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End of a journey – and the start of another

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Sometimes on a long journey, it’s impossible to know just how far you’ve come until you’re almost at the end. And the long adventure of breathing life back into Western Maryland steam locomotive no. 1309 is nearing an important conclusion.

Emery Trust grants $50,000 toward finishing 1309 restoration

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From Trains Magazine:

CUMBERLAND, Md. — The Emery Rail Heritage Trust and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad are pleased to announce the trust has issued a special mid-year grant of $50,000 to help complete 2-6-6-2 No. 1309 as part of the “Steam the Last Baldwin” fundraising campaign.