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Trainscapes: Massive Steam Locomotive C&O 1309 Returns To Life

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YouTube channel Crossbuck Productions comes a video about a steam locomotive.  After a seven year journey and thousands of hours of hard work from the Western Maryland Scenic Railway, C&O (Western Maryland) 1309 returns to life. 1309 is a 2-6-6-2 “Mallet” Class H6 steam locomotive built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in November 1949 for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. 1309 served the mountainous rails of West Virginia hauling mainly coal until its retirement in 1956. It sat for nearly twenty years at the C&O’s Peach Creek, WV roundhouse until being donated to the B&O Railroad Museum in 1975. Then, it rusted away in the elements until finally being sent to the WMSR in 2014 to be restored to operation. Today, 1309 breathes once more.

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