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.

1 hour ago
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

What have we been up to? Just leading the charge to ensure this machine is mechanically ready to go across the state of Kentucky for restoration!

A reunion forty years in the making: Clinchfield 800 and C&O 2716. A historic day here thanks to Southern Appalachia Railway Museum and The Kentucky Railway Museum.

3 days ago

You might be cool.... but you'll never be running a Lima built locomotive out of the Lima Locomotive Works erecting hall for the last time cool.....

J.L. Feicht at the throttle.

2 weeks ago
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

Pretty soon I'll come out with a "nutty" video.

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2921954021363127&id=1926875570870982

It’s crunch time here at Kentucky Steam as we prepare 2716 for an epic trek over CSX and R. J. Corman Railroad Group rails on the Heritage Highball. Our chief mechanical officer Jason Sobczynski ... See more

2 weeks ago
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

It has been a week of rather warm temps and intense sun... brush/vine clearing and MUCH manual labor.

Kentucky Steam members were busy this week and weekend, building electrical service for our shop, receiving a freshly-delivered caboose and gathering a portion of donated rail which will soon be laid ... See more

2 weeks ago
Nashville Steam

Raise your hand, and like the post, if YOU knew that some steam locomotives have water heaters.

Some good progress is being made in the direction of disassembly and inspection on the Nashville ... See more

The boiler isn't the only thing receiving some TLC! NSPS volunteers continue to disassemble, inspect, and assess the condition of the locomotive's many appliances. This week we take a closer look at ... See more

3 weeks ago
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

Luckily there's a route map.... so you don't have to worry about following our "tracks".

Easily plan your opportunity to view the 140+ mile move of the Chesapeake & Ohio steam locomotive #2716 this ... See more

We are ramping up for the big move of C&O 2716 this July 26-28. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more about several special stops that the train will be making along the route. Also, if you ... See more

3 weeks ago

What does the larger (10") valve seat of the reducing (simpling) valve of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad #1309 look like after machining is completed with the Climax Portable Machining & ... See more

3 weeks ago

So what does a "boring job" look like for some? Check it out!

We're at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, along with Diversified Rail Services, working on their C&O steam locomotive #1309. It is ... See more

4 weeks ago
Gregory

A pacing shot of White Pass & Yukon Route 73 on the road for home.

1 month ago

As it would happen, the cell service demons have descended upon Ridgely, WV. We don't have signal sufficient to engage a live stream.

We're capturing content for a video on the process..... stay ... See more

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