Please feel free to post anything regarding Steamtown here. I thought a central place for us to speak our minds about the site and anything going on there would be a great thing to have!
765, highball West!
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"Steamtown NHS is not currently operating mainline steam locomotives. We are in the process of a major maintenance and rebuild of our locomotive power fleet. We are currently focusing our attention on our 1929 Baldwin Locomotive Works #26, an 0-6-0 switcher." "The next steam locomotive to return to service is expected to be our Boston and Maine #3713...When completed, the locomotive will replace our Canadian National #3254 2-8-2 Mikado-type locomotive for mainline excursion power." "Following completion of these projects, we plan next to repair and restore 1923 Canadian Pacific #2317 to operating condition. CP #2317 will be used for motive power on our mainline excursions."The important things to remember from this quote are that B&M #3713 will replace CN #3254. Also, after they are done restoring #3713 they will be working on CP #2317. NOTE: This quote makes no mention of plans to restore #3254, but makes plans to restore both #3713 and #2317!