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.
Since then, the RAILS Team has accomplished the retrieval of the A-313 Climax Locomotive and it now waits in the Restoration Building less than 1/2 mile from the place of its origin. Work continues…making connections…raising funds…finding skilled craftsmen…gathering materials….
Follow our progress here, on our Facebook page (Corry Rails) and visit the project headquarters at 132 Mead Avenue in Corry- Just across the rail tracks. Just watch for announcements of Work Days and Open House events- or contact us if you will be in the area. We love to do “Show and Tell” on our project!