Donate to Fire Up 2100
Like all steam locomotives, Reading No. 2100 requires annual repair and maintenance before it can operate again. Though rebuilt in recent memory, the locomotive has been inactive since 2008 and the American Steam Railroad has elected to perform an extensive mechanical inspection before 2100 will run again.
Nearly $300,000 has been invested to move Reading No. 2100 from Washington state to Cleveland, Ohio and we’re raising $244,000.00 which will complete repairs to the firebox and provide some additional money for replumbing the backhead, new jacketing and lagging and paint job.
Donate by Mail
Donations can also be mailed to:
American Steam Railroad
PO Box 1148
Mount Vernon, Ohio
You can help with our progress on Reading 2100 every month! Donors who contribute $21.00 a month will receive our bi-annual newsletter The Rambler, five raffle tickets each month and will receieve a Reading 2100 hat.
Donors must complete 3 months of payment to receive the Reading 2100 hat (please allow 3-4 weeks delivery).
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