RailPictures.Net Photo: NHIR 3028 Nacionales de México Steam 4-8-4 at New Hope, Pennsylvania by Mitch Goldman
 
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» December 10, 2017
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Former NdeM 4-8-4 "Niagara" No. 3028 (owned by the ALCO Historical and Technical Society) sits along the deadline at the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad pending disposition. The "light" 4-8-4 locomotive (387,000 lbs empty) was purchased by the Great North Eastern Railroad Foundation, Inc, in 1966 with the intention to return NdeM No. 3028 to its "birthplace" of Schenectady, New York, where it would be restored to operation and displayed as an example of the ultimate in design and construction of the great American Locomotive Company. In November 1994, the GNE entered into a long term rental agreement with the New Hope and Ivyland Rail Road, which allowed Locomotive No. 3028 to be moved from Colonie, New York to the New Hope and Ivyland Rail Road at New Hope, Pennsylvania. The agreement called for No. 3028 to be restored to full operating condition at the New Hope shop and run on the railroad's former Reading Company lines in excursion service. Ownership was transferred to the historical society, while the locomotive was still at New Hope, after the GNE disbanded. Though the disassembly was completed, and work was started, it became a "rainy day" project with work eventually coming to a halt sometime after 2011. The tender sits just a bit further back, across the driveway while its cab sits behind the railroad's shop.
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