Welcome to ATSF2912.com!
Dedicated to the rebuilding of the ATSF 2912 Steam Locomotive
located at the Pueblo Union Depot, Pueblo, Colorado

A Project of the Pueblo Railway Museum
and Railfans across the World

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On October 3rd, the atsf2912 volunteers bolted down the entire front of the locomotive smoke stack in preparation for the upcoming paint removal. On October 7 and 9, several volunteers used Graco's donation to finish removing the over 60-year old paint from the undercarriage. Also removed was paint from the cow catcher and residual paint from the wheels. On October 10, the team started rinsing off the paint removal residue using our high pressure washer. Two thirds of the locomotive was rinsed before the heat of the day. The remaining rinse will occur the week of the 12th. In addition, the paint, donated by Rustoleum, will be ordered on the 12th. Now we are on a race with nature to get it painted before the first frost!


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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 ATSF 2912 as your official contribution to its rebuild.

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2. Purchase Items from the Pueblo Railway Museum 


How can I get more Information?
Just sent us an email at info@atsf2912.com