Posts Tagged ‘Bluegrass Railroad Museum’

Corman Donates Truck to Ky. Rail Museum

September 16, 2022

R.J. Corman has donated a Ford F350 hi-rail mechanic’s truck to The Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versalilles, Kentucky.

The truck will be used by the museum to support its operations of providing what it termed “an interactive experience of historic railroading in Kentucky.”

The museum specializes in collecting historic railroad artifacts related to railroads that operated in Kentucky. It also operates tourist trains.

The Corman truck will replace the museum’s 50-year-old railroad speeders and be used to conduct track inspections and maintenance-of-way chores.

Corman said in a news release that the truck has the capacity to store numerous tools and parts for on-site repairs, something that the old speeders could not do.

0-6-0T To Pull Trips at Kentucky Rail Museum

August 19, 2016

An 0-6-0T steam locomotive will pull excursions during two August weekends at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles, Kentucky.

The locomotive is Lehigh Valley Coal Company No. 126 and it will operate on Aug. 20, 21, 27 and 28.

KentuckyThe trips are being made in part to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the museum.

Trips depart at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. each day on a two-hour round-trip. A highlight will be the Young’s High Bridge, which is 1,659 feet long and 283 feet tall.

Photo runbys will be staged of the train crossing a wood trestle.

No. 126 was built in 1931 by Vulcan Iron Works and is owned by John and Barney Gramling, a father and son team that restored the locomotive and takes it to various museums in the eastern United States.

Ky. Museum Activates ex-Southern Signal

March 9, 2016

A signal bridge of the former Southern Railway has been donated to a Kentucky Museum by Norfolk Southern.

The signal bridge will be placed over tracks used by the Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles.

SouthernNS retired the signal bridge after replacing the Southern signal system on the railroad’s route between Cincinnati and Chattanooga, Tennessee, at CP Rosemont.

Donated to the museum in September 2014, museum volunteers have since repainted the framework of the signal bridge and restore its internal mechanisms.

It was restored to operating condition last weekend.