Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley RHS



3713 Restoration Is Chapter's Main Project

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The project to restore the Boston & Maine No. 3713 is a partnership between the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley RHS, Inc. and the Steamtown National Historic Site. The partnership was formed in 1995, and its goal is to restore the engine to operating condition. When completed, the restored Boston & Maine Locomotive will be the first American manufactured engine to be used in regular service by the Steamtown National Historic Site for its excursion service.

Builder : Lima Locomotive Works
Date Built : December 1934
Type: 4 - 6 -2 Pacific
Drive Wheel Diameter : 80 Inches
Last Operated : 1958

"Called The Constitution and proud of her name, 3713 Boston and Maine."

Boston & Maine No. 3713 was used in high speed passenger service beginning in 1935, serving important routes including Boston - Bangor, Maine; White River Junction, Vermont and Troy, NY; Worcester, Mass. and Portland Maine; and Springfield, Mass. and White River Junction, Vermont. It operated at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. The locomotive was purchased by F. Nelson Blount in 1960, and displayed at points in Massachusetts and Vermont, including the Boston Museum of Science.

You can help restore the 3713 with a tax deductible donation.

Printable Donation Form


3713 News

July 2014 Pictures from Ed K.


Archived 3713 Reports

June 2011 Photos

Summer 2011 Special Edition

Spring 2010 Special Edition

Interior Photos, April 2009

January 2009, Pictures

September 2008 Update - LHVA Grant

January 2008 Update

February 2008 Update

Work, August 2007

2006 Progress Report

2005 Progress Report

Work, March 2004

Work, February 2004

Summer 2003 Special Edition

Winter 2002 Special Edition

Winter 2001 Special Edition

Work July 2001

Work May 2001

Spring 2000 Special Edition



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