Steam Operations Corporation has been in the process of restoring an iconic locomotive over the past couple of years - US Sugar Locomotive #148. During the restoration process, SOC has been updating their followers on the progress of the locomotive via social media and
has recently announced that the trailing truck for the locomotive just received tires. As stated in their Facebook post, " There’s a rumor that Johnny Cash’s 'Ring of Fire' was playing in the shop but that can not be confirmed..." No. 148 is expected to return to operational service in the near future, and to comply with FRA and Class 1 regulations, the trailing truck has been outfitted with roller bearings.
Steam Operations Corporation is one of the leading restoration companies in the United States, and has been involved with the restoration of dozens of iconic steam locomotives such as Norfolk and Western 4-8-4 #611, and the most iconic piece of American
railroad history: the "Texas."
All photos are courtesy of Steam Operations Corporation.