Leviathan Goes to Pa. Events Center

Leviathan was displayed at the steam festival in Owosso, Michigan, in July 2009.

Wanted be married on a steam locomotive? You’ll get your chance if you say your vows at a wedding and special events venue in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which is the new home of a replica of an 1860s steam locomotive.

Leviathan No. 63, is now being housed at Stone Gables Estate, a 275-acre farm that includes an 1872 Gothic barn and a working horse ranch.

No. 63, which was built by Dave Kloke, is a replica of an 1868 Central Pacific 4-4-0 American-type steam locomotive

It took Kloke 10 years to build the oil-burning locomotive at his construction company shop in Elgin, Illinois.

The locomotive has appeared with the Lincoln Funeral Car replica train and has traveled to tourist railroads, museums, and festivals across in the East and Midwest.

It has been stored in recent years at the the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek.

Kloke used plans from the replica Jupiter, now on display at the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit in Utah.

Leviathan is not an exact replica of the Central Pacific locomotive. It has air brakes, which the original did not have.

Also, the backhead has two water glasses to conform to modern safety standards.

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