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Doyle McCormack Dinner Date Moved

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Due to the current world health situation, American Steam Railroad is rescheduling our Legends of Steam dinner with Doyle McCormack to Saturday, September 19, at 3:00 p.m. The event will still take place at the Mad River & NKP Museum in Bellevue, Ohio.

The event will continue as planned with guests encouraged to explore the museum, caboose rides, BBQ dinner, and a presentation by Mr. McCormack, followed by an audience Q&A.

Given the state of flux that many guests now or could be personally experiencing in the future, refunds will be granted for previous and new registrations until Friday, September 4, 2020, at midnight.

All are encouraged to register early. This will be an evening filled with unforgettable stories of a man who’s helped restore many steam locomotives and has brought back a classic, streamlined diesel from scrapyard hulk to showroom star, all in a setting that honors his railroading roots.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions via email, Brian.Smith@AmericanSteamRailroad.org. All proceeds from the event will help with American Steam Railroad’s restoration projects.

Thank you for your continued support,

Brian Smith

Communications Director

2100 Open House scheduled for August

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On August 15th and 16th, the American Steam Railroad (ASR) will unveil Reading Company steam locomotive No. 2100 to the public for the first time since its cross-country move from to Ohio for evaluation and restoration.

The event will feature exclusive access to No. 2100, guided tours of the Midwest Railway Preservation Society’s Baltimore & Ohio Railroad roundhouse, displays, caboose rides, and more. A special announcement about the Fire Up 2100 Campaign will be made Saturday afternoon at 2PM.

Hours for the event are 10AM-4PM Saturday and 12PM to 4PM Sunday. Admission and parking is free, train rides are $5.00. The roundhouse is located at 2800 West 3rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio, 44113

In April, ASR completed a year long effort to remove Reading 2100 from a storage site in Richland, Washington, shipping the historic locomotive 2,300 miles to Cleveland, Ohio in a trip that lasted nearly a month. Since then, mechanical contractors and volunteers have started an involved mechanical inspection of the engine with the goal to eventually return 2100 to operational condition for public excursions and tours, education outreach programs, and cultural programs.

The cost to inspect and return 2100 to operational status is estimated not to exceed $700,000. ASR is currently accepting donations at fireup2100.org.