Project 2716 Restoration Update

$10,000 Trains Magazine Preservation Award Presented to Aid in Restoration of C&O 2716

For Immediate Release

October 29, 2019

The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation, a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Estill County, Kentucky, announced Saturday that it was named as the 2019 winner of Trains Magazine’s annual Preservation Award, which seeks to fund railroad preservation efforts across the country. The announcement follows the revelation by Trains Magazine at the publication’s photo charter at the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Arizona, on Saturday night.

In being named the Trains Magazine Preservation Award Winner, Kentucky Steam will receive a $10,000 prize which will be used toward the restoration of former Chesapeake & Ohio steam locomotive No. 2716, which will be the centerpiece of Kentucky Steam’s operations for years to come.

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“Kentucky Steam Wins 2019 Trains Magazine Award”

Article courtesy of Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation.


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Project 2716 Restoration Update

“We will begin the tender truck conversion the second week of April at KRM. The conversation will be requiring the fabrication of lateral bearings that support the tender from the bolster. We are also fabricating an extension ring for the bowl to adjust the height on the new conversion trucks to meet those of current specs. Once we have completed those the tender will be lifted on both ends and the new trucks installed. I’m anticipating that we will complete those the third week of April. Rods will be removed the second week of May for crank pin and brass inspections. Rods will also be polished and sealed with Cosmoline.

The move date has not been set. However, we have some remaining work to be completed all through May and early June. We anticipate having all of the work for the move done by the second or third week of June.”

Report courtesy of Andy Wartman – Director Restorations – KSHG

Artwork courtesy of Tom Rock.


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