Who is Corry RAILS?

Corry R.A.I.L.S. (Corry Rail and Industrial Legacy Society) formed in 2016 with the focus to find, restore and display artifacts from the Corry area’s industrial and railroad heritage, while encouraging local tourism. We are a 501c3 Charitable Organization.

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 2020.

When 2020 offered obstacles to travel, our trip to Palmer, Alaska to start the return trip for the A-313, was postponed until that last possible days of August. You can find reports of that trip on this site.

Now, the A-313 is safely back in Corry, PA. It rests and waits less that 1/4 mile from the building where it was manufactured back in 1902. Phase One (the purchase) and Phase Two (“Bringing ‘er Home”) are complete and we are ready to get on with bringing the A-313 back to life- with the final goal of firing up the locomotive and going full steam ahead.

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Christmas Wishes

Best Christmas wishes to everyone who supports Corry RAILS and the ongoing work to revive the Climax A-313 Locomotive. We look forward to sharing our progress and invite all who are interested in Corry, PA history, railroad history, logging, model trains, steam engines, or just things that are happening in the area.

RAILS Gear and Donations

Your donations to our project are greatly appreciated and be made in the following ways:

Through our RAILS Store, linked below
Using the PayPal link on this page
or mailed to Corry RAILS, PO Box 313, Corry PA 16407.

Visit Our Store for RAILS Gear

FOR DONATIONS USING PAYPAL

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.