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2100: A New Chapter

An exclusive video featuring a behind-the-scenes look at 2100 is coming Wednesday.

Steam locomotives were once the most technologically advanced object on wheels. Entire industries were built around their maintenance and operation and millions their caretakers played a part in the mechanization of a country.

Though steam locomotives have vanished from the American railroad landscape, we believe they still have a story to tell.

In our 10th year, the story of American Steam will begin again.

Fundraising for Reading 2100 kicked off

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Following the cross-country relocation of a historic steam locomotive from Richland, Washington to Cleveland, Ohio, the American Steam Railroad Preservation Association (ASR) announces the official start of its capital campaign to rebuild Reading Company no. 2100.

“After conducting a detailed inspection of the engine, we’re ready to officially kick off the fundraising and restoration phase of Fire Up 2100,” explained Steven Harvey, President of ASR.

As part of Fire Up 2100, ASR has created the $21.00 Campaign, where supporters can commit $21.00 a month to the project for a year. Donors can sign up to contribute $21.00 or any reoccurring amount automatically online. Reoccurring donors are eligible for perks including merchandise, advance ticket sales and throttle time with 2100. For more information or to donate, visit