Restoring C&O 1309
The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad continues to make steady progress in the return-to-service restoration of former C&O 2-6-6-2 No. 1039.
The Baldwin Locomotive Works built #1309 in September 1949 as its last commercially built steam locomotive for use by a railroad in the USA. It had previously been preserved and displayed at the B&O Museum of Baltimore since 1972.
If work continues as planned, 1309 will return to service during the Fall of 2016. At that time, we will celebrate what will be the largest and most powerful regularly operating steam locomotive in the country.
View the History/Fact Sheet on the C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309
See how you can help by participating in the “1309 Completion Campaign”
We will continue to post updates on our progress below: