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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:07 pm 

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Another photo and video from a day later:
https://www.facebook.com/WMSRailroad/po ... 0457227970


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:50 pm 

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kevin kohls wrote:
I see Chesapeake and Ohio on that tender !!!! As a die hard C&O fan I'm hoping that one side will be lettered C&O and the other WM ! I'm loving what I see ! Way to GO.

Kevin K


Hi Kevin

Sorry, but that is magnetic lettering I had done for Jim Wrinn of Trains Magazine. It was an incredible hassle due to shipping, but it was done. It will be available for Trains photo shoots.
Ken Miller


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:59 pm 

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Hi Kevin

Sorry, but that is magnetic lettering I had done for Jim Wrinn of Trains Magazine. It was an incredible hassle due to shipping, but it was done. It will be available for Trains photo shoots.
Ken Miller[/quote]

Jim Wrinn, Who? wants to letter the locomotive......

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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:11 pm 

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Thanks for the photos! Nice to see the stuff works like it was supposed to.

Some might wonder why I did not have the "Chesapeake" without the "e". Simple, magnetic material only came in certain length, and the "e" made it too long! It also helps them on proper spacing.

Ken Miller


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:44 pm 

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Couple of photos of testing on January 02, 2021


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:59 am 

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Man, that thing looks tough! What a great heavy industry pic!


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:15 am 

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She looks like a "working girl" looking for her coal hoppers so she can get to work. Hope break in and all the other concerns go easy on the crews. They really pushed hard these last few weeks to make this deadline. Wish them and WM best of luck these coming few months. Great job guys despite the many set backs and surprises. Congrats. Blessings.


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:20 am 

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The important thing is the 1309 is back in steam. They have lots of work ahead of them yet, but she is back among the living and that whole crew is to be congratulated for getting her back in steam.

Rob Gardner


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:56 pm 

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John Risley wrote:
She looks like a "working girl" looking for her coal hoppers so she can get to work. Hope break in and all the other concerns go easy on the crews. They really pushed hard these last few weeks to make this deadline. Wish them and WM best of luck these coming few months. Great job guys despite the many set backs and surprises. Congrats. Blessings.


So there was a hard deadline?


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:27 am 

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Official recap video:

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Go behind the scenes on the first move of steam locomotive no. 1309 and learn what's next for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.


https://www.facebook.com/WMSRailroad/po ... 8037972970


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:57 pm 

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Western Maryland just be debuted a new logo which features both 1309 and 734.


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
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Alexander D. Mitchell IV wrote:
It seems you're discouraged from asking, or not allowed to ask, such "inconsiderate" questions.

Why does it matter? The engine got finished for New Year's.


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:01 pm 

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How much did it cost to get them to this point?


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:34 pm 

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Southern Steam wrote:
Alexander D. Mitchell IV wrote:
It seems you're discouraged from asking, or not allowed to ask, such "inconsiderate" questions.

Why does it matter? The engine got finished for New Year's.


Nobody seeking good P.R. débuts anything in the news media's "dead time" between Christmas and New Year's, unless it directly relates to the holiday, year-end donation drives, or the like. And not after dark, either. In fact, that's an ideal time to drop necessary news that you don't really want coverage on, like Presidential pardons of questionable rogues, a pending tax increase, or the like. (The Washington DC press corps is famous for receiving in bulk, and distributing, such "bad" news on Friday evening at 4:59 pm, in hopes that weekend apathy to news and amnesia by Monday will blunt reaction to or coverage of such news.)

I mean, heck, you could even say "we finished it just in time to blow the whistle for midnight on New Year's Eve to welcome in the New Year!"

A smarter strategy: Steam it up Dec. 23rd and/or 26th for the publicity moves and shots, call it "a Christmas present from Santa," and say "we still need to finish up a few things before it's really ready to run, and still need another $XX,XXX--your donation by Dec. 31st is tax-deductible!"


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 Post subject: Re: WMSR #1309 Moves under own power - 31 December 2020
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Alexander D. Mitchell IV wrote:
Nobody seeking good P.R. débuts anything in the news media's "dead time" between Christmas and New Year's, unless it directly relates to the holiday, year-end donation drives, or the like. And not after dark, either. In fact, that's an ideal time to drop necessary news that you don't really want coverage on, like Presidential pardons of questionable rogues, a pending tax increase, or the like. (The Washington DC press corps is famous for receiving in bulk, and distributing, such "bad" news on Friday evening at 4:59 pm, in hopes that weekend apathy to news and amnesia by Monday will blunt reaction to or coverage of such news.)

I mean, heck, you could even say "we finished it just in time to blow the whistle for midnight on New Year's Eve to welcome in the New Year!"

A smarter strategy: Steam it up Dec. 23rd and/or 26th for the publicity moves and shots, call it "a Christmas present from Santa," and say "we still need to finish up a few things before it's really ready to run, and still need another $XX,XXX--your donation by Dec. 31st is tax-deductible!"

Maybe it was the quickest they could get it done before the end of the year? I'm sure the WMSR would LOVE to hear from you so you can tell them how they've done everything wrong.


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