In the last newsletter,
President Keith had an excellent
write up on the restoration of
C&O 1309 for use on the Western
Maryland Scenic Railroad.
A couple of additional details:
-The 1309 was the last steam
locomotive built by the Baldwin
Locomotive Works for domestic
use . This was in Sept. 1949
- !#09 is a compound locomotive
and will be one of a very few
compounds operating world wide..
Compounding which was a French
invention uses steam from the
boiler to feed two high pressure
cylinders. The steam then passes
on to two low pressure cylinders
before being exhausted out the
stack.. The exhaust has an
unusual CHUFF_CHUFF chuff chuff
sound when working in the
As of this date, Aug 6, Norfolk
Southern has not yet posted a
schedule for main line running
of the 765. The engine will make
some trips on
Cuyhoga Valley Scenic Railway in
eastern Ohio Sept 6th -13th.
Details can be obtained from the
railroad at 1 800 468 4070.
The September issue of Trains
Magazine contains an article in
its map of the month column
titled Pennsylvania's Steel City
The detailed map of the Mainline
covers Pitcairn to Johnstown and
shows present and former routes.