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

Then and now (1979 and 2019), separated by just over 40 years.... Acquaintances are reunited for the same journey, but to a new destination, and a much brighter future.

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4 weeks ago
Trains Presents: Chesapeake & Ohio steam locomotive No. 2716 goes home in Kentucky | Trains Magazine

A rather nice synopsis (in video form) regarding the railroad aspects of the 2716 moved to Ravenna. Brought to you by CSX, RJ Corman, the Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp., the Southern Appalachian ... See more

Locomotive traverses CSX, RJ Corman trackage en route to Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp. home at Ravenna

1 month ago

A nice run-by clip from the first day of the Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.'s ex C&O 2716. This portion of the move was over CSXcsx, the company who's generosity made this event possible.

Whomever ... See more

1 month ago

As a follow-up to the reinstallation of the C&O 1309's reconditioned wheels, how about a video?

Here's a video of the FIRST move of the re-wheeled chassis. The first time such event has taken place ... See more

1 month ago
Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets is a company we've often utilized for small metal orders, such as the new wrist pin nut recently manufactured for the Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.'s C&O 2716.

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Less than 3 Weeks left to enter your metal project in the #MetalMyWay contest! Visit http://metalmyway.com/ for a chance to WIN a Hypertherm Powermax 30 XP Hand Plasma Cutting System, OR a Lincoln ... See more

1 month ago
Steamtown National Historic Site

Top Notch T-1 Cosmetic Tweaking!

Putting it all together. Today is the day that our Reading 4-8-4 accepts her refurbished rods and various connectors. NPS Photo, Tim O'Malley.

1 month ago

Live and late breaking progress from the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad steam shop. Much has been going on with the C&O 1309 in the last several months, let's have a look.

More will be coming ... See more

1 month ago

Ever hear of sharpening carbide inserts? Did you know what carbide inserts are?

Click on the vid for a peak at what's currently going on somewhere just west of Maryland 😉

1 month ago
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

A little something I wrangled Nick Honey into helping me with.

Who did this?

1 month ago
Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.

This was a very satisfying thing to witness.

For the first time since 2001, the former CSX Transportation Ravenna Car Repair Facility had railroad equipment rolled inside over newly-laid track which now connects the Kentucky Steam Heritage ... See more

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