We will be holding a volunteer work session on Saturday November 5th from approximately 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, with a break for lunch. Chris Lantz will be leading the team to help stabilize the locomotive and prepare it for cosmetic restoration and eventual mechanical operation.
The scope of work will include removing surface rust on the car body doors, cleaning, painting, and installing door latches. All current members are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to visit the shop, meet new members and help the society preserve equipment significant to Northeast Indiana.
Built in 1957 for the Nickel Plate Road by Electro-Motive, no. 358 was constructed to replace the Berkshires and other steam power. With 16 cylinders and six axles, it operated for the railroad until the early 2000s. In 2010, it was donated to the railroad historical society by Norfolk Southern.
Please contact Chris by email at with any questions and to confirm your attendance.