WMSR Receives State Grant for Maintenance

The Maryland Board of Public Works has awarded a $250,000 grant to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad to support general operations and equipment maintenance.

The funding will be used to maintain diesel locomotives and passenger equipment, much of which is more than 50 years old.

WMSR has EMD GP30s and a fleet of aging passenger cars that it uses for excursions between Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland.

It is not clear if the funding will be used to help with the restoration of Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 No. 1309.

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