Folks, this is B-I-G! You can read the announcement for yourself but the whole thing in a nutshell is that the B&O Museum in Baltimore will be transferring C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309 to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad for restoration and operation on its line. The full announcement can be seen here:
Please note that they are asking for some financial support to pull this off. I hope you will join me in sending them a few dollars to return this magnificant piece of railroad engineering to the rails for generations to come to experience.
Imagine… a USRA Mallet once again pounding the rails… what a sight that will be along the right of way.