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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.

State of Fire Up 2100

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We’ve posted a progress report for work performed on 2100 this year. Click here to read the full report.

Here are a few details:

  • 2100’s stoker has been returned to the 2100 restoration facility, has been tested and found to be ready for service upon reinstallation in the tender.
  • Completion of firebox ultrasound examination and engineering analysis. Stay tuned for our next major announcement regarding this work.
  • The final stage of the mechanical evaluation of the 2100’s tender and running gear has been completed.

2016 Year in Review

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The American Steam Railroad Preservation Association is proud to present our 2016 year in review. We’ve accomplished a lot in 2016 and we’re quite proud of how far we’ve come. We’ve still got a long way to go with Reading Company no. 2100 and Frisco Mikado no. 1352, but with your support, we can bring these steam locomotives back to life and get them back to what they’re supposed to be doing…Hauling trains.

Here’s an update on the work performed so far:

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Join American Steam Railroad on Saturday, September 21, 2019, starting at 4:30 pm for an extraordinary event. Legend of steam, Ross Rowland will give a presentation about his career in railroad preservation from his early days to the American Freedom Train and Chessie Steam Special, along with how he was involved with our locomotive, Reading 2100. Tickets are $99.00.