Man can’t live on digital alone. At least this man can’t. Amidst the whirr of high tech devices, I still find solace in machines of the past. That is why I have contributed time and resources to helping raise funds for some very interesting old iron: a 1934-built steam locomotive that has become a key artifact of the National Park Service’s Steamtown National Historic Site.
The focus of our passion, former Boston & Maine Railroad #3713 was once the pinnacle of passenger train power. Retired in 1956, she hasn’t hauled a train since. We are out to change that with a complete operational restoration.
Details of the work and ways you can support the effort may be found at: http://www.project3713.com/
Day to day activities are chronicled on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Project3713/