WMSR Shop Tour Set for Nov. 20

A tour of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad shops is being offered on Nov. 20 and will feature at look at Chesapeake & Ohio No. 1309, which is being restored there to operating condition.

Western Maryland ScenicThe five-hour tour is being sponsored by the Washington Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and will be led by John Hankey, the tourist railroad’s curator.

Hankey has been involved with WMS since its founding 30 years ago.

Aside from viewing C&O H-6 Mallet class 2-6-6-2 No. 1309, tour participants will inspect the WMSR locomotive fleet, have lunch, and take a short “rare mileage” trip to the former Western Maryland wye and yard at Maryland Junction.

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