The American Steam Railroad Preservation Association (ASR) is proud to reveal Fire Up 2100, a campaign to rehabilitate famous Reading Company steam locomotive No. 2100 to operation.
The year-long effort has seen Reading 2100 removed from a storage site in Richland, Washington and prepared for shipment 2,300 miles to Cleveland, Ohio. Contractors and volunteers will begin an involved mechanical inspection of the engine and begin the effort to rehabilitate it at the site of the Midwest Railway Preservation Society. The locomotive was removed from Richland on Thursday, April 16th after several weeks of preparation.