Amsted Rail Donates Roller Bearings

Amsted Rail Company, Inc. of Petersburg, Virginia, has confirmed their willingness to donate 14 sets of roller bearings to 470 when the time comes to refit the locomotive. Eight will go to the tender journals, four to the pony truck and two to the trailing truck. At this time, we do not envision the drivers as being refitted with a roller bearing conversion. This is the first equipment hardware donation to the locomotive project. New England Steam will not take receipt of the donation until the rebuild is underway. In terms of real dollars, this donation is probably worth in the range $30,000 - $40,000. Thank you, Amsted Rail Company for you faith in our mission and making a contribution that will enhance operations for decades to come.