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Date: 06/30/20 08:39
WMSR / C&O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: DTWilson

A photo essay that almost didn't happen because of a redirected loaded coal train on the Mountain Sub with DPU's ... but that's another story.

We made it to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad's Ridgeley, WV shops 20 minutes before the scheduled 1309 hr. Whistle Blow event.

1) Inside one of "Conductor Bill's" cars....

2) #1309 outside the shop. In the background to the rear of #1309 one can spot the #734..... and to the right is the new "Office Car" for the WMSR. It will be used by the General Manager and his staff.

3)  A little smoke........

.... More to Follow ....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/30/20 09:41 by DTWilson.








Date: 06/30/20 08:41
Re: WMSR / C& O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: DTWilson

Couple of overall shots of #1309....

.... More to Follow ...






Date: 06/30/20 08:43
Re: WMSR / C& O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: DTWilson

1) Front of #1309 with the Air Compressors now installed.

2) Adjusting the whistle cable....

3) Outside the shop under steam.......

... More to Follow.....








Date: 06/30/20 08:46
Re: WMSR / C& O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: DTWilson

1) & 2) Holes where the "Overfire Jets" were located......

3) Blower off shop air....

... More to Follow ....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/30/20 08:54 by DTWilson.








Date: 06/30/20 08:48
Re: WMSR / C& O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: DTWilson

Some shots in Black & White......

.... More to Follow .....








Date: 06/30/20 08:53
Re: WMSR / C& O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: DTWilson

1) 1309 hrs........ the whistle blow........

2) The main reason for the visit.... The 9 yr old gets to blow #1309's whistle ....... with a little help from dad. (Photo taken with my camera by one of the crew members. Thank You Sir whoever you were....) 32 years earlier it was me whistling off as we departed with Jack Showalter's #1238 on another trip to Frostburg........

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Tim W.






Date: 06/30/20 10:35
Re: WMSR / C& O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: meixel

Lookin good!

John Meixel
Longmont, CO



Date: 06/30/20 12:16
Re: WMSR / C& O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: wmbrakeman

another great round of photos , and so lucky you can share the time with your son , you always on top of photo list , 



Date: 06/30/20 12:19
Re: WMSR / C& O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: co614

Thanks Tim for thinking of the rest of us. Congrats to the WMSR crew and let's hope she'll soon run under her own steam for the first time in decades.

   Hope springs eternal. Ross Rowland 



Date: 06/30/20 12:39
Re: WMSR / C& O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: refarkas

Somehow your black and whites bring more reality to me because your color photos seem to good to be true seeing it fired up!
Super set of images.
Bob



Date: 06/30/20 13:50
Re: WMSR / C& O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: ClubCar

Hi Tim.  I cannot thank you enough for all the photos that you share with all of us here on Trainorders.  They are all excellent photos and I really enjoyed seeing you and your son blowing the whistle.  That is outstanding.  I have made contributions to this restoration and hopefully this engine will be in operation shortly.  All the best to everyone involved and please, everyone stay safe and well.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 06/30/20 15:42
Re: WMSR / C&O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: TheNavigator

Nice pictures and photo essay.  As others have said, thanks for taking the time and posting.
GK



Date: 06/30/20 18:59
Re: WMSR / C&O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: 611Doug

Tim,
Now that is a Fathers Day present!!!   Great pictures as always.
Doug Freas



Date: 06/30/20 19:40
Re: WMSR / C&O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: seaboardc30-7

How much work remains to be done?  Do they have sufficient funds to complete the restoration?



Date: 06/30/20 19:42
Re: WMSR / C&O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: wabash2800

I hate to say it,  but this appears to be "blowing more smoke" (third fireup) to raise more money. But more power to them, if they use the money to get it running.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 07/01/20 01:32
Re: WMSR / C&O #1309 3rd Steam Up - 29 June 2020
Author: ClubCar

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> I hate to say it,  but this appears to be
> "blowing more smoke" (third fireup) to raise more
> money. But more power to them, if they use the
> money to get it running.
>
> Victor A. Baird
> http://www.erstwhilepublications.com
Well what if it is?  The engine is almost completed folks and it will help them immensely if any of you out here have not donated and wish to do so, please by all means, send them some money NOW, so that it will be steaming up to Frostburg very soon.  Go to www.wmsr.com for details.  Every dollar counts.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



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