Project 2716: A New Lease on Steam is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.


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Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.
Published on Feb 5, 2016
The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation (KSHCO) is excited to announce the campaign to bring former C&O steam locomotive #2716 back to life. Once refurbished, the engine will be one of the most powerful steam locomotives in the world and will be the only operating survivor of its kind. Our objective is to restore the locomotive to operation by the year 2020. You can help 2716's New Lease on Steam by volunteering, donating to the cause, or by simply spreading the word!

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A special thanks to The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Jim Herron - Herron Rail Video, Richard Clark, and Richard Boylan for allowing us to use their footage of 2716 and 2765 in this rollout video. Music was provided by AudioMicro, through a partnership with Fullscreen. The intro-sequence audio was inspired by Kaw Valley Film's "Passenger Trains in America." Purchase the legendary railroad documentary here, via Marshall Publishing's website: is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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