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Oct 7, 2015; at the Pueblo Union Depot; Graco to use new technology to remove 60 yr old paint from the 2912 loco; Please join us.

More Information plus links to the Graco equipment at:


NEWS!!!! Volunteers are currently preparing the 2912 for repainting. This will hold back further deterioration until we can get additional funding to reassemble and preserve it for long-term display. The goal is to paint the cab, boiler, wheels, and front by the end of the year. The rest of the frame is being scrapped of paint and 60 years worth of dirt and oil, for painting in early 2015. Photos of our progess are being posted as we get a chance. Just click here to access them.

Dedicated to the rebuilding of the ATSF 2912 Steam Locomotive located at the Pueblo Union Depot, Pueblo, Colorado

2912 in Pueblo CO

What is the 2912 and why is it so important?

The ATSF 2912 is one of the last remaining 2900 class 4-8-4 steam locomotives built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Atchinson, Tokeka and Santa Fe railroad. Like its peers, the 2903 (lIlinois Railway Museum), 2925 (Sacramento State Railroad Museum) and 2926 (New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society), the 2912 is both a reminder of the technologies that made America great, and is a link to the past of how our ancestors built their lives in America.

Will this include bringing it up to full steam operation?

After many years of inspections and partial rebuilds of components (starting in 1994), the situations today make such a venture very costly (multiple millions of dollars), plus require trackage willing to allow steam operations. At present, this is outside the labor and funding available through volunteers or grantors. Our goal now is to return the 2912 to as close to its condition when it was first put into service.

What will it cost?

Bids from several railroad contractors, both inside Colorado and outside have been received. Due to the size and weight of the engine, transportation outside of Pueblo, Colorado is difficult and extremely costly. The only bidder able to rebuilt the engine on-site in Pueblo is Wasatch Railroad Contractors (http://wrrc.us) at a bid of $250,000 with an additional weather shelter of $50,000.

How can I help?
We have several ways for providing funds:

1. Sponsor a Square!

Designate a part of the 2912 as your official contribution to its rebuild.

Click here for more information.

2. Purchase Items from the Pueblo Railway Museum 


How can I get more Information?
Just sent us an email, call 719.337.4096 or visit our Donations page