Posted on Jun 9, 2018
New Mexico Steam Locomotive
02.Jun.2018. The planned static steam-up is put off until further notice. We have had a partial derailment of the trailing truck, right over the rear of the pit, with structural damage to the pit I-beam on the fireman side. We will be working with a railroad savvy local heavy equipment contractor Hulcher Services, Inc. to lift the rear of the engine, re-gauge the rails and get the 2926 safely moved to the west end of the work site. The tender will be stored in the engine house while the pit rail is rebuilt and strengthened. Work on the jacketing, radial buffer plate, electrical system and other restoration tasks will continue. Serious financial help is needed as the pit must be restored including our gift shop that had to be torn down to make room. Please be generous in helping the 2926 crew make progress on the restoration. All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you so much!