The steam engine will be the largest 4-8-4 locomotive in operation in the United States and will be available for charter service once completed. The restoration site is open to the public on good weather Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM in the summer and 9-4 in the winter. Group tours can be arranged on any day by reservation. This is a great opportunity to see the restoration up close and personal. As of this date over 93,000 volunteer hours and 1.2 million dollars of contributions have been invested in the restoration and the project is about 70% completed. The huge tender has been fully restored and is awaiting re-connection to the engine. The 2013 open house is scheduled for Saturday, September 28th from 9 to 4. Entertainment, free hot dogs and pop/water. Support our project!