About us… What will the locomotive be used for??? What’s the first goal? How long will this all take? Will there be special fundraising events?
“Save the Chessie” is a project of the Cincinnati Scenic Railway with a goal of saving Ex-Chessie GP30 #6955 from the scrappers torch. This project will solely rely on donations and fundraising events. Very little time remains to help preserve this unique piece of Ohio History. Please click HERE to learn more about the history of this locomotive.
Once the #6955 has been shipped back to Ohio and fully overhauled, it will be placed into excursion service. Special events will Ohio Rail Experience rides and shortline use on the Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad in Lebanon,OH.
Our first goal is to raise approximately $35,000 by October 31, 2020. This will secure the purchase price of the locomotive,Next step will be to raise funds for shipping prep and final repairs once it arrives in Ohio.
It all depends on how much funding is raised. We would expect a completion date in Fall of 2022.
YES! Please stay tuned for more information, and be sure to join our Facebook group. We have plans for photo charters, authentic caboose hops, cab rides and throttle times.
Save the Chessie / Cincinnati Scenic Railway are 501c3 Non Profit. All donations are tax deductible