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.

3 weeks ago

Electrifying things going on at the Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp. Steam Shop. This facility has been disused since 2000, until Kentucky Steam purchased the facility in 2018. Thousands of volunteer ... See more

4 weeks ago

Small steam choos need love too. Think about this, most Crown Metal Products locomotoves are coming up on 50 years old. Would that be "post steam era vintage"?

1 month ago

Great news! We did our part in getting to this point by, on multiple occasions, consulting with the city of Eau Claire, WI about the realistic costs associated with moving, placing, and preserving ... See more

2 months ago

A spectacular image showing 4014 assaulting the Wahsatch Mountains. Spectacular showmanship on the part of Union Pacific Railroad.

Captured by Steve Alder

2 months ago

A cab forward Big Boy? 😉

Yesterday at Steamtown National Historic Site, the UP 4012 had its tender removed and was positioned to the rear of the backshop for an upcoming abatement project.

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2 months ago

A year ago today we did a very big thing with the always gracious help of CSX and the assistance of Hulcher Services.

It's not every day one gets to oversee the extraction of an auxiliary water ... See more

2 months ago

It takes a village to raise a child, and a team effort to rebuild a steam locomotive.

Hats off to all those who labor tirelessly to make merchandising happen successfully at all of the museums ... See more

2 months ago
Photos from That Steam Guy's post

Some wonderful images of the recent transformation of the Southern 4501 into the L&N 1593. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, and the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Historical Society combined forces ... See more

2 months ago
VintageMachinery.org

Just when I thought I had seen everything.... actually dipping an entire appliance in a rust dissolver.

This is the stoker motor (steam engine) for the Nashville Steam #576.

A before and after shot of soaking an entire steam stoker engine in a vat of Evaporust overnight. Wow, what a difference! This engine is to be restored for the Nashville Steam Preservation Society ... See more

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