Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad officials have received an unexpected present as the
railroad nears its 30th anniversary in June.
After filing the required Federal Railroad Administration papers, it was discovered that
the railroad’s iconic 104 year old steam engine, Santa Fe 3415, has one remaining year of
operation before it must be taken out of service and undergo its FRA mandated 15 year
comprehensive inspection. This news comes after the railroad had prepared to begin the
roughly two-year inspection process this season.
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