CSX has cosmetically restored rare C30-7 diesel locomotive for Kentucky Steam Heritage
Huntington, West Virginia — This week, the CSX Huntington, West Virginia shops will roll out another freshly painted locomotive, as is done routinely by the Jacksonville, Florida-based Fortune-500 transportation company. On Monday, however, their most recent rendering is a homage to a vanishing era in American railroading; a cosmetically restored General Electric C30-7, a locomotive that ruled the rails in Appalachia over three decades ago.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Efforts to restore Nashville’s historic steam locomotive to operation were boosted by a record-breaking, year-end fundraiser that raised $200,000 total. With over $26,000 raised on Giving Tuesday alone and an additional $74,000 raised between November 2021 and January 2022, the non-profit organization successfully met a $100,000 matching grant with $100,000 in donations.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. – As many railfans around the country know, the massive 2102 steam locomotive is being rebuilt. The T-1, 4-8-4 wheel arrangement takes much time and effort to repair into working order. At this point, several Reading & Northern workers and contractors are working five to six days per week to get 2102 back on the rails.
The tender is 95% completed and awaiting final paint. The stoker trough, lubrication lines, plates and slides were all finished up in the past few months.
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RAVENNA, Ky. — An ambitious plan to restore and operate C&O 2716, a 75-year-old, 400-ton steam locomotive, has received a major boost. The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation has inked an agreement that will bring the mammoth steam engine rolling into New England on the first of several stops on an exciting residency program.
The Railroad Museum of New England, based in Thomaston, Connecticut, has signed up to be a months-long host to C&O 2716, a massive “Kanawha” type engine built by the American Locomotive Company in 1943. The agreement will allow the engine to be the star of the already-popular tourist operation that operates a 19-mile route between Waterbury and Torrington, Connecticut.