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New boiler will allow Buffalo Creek & Gauley No. 4 to run again


Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad 2-8-0 No. 4, the last steam locomotive in revenue service on the fabled West Virginia short line, will steam again, thanks to a plan to obtain a new boiler for the Consolidation.
John Smith, CEO of Cass Scenic Railroad and West Virginia Central Railroad operator Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, tells Trains News Wire, “I’m meeting with the contractor” — Sistersville Tank Works Inc. of Sistersville, W.Va. — “and the [Federal Railroad Administration] steam inspectors at the start of the new year, to finalize as many of the details as possible prior to the start of constructing the new boiler to make sure we eliminate as many surprises as possible.
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