2012 Preservation Projects

We restored a former Chicago & North Western commuter coach to its appearance when hauling passengers for Chicago’s Metra. It now provides climate controlled comfort to passengers on our Fraser Excursion trains.

Our 2254 (formerly US Army 7858) underwent mechanical and cosmetic restoration (both interior and exterior). Here is how it looked after rolling out of the shop.

Our Rock Island coach got some TLC, starting with the trucks.

Our steam locomotive, JS-8419 also received its normal off season inspections and repairs.