Thursday, March 28, 2013

Who builds replicas of steam locomotives?

From: "Stephen Young"

We are a small group interested in preserving the railroad heritage of Rowan County, Kentucky (Morehead & North Fork Railroad). We have a C&O caboose which we will be restoring this sumer. We also wish to obtain and restore a wooden boxcar (which will be converted to a museum), and here is the question: We would like to know if there is a company or group which builds non-working, display only replicas of steam locomotives. The locomotive replica we would like to have built is a Rogers 4-4-0 from around the turn of the century. We would also be open to having the parts created and building it ourselves. Any help with finding a company which might be interested? We would, of course love to have a real 4-4-0 but understand that is an impossibility.

—Steve Young, M&NF Railroad, Morehead, Kentucky


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Kyle Wyatt"

You might check with Dave Kloke, who has built several operating replica locomotives of the late 1860s. He might be able to build a non-operating replica as well – and would do a quality job. Not inexpensive, but worth the cost. Such a loco could be detailed to represent it in service later in its history, such as turn of the century.


3/29/2013 6:12 PM  

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