I have noticed that Great Britain has numerous projects to restore or rebuild steam locomotives, most of which are under construction as we speak. Why aren't there more cases for new build steam in the U.S., other than the 5550 project? Why can't some groups similar to the A1 project or others who are building smaller steam locomotives, such as the LNER Class F5 2-4-2T 67218 project for example, rebuild other steam locomotives from the U.S.? These projects can range from an SP AC-9, or be as small as a B&O Little Joe. I am aware that there is an existing topic in this thread about bringing a steam locomotives back from the dead, but I am asking why there can't be more steam rebuild projects in the U.S. for steam locomotives of all kinds? Also, are there any others currently proposed or under construction other than the ones mentioned on Wikipedia, being 5550, the WW&F and V&T locomotives?
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