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Railroad Links Directory: Top : Railway Preservation

Railway Preservation

These sites are devoted to the art and science of railway preservation. They cover the subject of preservation, rather than focusing on any specific operation or museum. Railway Preservation News is a good example of the type of sites you'll find here.

Note that while most tourist railways and museums are engaged in railway preservation, they have a seperate category and thus are not listed here.

There are 30 links in this category

Adirondack Railway Preservation Society
Old Forge and Utica, NY - The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, Inc is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation chartered in New York State for the purpose of stabilizing, maintaining, restoring and operating as feasible, the former New York Central Railroad, Adirondack Division from Snow Jct. (Remsen, NY) to Lake Placid, NY
Info: URL: http://www.adirondackrr.com (Added: 18-Jul-2000)
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Barrow Hill Roundhouse
Barrow Hill is Britain's last surviving working Roundhouse - a truly enthralling and atmospheric place to be, especially when galas and events take place in the unique surroundings.

In recent years the Deltic Preservation Society has made Barrow Hill its home and has built its own maintenance depot and museum adjacent to the Roundhouse. Open Saturdays only, 10am-4pm. Admission by donation, charges apply on special event days, cafe available for food and refreshments.

Info: URL: http://www.barrowhill.org/ (Added: 28-Nov-2000)
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Flying Yankee Restoration
The Flying Yankee, one of three The latest news on the restoration of the stainless steel diesel powered train set known as train sets designed by E.G.Budd Company in 1934.
Info: URL: http://www.flyingyankee.com (Added: 23-Nov-2002)
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Gomaco Trolley Company
Gomaco Trolley Company, manufacturers of authentic vintage trolley cars. Our craftsmanship matches the precision and quality of yesterday and incorporates the engineering technology of today. Gomaco can provide you with trolley manufacturing and consultation on the restoration of existing trolley cars or in the manufacturing of new trolley cars.
Info: URL: http://www.gomacotrolley.com (Added: 5-Aug-2000)
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Historic Machinery Services Corp.
Web site describes the restoration and rebuilding services HMSC is capable of, including railroad,industrial machinery, part replication, and custom machining.
Info: URL: http://www.historicmachineryservices.com (Added: 29-Jan-2005)
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Illinois - CB&Q railroad station restoration
Oregon, IL - The City of Oregon Illinois CB&Q railway depot restoration with volunteer labor and public donation.
Info: URL: http://www.oregondepot.org (Added: 16-Mar-2003)
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ISISIG & Rustfans Website
Rustfans was set up for people interested in industrial railways worldwide. All types are welcome, though there is a strong interest in steelworks. The group encompasses both modelling and the prototype.
Info: URL: http://rustfans.tripod.com/Rustfans (Added: 12-Nov-2000)
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Locomotoras preservadas en España (Preserved steam locomotives in Spain)
Although RENFE officially extinguished its last locomotive in 1975 and industrial ones ended in the Eighties, the steam spirit even follows alive. More than 350 surviving units, several even in museums or in working order for historical trains, therefore they demonstrate it. The investigation and diffusion of this important historical heritage had to serve to conserve it as without a doubt it deserves.
Info: URL: http://www.locomotoravapor.com (Added: 21-Jul-2000)
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Mack Locomotive Restoration
Locomotives #3 & #4 on March 01,1924 were originally built by GE as trolley freight motors for the Southwest Missouri Railroad Company at a cost of $30,900.00. The Mack Truck Company in 1939 purchased #3 & #4 and loaded them onto railroad flat cars in Joplin, MO for delivery to the Allentown, PA plant. The two locomotives were rebuilt into experimental gas electric locomotives with Mack EP gasoline engines, and two 300 volt GE 1503 generators that were wired in series “in theory” to provide 600 volts to the traction motors. However the result was that this design method proved to not be very a efficient electrical system and at times tended to be problematic. The two locomotives were used as plant switchers at the Mack truck factory until 1960. The Mack Truck Company produced a total of 23 locomotives between 1905 to 1939 with only five small 4 wheel units remaining today, and Mack locomotive #4 is the only 8 wheel unit still in existence. The #3 & #4 were also the last locomotives ever to be built or rebuilt by Mack Trucks, Inc. The company between 1951 and 1954 produced another 10 diesel powered self-propelled passenger railcars. Then in 1956 the last two units sold were repurchased back by Mack and rebuilt to another customers specifications. The two units were resold in 1958 and 1959, and the Mack Truck Company completely exited out of the railway business in 1960. In early 2008 it had been rumored that if new guardians could not be found for the #3 & #4 locomotives, that they both would see the scrappers torch due to the high increase dollar value of scrap iron. However there uncertain fate changed because a relationship had developed between the current owner of the two Mack locomotives and the McHugh family resulting in a positive future for one locomotive #4. The McHugh family’s nostalgia for old Mack #4 along with it being a part of Pennsylvania’s industrial railroading heritage is why they wanted to see it persevered.
Info: URL: http://www.mchugh4macklocomotive.com (Added: 19-Aug-2008)
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Ormondville Rail Preservation Group Inc.
Ormondville Railway Station (est. 1880) is New Zealand's oldest complete rural rail heritage precinct.
Info: URL: http://webspace.webring.com/people/lo/ormondvillerail/ (Added: 14-Sep-2000)
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