Corry R.A.I.L.S. (Corry Rail and Industrial Legacy Society) formed in 2016 with a purpose of finding some unique Corry related artifacts and bringing them home to demonstrate and display. 

Six months after forming we had settled on what we hoped would be our first artifact … Project “A”…to attempt to purchase a rare Climax Locomotive Class “A” built in Corry in 1902.

In mid 2018 we visited it in Alaska and over the next year we achieved various stages in negotiations until we had a signed Agreement in August of 2019, while at the same time raising funds for its purchase and retrieval. In the Fall of 2019 we were back in Alaska to begin arranging for the packing and shipping in June of 2020.

… and then the fun and real work will begin. We originally formed as a Committee within Impact Corry, a non-profit 501(c)(3) and soon we will become a separate stand-alone non-profit. 

Updates on our progress, photos, merchandise and opportunities will be shared at this site as well as on our facebook and instagram pages. 

Corry, PA’s Rail and Industrial History

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Donations via PayPal

Corry RAILS is a 501c3 charitable organization. Your donations are tax deductible. We thank you for your support.

If you prefer, donations can be mailed. Please see below.

Other Opportunities to be Involved

Corry RAILS invites you to be a part of the Climax A-313 Project. Please become a member of the Climax “A” Club, participate in the “Buy a Mile” Campaign and/or consider becoming a donor at your choice of level.

“Buy a Mile” Campaign

The Corry Young Professionals are conducting a campaign to defray the costs of bringing the A-313 from Alaska to Corry via ship and truck.

Please contact us if you’d like to own some of the 4000+ miles that our locomotive will be traveling.

“Buy a Mile” can also be acquired at First Friday events and at Hiram’s Marketplace in Corry.


Your donations allow Corry RAILS to continue their mission to locate, procure and share parts of Corry’s rich industrial and rail history. Please use the form below if you would like to donate. (You may also donate via the PayPal link at the top of the page)
PO Box 313, Corry PA 16407

Online form:
Corry RAILS Donation Pledge Form

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Climax “A” Club

Be a part of the fun…Become a member of the Climax “A” Club with a separate donation of at least $5.00 plus $1.00 postage. which will help with this project. You will receive:
~Club Membership card
~Name and eMail on our contact list
~Possible special “Club Only” events
~Possible special discounts

Online form:
Climax “A” Club Membership Form

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PO Box 313, Corry PA 16407

Bringing the Climax A-313 Home

Made it to Palmer and ready to get rollin’

To help you be a part of the A-313 Rescue, here is a map of the area where the work is happening. Follow their progress here and on the CorryRails Facebook

Team flies in and out from here

Possible departure point for A-313

Alternate departure point for the A-313

Work site for the restoration of Engine 557- and contact point for Pat D

Location of some additional parts and materials for the rescue

Palmer is the location of the main container for the A-313 and will be the base for the team. Several friends and supporters live in the area

The Eagle Hotel and Sunrise Grill will be “Hearth and Home” for the 8-day stay in Palmer

Location of some additional parts and materials for the rescue


Corry RAILS has several items for sale in support of our project to return the
Climax A-313 to its hometown and its restoration.
Payments will be accepted via PayPal or we will send an invoice prior to shipment.

Items are also available for sale at events where Corry Rails participates

You can also purchase our merchandise at Hiram’s on Center Street in Corry

Proceeds of your purchase is a donation to the completion of Corry RAILS projects.

LifeStory of the Climax A-313

A detailed version of the Climax A-313’s story can be found here & below the slideshow

Read a more detailed version of the story here or download the tri-fold brochure.