History is at risk of fading away

Our mission is to save it for the next generation.

For over 20 years, railroad contractor Next Generation Rail Services has provided dedicated restoration, preservation and operations services for railroad preservation and steam locomotive repair efforts throughout the country. Our academic approach, respect for the best standards and practices, and passion for our industrial heritage inform every decision we make.

Whether an initial inspection, display stabilization, development of a mechanical or operational training program or a complete restoration, Next Generation Rail Services can handle any task for your community, tourist railroad, museum or project.

Jason Sobczynski,
Next Generation Rail Services

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

We’re experienced in preserving, rehabilitating and restoring passenger cars, steam and diesel locomotives, historic structures, turntables and much more.

STEAM LOCOMOTIVE REPAIR

Our experience in running gear, tramming, boilermaking, pipefitting, engineering, machining, welding, fabrication and training has powered over a dozen steam locomotives on variety of museums and across mainlines everywhere.

EQUIPMENT RELOCATION

We’re experienced in preserving, rehabilitating and restoring passenger cars, steam and diesel locomotives, historic structures, turntables and much more.

REMEDIATION COORDINATION

Our experience in running gear, tramming, boilermaking, pipefitting, engineering, machining, welding, fabrication and training has powered over a dozen steam locomotives on variety of museums and across mainlines everywhere.

CLIENT LIST

Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth, Georgia
Henry Ford/Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan
Coastal Heritage Society Preservation
Kershaw Manufacturing
Kettle Moraine Scenic Railroad
Skagway, Arkansas
City of Gainesville, Georgia
Grand Canyon Railway
Midcontinent Railway
New Hope & Ivyland
Steamtown National Historic Site
Tennessee Valley Railroad
Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society
Midwest Railway Preservation Society
Nashville Steam
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

17 hours ago
The 2019 Ravenna Railroad Festival W/ KSHC Shop Tour And Interviews FT. Delay In Block Productions

Video Link: https://youtu.be/vYU8eHG_LnY?t=770

Railroad Festival 2019 was a huge success. Click here to watch a video from TerrellTime that gives an overview of the property and a restoration update ... See more

In this video, we visit Ravenna KY for the annual railroad festival. After that we take a special tour of the Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation’s restorati...

5 days ago
CSX

What once was old is new again! What does this have to do with steam? CSX Transportation has become an incredible partner in Steam preservation and economic Redevelopment.

CSX is redefining rail freight. With greater velocity, less dwell and comprehensive service solutions, CSX is powered to perform for your business. www.countoncsx.com

1 week ago

Just yesterday in California, a bit of the future past brought into the present.... or something like that.

Fun fact: As Doc and Marty are pulling away with their "borrowed" locomotive, ... See more

2 weeks ago
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

How awesome is this logo? The move of the C&O 2716 goes down in history as the first time a steam locomotive has traversed CSX with their corporate logo applied to it. AND, it is not just any ... See more

This summer, we had the honor to design and apply an altered CSX logo on C&O 2716 as the historic engine was moved across the state of Kentucky for eventual restoration. We are proud to have the CSX ... See more

2 weeks ago
Project 3713

BEAUTIFUL craftsmanship! With the bare steel rim, axle end, and hub they have a very British appearance. Don't you think?

A little forward looking during Steamtown's Railfest 2019. The new #3713 lead truck wheels, axles, and bearing assemblies were test fitted in the lead truck frame.
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2 weeks ago
David

I was able to see the 4014 coming back thru Nebraska.

3 weeks ago
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

1100 will be a huge asset to our growing Rail Heritage Center!

On August 25th, 2019, CSX Transportation delivered locomotive no. 1100 to Kentucky Steam at Ravenna Yard. 1100, former L&N no. 5000, is an EMD SW1500 type diesel-electric locomotive that once served ... See more

3 weeks ago

4014 from the air!

This is by far the best video we've seen in terms of providing perspective on the enormity of this beautiful machine.

3 weeks ago
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

A great addition to our steam shop in Ravenna, KY!

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