Our projects include the following:
Norfolk Southern Steam Program locomotives #611 and #1218
Steam Operations president Scott Lindsay was an integral part of the famed Norfolk Southern steam program of the 1980s and 1990s that saw the return of J-class #611 and A-class #1218 to steam. The NS program demanded reliability day in and day out from its locomotives and from its people, and being a key leader in the program gave Scott an almost unequalled opportunity to rebuild, maintain, and run mainline steam on a dedicated basis and also provided the foundations for Steam Operations Corporation.
Rebuild of US Sugar 148
An extensive rebuild is underway for US Sugar's 148. The former FEC 4-6-2 requires work on the frame, boiler, running gear and appliances to return the locomotive to operating condition.
Cosmetic restoration of the Texas
The famous locomotive that participated in the great locomotive chase during the civil war was relocated from the Zoo Atlanta grounds to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC, where SOC performed a complete cosmetic restoration. The engine returned to the Atlanta History Center, where it is on exhibit as a sigificant part of American history.
Engineered and built bearing boxes for GSMR #1702
One of Steam Operations' particular specialties is running gear repair and rebuilding, as evidenced by the engineering and construction of bearing boxes.
Restoration of Great Northern #2507
In another example of Steam Operations' dedication to the preservation of static locomotives, the Great Northern #2507 project represents the blending of preservation, restoration, and logistics - including the movement of the locomotive from Pasco, Washington, to Wishram, Washington.