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Photos: Restoration of Steam Locomotive 557

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  • Updated: May 31, 2016
  • Published October 14, 2014

Volunteers from the Engine 557 Restoration Company, an Alaska nonprofit corporation, are working on the "restoration to operation" of an Alaska Railroad S-160 class 2-8-0 steam locomotive built in 1944 and originally used by the U.S. Army during World War II. The Alaska Railroad Corp. plans to operate the locomotive on excursions to Portage during the summer.

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