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.

6 days ago
Clinchfield 800 will move C&O 2716 to restoration | Trains Magazine

This is going to be fun!

The same locomotive that pulled the 2716 to the Clinchfield shops in Erwin, Tennessee will be pulling the locomotive to Ravenna Kentucky. If that's not an amazing nod to ... See more

Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary on today's freight railroads, passenger service (Amtrak), locomotive technology, railroad preservation and history, railfan ... See more

1 week ago
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

Such great news for Eastern Kentucky! It’s wonderful to see corporations like CSX and RJ Corman collaborating on this effort!

Thanks to CSX, R. J. Corman Railroad Group, the Estill Development Alliance, and The Kentucky Railway Museum, C&O 2716 will be on the move this summer. Get info on a very special send-off excursion ... See more

1 week ago

Why is proper inspection imperative? Have a look on the booster engine of Project 3713 at Steamtown National Historic Site.

Something I have learned over the years, no matter who last worked on ... See more

2 weeks ago

Someone must be a Star Wars fan!

These are the main driving wheels for Project 3713 at Steamtown National Historic Site. It is customary to mark driving wheels alpha-numericly such as L1 (left #1), ... See more

2 weeks ago

How does one use Bondo in the course of rebuilding a Locomotive Booster? Take a look!

Just prior to Christmas the project of rebuilding the Booster for Project 3713 began at the shops of Steamtown ... See more

3 weeks ago
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

The Timken Company steep angle driving axle bearings are already happier thanks to the wonderful contribution from Valvoline USA .

Thanks to Valvoline USA’s generous donation of oil, we have flushed and filled all of 2716’s bearing boxes, bringing the engine closer to being road ready. The locomotive is equipped with ... See more

4 weeks ago
LMS in the days of steam

What did it take to keep steam locomotives operating on a daily basis? Here is a window intot hat era?

1 month ago

Ever seen a roller bearing equipped 2ft gauge tank engine operate? Likely noone else living has either, another piece of history brought back to ... See more

1 month ago
CSX

Soooooo much work was put in by so to get to this point! From the first firebox inspection when this was but a dream, the almost celebratory inspection of the bearings after we had the lease, to the ... See more

Wearing distinctive bright yellow accents, Nashville’s No. 576 steam engine -- known as The Stripe -- began its journey on March 9 to the Tennessee Central Railway Museum, where it will undergo a ... See more

1 month ago
Project 3713

While we I played only a small part, some years ago I did facilitate the manufacture of the new axle in its rough rough form. This included having it gun drilled hollow to a diameter of around ... See more

....And now the REST of the story....

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