- Associated Press - Sunday, February 7, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Ky. (AP) - A nonprofit group hopes to restore a steam locomotive for passenger excursions.

The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp. wants to bring the locomotive from Nelson County to Lexington and is launching a fundraising campaign for its restoration.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (https://bit.ly/1T6UYi 8) reports the group’s fundraising goal is $1.3 million.

Group president Chris Campbell of Lexington says an inspection in November found the locomotive was in excellent condition, although some repair work needs to be done. The group hopes to have the engine moved to Lexington by 2017 and have it operating by 2020.

The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway locomotive built in 1943 is owned by the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven. The last time the engine ran on its own power was in 1996.

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