2012 Preservation Projects

  • We restored a former Chicago & North Western commuter coach to its original appearance. It now provides climate controlled comfort to passengers on our Fraser Excursion trains. Before coming to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Car 96 hauled passengers for Chicago’s Metra public transit.
  • Our 80-ton GE Center Cab unit, 2254 (formerly US Army 7858), underwent mechanical and cosmetic restoration (both interior and exterior).
  • Our Rock Island coach received some TLC, starting with the trucks.
  • Our steam locomotive, JS-8419, also received its normal off season inspections and repairs.