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But some is forgotten. Help us restore and reclaim our industrial heritage.


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.

Lionel teams with American Steam Railroad

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In 2015, Lionel teamed with the American Steam Railroad (ASR) to create new measurements and documentation for their new Reading T-1 models.
Featured on pages 42 and 43 of Lionel’s new catalog, model railroads everywhere can own Reading no. 2100 as part of Lionel’s LEGACY STEAM product line.

“Two mighty Northerns grace the catalog this year, starting with the Reading T1. Lionel is working with the American Steam Railroad to ensure the accuracy of this completely retooled model – now available for the first time with LEGACY and Whistle Steam.”

In return, Lionel has featured the Fire Up 2100 project in its marketing materials and to a mailing list of over 25,000 customers. You can order the 2100 model here.

ASR looks forward to its ongoing partnership with Lionel and other sponsors in 2016. Additional news about matching grant opportunities will be available in February.


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