Old 06-15-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
Mgoldman
Senior Member
 
Mgoldman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,641
Default WM #734 staying in Cumberland

Or should I have titled this "Least favorite Railroad: CSX"?

Press Release
Western Maryland Steam Train unable to attend
June 15, 2010

For Immediate release

The West Virginia Rails 2010 committee would like to announce that steam locomotive no. 734 will not be able to attend the 100 year celebration of trains in Petersburg, WV. CSX railroad of Jacksonville, FL has declined to move the locomotive 10 miles to the South Branch Railroad from Cumberland, MD. After receiving tentative approval the first part of April, a decision was made that the steam locomotive can not be shipped on CSX rails.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad will be sending GP-30 diesel locomotive in place of the steam locomotive. Passengers scheduled to ride behind no. 734 will be treated to an excursion behind vintage 1952 built streamlined Baltimore and Ohio diesel locomotive no. 722. Those passengers will also receive a voucher to be redeemed by the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland, MD for a ride behind the no. 734 at no additional charge.

The West Virginia Rails 2010 committee is disappointed by the decision of CSX but is committed to holding a great event in Petersburg, WV on June 25-27, 2010. The first steam locomotive, no. 17 will be arriving June 18th to Petersburg, WV from North Carolina. Steam locomotive no. 75 will arrive June 23 from Scranton, PA. The rest of the locomotives will arrive June 24.

_____________________________________

This is likely due to a new ban on "special moves" by CSX in relation to the TRRA fiasco (see bleow) in which older equipment derailed due to improper handling of equipment that did not have the latest coupler technology. Those who have signed up for the pre-event charter with Lerro Productions should be receiving e-mails shortly. Both the charter and the Rail Fest event will proceed. This is a gem of a line with spectacular scenery and an abundance of nostalgic equipment including the new B&O F unit, a C&O F unit, a Chessie unit and more, as well as a few visiting steam engines for Rail Fest over the weekend. Come out and have a great time and help support these events and the efforts of those who put a considerable amount of time and effort into them. High attendance not only guarantees a good time, but provides the motivation for continued efforts for future such events.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=317903
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=318909
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=318159

/Mitch

Last edited by Mgoldman; 06-15-2010 at 11:25 PM.
Mgoldman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 08:31 PM   #2
jnohallman
Senior Member
 
jnohallman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,527
Default

Boo!

(additional required characters)

Jon
__________________
"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." - Mark Twain

Click here to see my photos on RP.net!

Do not, under any circumstances whatsoever, click here. Don't even think about it. I'm warning you!
jnohallman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.