Diesel Locomotive Restoration
IRM proudly houses the nation's largest and most comprehensive collection of diesel locomotives. At any given time, two or more of these engines are undergoing major restoration work in our shop. Work can include repainting, mechanical and electrical rehabilitation, and body work.
Restoration often involves significant cost, even with our volunteers doing the majority of the work. Mechanical components requiring replacement, materials needed for rebuilding efforts, and supplies such as paint all need to be purchased. Donations in support of IRM's diesel locomotive restoration efforts will help preserve and operate these historic locomotives for future generations.