Steam & Tourist Railway News – June 2021

Tourist Railways and Museums Featuring Operating Steam Locomotives

Pennsylvania

Altoona, Pennsylvania

Railroaders Memorial MuseumRailroaders Memorial Museum is home to Pennsylvania Railroad 1361, one of only two (2) extant PRR
K4‐class Pacifics. Once plinthed at Horseshoe Curve, Pennsylvania, in 1985, this locomotive was removed
from static display and, in 1988, restored to operating condition. Plagued by various problems, PRR 1361
operated for only two years before being withdrawn from service.

On 25. June, 2021, Railroaders Memorial Museum announced a renewed effort to restore this
locomotive to service.

Pennsylvania Railroad 1361, 4‐6‐2 (Pennsylvania Railroad Juniata Shops, Altoona, Pennsylvania
3475 / 1918), Pennsylvania Railroad class K4s
Railroaders Memorial Museum: https://www.railroadcity.org/

 

Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

17. June, 2021: Restoration update: Using two huge mobile cranes, the frame and boiler of NC & StL 765
was lifted off its wheels so that the wheels and trucks could be refurbished and repaired.

Nashville, Chattanooga & Saint Louis Railway 576, 4‐8‐4 (ALCO / Schenectady 69786 / 1942),
NC&StL Class J3
Nashville Steam Preservation Society: https://www.nashvillesteam.org/

 

Texas

San Antonio, Texas

15. June, 2021: Texas Transportation Museum 1, 0‐4‐0ST, while in steam on 12. June, 2021, suffered a
mechanical failure. Repairs may require a year or more.

Texas Transportation Museum 1, 0‐4‐0ST (BLW 58555 / 1925), standard gauge
Texas Transportation Museum: https://txtransportationmuseum.org/

 

South Dakota

On Saturday, 26. June, 2021, Prairie Village steamed Prairie Village Herman & Milwaukee Railroad 29.

Prairie Village Herman & Milwaukee Railroad 29, 0‐6‐0 (Lima 8381 / 1944), ex‐Duluth &
Northeastern Railroad
Prairie Village, Madison, South Dakota: https://www.prairievillage.org/railroad/

 

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