NC&StL Restoration Update: “No. 576 Boiler Report Now Available”

NASHVILLE – During the first few months of 2020, experts in steam mechanics and Nashville Steam volunteers inspected the current condition of No. 576’s boiler. Because of this cooperative effort, we have successfully identified all trouble areas of the boiler and have developed the scope of work for the boiler repairs. These efforts are already underway with volunteers logging, measuring, and removing nearly 70% of those “trouble” areas for repair and replacement prior to the temporary suspension of our mechanical work sessions.

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No. 576 Boiler Report Now Available

Article courtesy of The Nashville Steam Preservation Society, Inc.


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Project 2716 Restoration Update

Emery Trust Awards C&O 2716 $43,000

March 24, 2020

Irvine Ky – For the second year in a row, the Kentucky Railway Museum will receive a grant from the John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust to be used for the restoration of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway steam engine #2716. The money is to be used by Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation, the lessors of the locomotive. Kentucky Steam has a long-term lease on the locomotive and is performing the restoration work.

The award comes on the heels of another generous grant made by the Emery Trust in 2019. The $43,000.00 will be used for continued boiler work on the locomotive, targeting the firebox sidesheet and staybolt repair.

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“Emery Trust Awards C&O 2716 $43,000”

Article courtesy of Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation.


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