Steam Locomotive to Run at Kentucky Festival

The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation said an 0-6-0 steam locomotive will be on hand during the Ravenna Railroad Festival on Sept. 11.

The engine is Lehigh Valley Coal Company No 126 and it will leading short excursions through Kentucky Steam’s property. 

It will be the first event sponsored by the group to feature live steam motive power.

KSHC is currently restoring to operating condition former Chesapeake & Ohio 2-8-4 No. 2716.

No. 126 is owned by the Grammling Family of Indiana and was built by Vulcan in 1931.

The Ravenna festival will feature food, crafts, arts and music. Tickets for the planned excursions will be available to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on Aug. 22, and will start at $5 apiece.

The train rides will have open-air seating and begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 11.

A limited number of tickets will be available to run No. 126 on Sept. 12.

For more information visit www.kentuckysteam.org.

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