Ky, Colo. Rail Museums Swap Steam Parts

A Kentucky railroad museum that is restoring to operating condition a former Chesapeake & Ohio steam locomotive is acquiring parts from a Colorado museum.

Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation reached an agreement with the Pueblo Railway Foundation, which is sending parts from a former Santa Fe steam locomotive to Kentucky that will be used in the restoration of C&O 2-8-4 No. 2716. That parts are coming from Santa Fe 4-8-4 No. 2912.

The Santa Fe parts being sent to Kentucky include two fully rebuilt cross-compound air compressors.

In return, the Kentucky group is sending to Colorado non-working air pumps from the 2716 that will be used in cosmetic restoration of the 2912.

The swap will save Kentucky Steam from $50,000 to $70,000, the group said.

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