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Date: 09/17/22 17:41
Western Maryland Locomotive News - 17 September 2022
Author: DTWilson

1) Carbody of WM Alco FA #303 still remains in Allegany County, MD. The FA, I'm told needs to be lightened and another trailer is coming next week so the locomotive can continue it's journey to the midwest. Pictured here the #303 at rest in the yard of Belt Construction in Bowling Green, MD on Saturday the 17th. In the background CSX train L135-17 heads west on the Mountain Sub.

2) Western Maryland Scenic RR's GP30 #501 shoves WM / PNL SD40 #7471 on the Interchange Track at Cumberland, MD. The big SD has been leased to the Steam Railroading Institute (SRI) in Michigan. (Press Release on the SRI website about diesels substituting for the PM #1225 on this years Polar Express Trains.

3) #7471 on the Interchange Track at Cumberland, MD as the WMSR $502 crosses back over the Potomac River into Ridgeley, WV

Tim W.








Date: 09/17/22 18:30
Re: Western Maryland Locomotive News - 17 September 2022
Author: New773

Wow! Is that FA real? Where has that been hiding? There are trucks and fuel tank somewhere?



Date: 09/17/22 18:36
Re: Western Maryland Locomotive News - 17 September 2022
Author: wabash2800

Click here:  A Wet but Airborne Alco FA ..... WM #303 .... 12 Sept 2022 (trainorders.com)


New773 Wrote:
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> Wow! Is that FA real? Where has that been hiding?
> There are trucks and fuel tank somewhere?



Date: 09/17/22 19:18
Re: Western Maryland Locomotive News - 17 September 2022
Author: refarkas

First-class photos - Interesting information.
Bob



Date: 09/17/22 19:59
Re: Western Maryland Locomotive News - 17 September 2022
Author: krm152

Excellent photos and interestimg news.  Thanks for your posting.
ALLEN



Date: 09/18/22 04:13
Re: Western Maryland Locomotive News - 17 September 2022
Author: ClubCar

As always, your coverage Tim is first class all the way.  Thank you so much for keeping us up to date of trains in the Cumberland area.  Long live the Western Maryland Memories.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 09/18/22 08:18
Re: Western Maryland Locomotive News - 17 September 2022
Author: TractiveEffort

Great photos and theme!



Date: 09/18/22 11:11
Re: Western Maryland Locomotive News - 17 September 2022
Author: Kemacprr

That old girl is going to need a lot of work to even become a cab car again ! Hope it goes to a good home with lots of money and energy. --------- Ken 



Date: 09/18/22 19:17
Re: Western Maryland Locomotive News - 17 September 2022
Author: stanhunter

What is the heritage of the FA, and where exactly is it going?



Date: 09/18/22 22:39
Re: Western Maryland Locomotive News - 17 September 2022
Author: DTWilson

stanhunter Wrote:
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> What is the heritage of the FA, and where exactly
> is it going?

The Alco FA is original to the Western Maryland Railway. They had Four (4) FA's and they all went to the Long Island RR.
301 was lost to a wreck on the LIRR, 302 still exists in WV, 303 is in MD, 304 lost it's cab in a conversion on the LIRR and later the converted power car was scrapped....

The 303 is going to the Midwest, final destination is not known by me.

Tim W.



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