C&O 2716

at PO Box 23971, Lexington, 40523 United States

A page for informations about the restoration of C&O 2716


C&O 2716
PO Box 23971
Lexington , KY 40523
United States
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P: (859) 619-8841
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If you were wondering where our CMO Jason Sobczynski was during our open house this past weekend, the answer may be found roaming in or near Ft. Wayne, IN today. This afternoon, NKP 765 is stretching her legs with a test run in preparation for several trips out of Chicago in the coming weeks. Jason spent late nights and early mornings this past weekend getting the big berk ready for mainline action. When you see the veteran 2-8-4 strutting her stuff this summer, you can have Jason, Zach Hall and the members of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society to thank for making it all happen in the nick of time. Visit www.fortwaynerailroad.org for info on excursion tickets - or you can just listen for the whistle!

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-06-02 18:52:12 GMT

Thanks to T.j. for sharing this awesome shot from Saturday night's photo session.

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-06-01 00:12:02 GMT

Alright, who's the wise guy Southern fan that tagged the engine?

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-30 15:59:06 GMT

Three-day work session and public open house

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Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-30 11:13:40 GMT

What did you do Saturday Night? We were bad boys and stayed up way past dark. http://www.railpictures.net/photo/578216/

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-30 00:15:11 GMT

Three-day work session and public open house

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-29 15:45:00 GMT

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-29 11:05:08 GMT

Open House and Work Session is in full swing here at KRM.

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-28 17:33:15 GMT

Three-day work session and public open house

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-28 13:44:00 GMT

Ed Hawkins, Joel Marksbury and Andy Wartman pose after a work session on 2716 this past weekend. We are all prepped and ready to have 2716 open to the general Public during our Memorial Day Weekend Open House. There will be locomotive tours, volunteer sign ups, presentations and even a chance to sign up for a raffle for a 1-of-3 limited edition builder's plate. Also, you'll have a chance to check out the Kentucky Railway Museum on Saturday and Sunday. We hope to see you there: Sat-Mon, 9-5pm.

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-26 14:13:35 GMT

What did you do this Sunday afternoon? We did a little drawing http://www.railpictures.net/photo/577447/

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-23 01:46:54 GMT

Edward Davis was a fireman on the C&O for several years while 2716 was operating between Ashland and Lexington. Edward's sons Gene and Jerry (pictured here) heard about our restoration effort and paid us a visit to see the engine that their father was a fireman on sixty-five years ago. It was an honor to have them on the museum grounds today.

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-22 22:08:52 GMT

We are only a week away from our three-day open house and work session. Come see the locomotive first hand, sign up to volunteer, get a tour of the engine and the KRM grounds, and meet the folks who are putting this exciting project together. We hope to see you next weekend! -KSHCO

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-21 00:46:04 GMT

The Model Pattern and Foundry Company of Cincinnati OH is responsible for casting the first replacement parts for 2716's restoration. A small but important step was taken on a rainy Friday in the Ohio Valley as KSHCO members received three newly-cast number board housing brackets. The original and one of the new copies will be painted and fitted to the locomotive, complete with new number board inserts during our open house weekend - properly heralding the locomotive for the first time in years. The remaining copies will be stored as backup items. KSHCO wishes to thank the Model Pattern and Foundry Company (http://mpfoundry.com/)for their professionalism and willingness to help with this first small piece of 2716's return.

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-21 00:23:27 GMT

Learn more about 2716's history here: www.kentuckysteam.org Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp's Historian Ed Hawkins explains how the 2716 was originally intended to take part in the Clinchfield Railroad's steam program, but eventually ended up at the Southern Railway for a brief time in the early 1980s. Do you have any memories of 2716's early days, when she was back on the mainline in excursion service? We hope to evoke new trackside memories - as we work hard at returning her to operation once again!

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-16 23:00:00 GMT

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-16 11:32:49 GMT

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-16 11:32:25 GMT

Sunday is laundry day for a lot of people. Us too. We're cleaning our sheets.

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-15 18:57:45 GMT

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-13 14:42:57 GMT

We've removed and catalogued some of the smaller and more valuable parts of the locomotive in preparation for the rebuild. Our first work sessions have concentrated on cleaning, inventorying and organizing. Our Memorial Day Weekend open house will be a great opportunity to view the engine up close and to see what you can be a part of when you sign up as a volunteer. Visit www.2716.org for details!

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-09 18:11:41 GMT

Thanks, American-Rails.com for this awesome image of a Lima-Built K-4 doing one of the many tasks that these awesome engines were designed to do. You can almost hear the exhaust!

Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-09 13:35:10 GMT

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Published C&O 2716 on 2016-05-04 02:27:40 GMT

We found a blast from 20 years ago while doing our first official work session / parts inventory today. Thanks to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society for giving 2716 a second chance in 1996. The hard work that Tom Stephens and his crew put in has paved the way for another chapter in the locomotive's life cycle.