Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad News: “Steam Locomotive #2102 Updates”

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.

For the complete story and more video, please click here.

News courtesy of Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad Passenger Department.


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C&O 2716 Update: “KSHC Inks Operations Deal for C&O 2716”

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.

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News courtesy of Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation.


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C&O Update: “KSHC To Begin Operations; Steam Train Rides During Railroad Festival”

RAVENNA, Ky. — Live-steam railroading returns to Estill County this year as, for the first time in its history, Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation will offer train rides and throttle time opportunities along its property behind an operating steam locomotive.

For the complete story, click on the link below:

https://www.kentuckysteam.org/post/kshc-begins-ops

Article courtesy of Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation.


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