Sunday, July 01, 2012

Newly restored locomotive, Steamtown

Received the following via email from Richmond Bates.  Text and photo are his.

Steamtown recently completed the cosmetic restoration of Illinois Central 2-8-0 #790. Steamtown has used federal stimulus money to remove asbestos and cosmetically restore a number of its locomotives. IC #790 is the first of these to be completed. IC #790 was built by Alco in 1903 and is the oldest locomotive in the Steamtown collection.