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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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.


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 early January 2017, Project3713 has raised $250,000.



Latest News

New Design T-Shirts Available Online

Brand new Project3713 T-shirts in two designs (Builder’s Plate and The Constitution) are now available through our web store. Please visit the clothing page to see all the in-stock sizes. …

Remembering William L. Withuhn

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Project3713 Honorary Chairman William L. Withuhn. Bill was a friend, mentor and advisor not only to our team, but …



As restoration continues, there are opportunities for individuals to help purchase specific parts required to operate #3713. Some may not be the most glamorous pieces of the locomotive, but they are absolute necessities to complete the project.

Safety Valves: GoFundMe
Headlight: GoFundMe