8-93b4-9185df9c0d84.html

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/19 03:21 by mdogg.



Date: 03/15/19 04:28
Re: 1309 Plan to Run July 4
Author: Keystone1

Has the railroad figured out the Frostburg turntable problem?



Date: 03/15/19 05:09
Re: 1309 Plan to Run July 4
Author: warren1977

6 week old news, WMSR posted another update on 2/27/19.



Date: 03/15/19 05:51
Re: 1309 Plan to Run July 4
Author: andersonb109

Sign me up. Oh wait. 



Date: 03/15/19 08:29
Re: 1309 Plan to Run July 4
Author: CPR_4000

Keystone1 Wrote:
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> Has the railroad figured out the Frostburg
> turntable problem?

Apparently not, as the OP says the engine will back up on the return.



Date: 03/15/19 09:09
Re: 1309 Plan to Run July 4
Author: HotWater

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Keystone1 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Has the railroad figured out the Frostburg
> > turntable problem?
>
> Apparently not, as the OP says the engine will
> back up on the return.

I'm pretty sure I remember that the folks at the WMSR made all the measurements of the wheel-base length of 1309 vs. the turntable length, prior to "going after" the 1309, i.e. the 1309 would indeed be able to turn on that 100 foot turntable. Guess they may have overlooked actually getting 1309 to the turntable.



Date: 03/15/19 09:19
Re: 1309 Plan to Run July 4
Author: swirsk53

WSM RR website has tickets for sale for trips beginning July 5th. Looks like they plan to operate 1309 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 



Date: 03/15/19 12:49
Re: 1309 Plan to Run July 4
Author: MaryMcPherson

HotWater Wrote:
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> Guess they may have overlooked actually getting 1309 to
> the turntable.

That, or funds for track realignment to come at a future date.

Mary McPherson
Dongola, IL
Diverging Clear Productions



Date: 03/18/19 14:08
Re: 1309 Plan to Run July 4
Author: BKLJ611

The tracks leading to the turntable cross a street which will be an issue in getting that problem solved. 



Date: 03/31/19 19:30
Re: 1309 Plan to Run July 4
Author: SD80MACfan

If I'm not mistaken, running tender first was a common occurrence for the C&O's H class engines when they were in regular service. So I doubt it would be a problem at all for the 1309.



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