The Constitution | America's Locomotive| Boston & Maine #3713

Project3713 is a partnership dedicated to the restoration of an American icon, steam locomotive #3713 "The Constitution" at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA.

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PROJECT #3713

MORE THAN A MACHINE

With the help of donors, contractors and the talented shop staff of the Steamtown National Historic Site, we are bringing an icon of American railroading back to operation for all to enjoy in Scranton, Pennsylvania – one of the first great railroad cities.

About B&M #3713

Built in 1934 by the Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, Ohio for service across northern New England on the Boston & Maine Railroad, the big passenger engine was at first known only as #3713. In 1937 the B&M held a contest for Boston area school children to name the road’s premier locomotives, from which the patriotic moniker “The Constitution” was bestowed upon #3713.

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America’s Locomotive Campaign

An estimated $1.4 million is required to finish the restoration of #3713. As part of a renewed agreement with the National Park Service signed in 2016, Project3713 via the “America’s LocomotiveTM”” campaign has taken on the task of raising $750,000 of the remaining cost. The balance will be provided by the National Park Service. As of January 1, 2018 Project3713 has raised $342,000 towards the $750,000 commitment.

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RESTORATION PROGRESS

Latest News

Holiday Train Display in Pittston Dec 22 & 23

The Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley  Railway Historical Society, a partner in Project3713 along with the Steamtown National Historic Site, will be hosting a Holiday Train Display at the Susquehanna Brewing …

Tender Progress

Work on the new tender cistern and coal bunker continues at Oaks Welding & Line Boring in Ashland, PA. When finished, the new tank will be returned to Scranton for …

Safety Valves Arrive!

All three safety valves have been finished by the Strasburg Rail Road shop and delivered to Scranton. Each was purchased with donations specifically for these parts. Thank you to all …

New Cab in Scranton!

Visitors to Steamtown will be having double vision for Railfest 2018 weekend! #3713’s original cab is back along with the brand new replica that will adorn the restored locomotive. Visit …

Firebox Contract Awarded

Project3713 is pleased to inform our supporters that the Steamtown National Historic Site has contracted with the Strasburg Rail Road to build a new firebox for Boston & Maine #3713. …