As an artifact owned by the National Park Service, B&M #3713 belongs to all American citizens. US-built, she spent most of career named The Constitution. The “America’s LocomotiveTM”” fundraising campaign honors this national treasure’s unique place in American history.
This fine example of American industrial might was built by the Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio. She hauled passenger trains around northern New England for almost 25 years, including troop trains that were vital to the WWII effort. Now, as part of the collection at Steamtown National Historic Site, she will be the largest steam locomotive ever operated by the National Park Service. She truly belongs to the American people. #3713 will be a rolling tribute to the labor, science and can-do spirit of the United States in the 20th Century.
The logo combines the American flag with a font reminiscent of the gold and red “speed lettering” worn by #3713 in her later years on the B&M.