After a nearly a decade of effort by Museum staff and volunteers, S.D. Warren Co. locomotive No. 2 has been restored to its original operating condition, as built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works (Philadelphia, PA) and shipped to Westbrook, Maine in 1895. Many might remember that this engine sat under the Museum’s entrance sign on Route 27 from 1969 – 2008. The restoration was made possible with financial support from the Amherst Railway Society, the Tom E. Dailey Foundation Inc. and many individuals. The public is invited to celebrate the completed restoration of S.D. Warren Baldwin No 2 with a christening ceremony, illustrated talk, rides behind the engine and hands-on activities on Saturday, September 8.
At 10:45 am there will be an official ceremony marking the completion of the project and the engine’s return to service. Following the short ceremony, steam train departures powered by S.D. Warren Baldwin No 2 will depart every hour, on the hour from 11 am – 4 pm. At 1:00 pm Museum volunteer Ron Ginger will present an illustrated talk about the engine and it’s working life at both S.D. Warren and the Upper Saddle River Railroad along with stories from the nearly decade long restoration effort in the Spruce Point Chapel. Artist Jamie Wing will host drop-in, hands-on papermaking demonstrations inside the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall from 10 am – 4 pm, suitable for all ages.
All activities are included with Museum admission.