The Lake Shore Railway Museum has acknowledged that it will be receiving a locomotive painted at a CSX shop in the Chessie System colors.
The Lake Shore museum in North East, Pennsylvania, specializes in collecting retired locomotives that were built at the nearby GE assembly plant in Erie.
No. 8272 will be the eighth locomotive to join that collection.
In a news release, the Lake Shore Railway Historical Society, which operates the museum, said the locomotive is being donated by CSX to the museum. It was retired by CSX in 2009 as No. 5554.
The museum said that GE and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum assisted in the restoration of No. 8272 by contributing historic paint records, logo/lettering information and paint chips.
The museum said that plans to move No. 8272 to the museum are still being worked out.
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