Welcome to the
"Friends of the 2912"
A Project of the
Pueblo Railway Museum,
and Railfans across the World
The Friends of
the 2912 (also know as FOTT) is a project dedicated to the rebuilding of the
ATSF 2912 Steam Locomotive located at the Pueblo Union Depot, Pueblo,
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
State Railroad Museum) and
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.
Click here for more information about the 2912
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.
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
How can I help?
We have several ways for providing funds:
How can I get more Information?
Just sent us an