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The Iron Mountain Steam Team
Billy has always been in love with trains. So much in fact, that he began volunteering at the Iron Mountain Railway in 2010. After many years of persistence, he was finally able to create a foundation alongside Aspen Welker and Matt Terlunen to restore the Iron Mountain's steam engine, Number 5.
Since 17, Matt has been infatuated the Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad, former home of Number 5. This year, he began volunteering at the Iron Mountain Railway, and joined Aspen and Billy on their journey to restore Number 5.
HELP US REWRITE HISTORY
Founded in 2020, we are an organization that is made up entirely of volunteers. Our sole purpose is to restore the Iron Mountain Railway's steam engine, locomotive No. 5, to her former glory and put the little engine on display for all to admire.
For the past sixteen years, locomotive no. 5 has been in complete disarray and out of the public eye. We are proud to be working on the conservation project that can restore this little piece of our communities' history as well as our railroad's history.
Want to be a part of the action?
We are going to need all the help we can get, and if you are interested in joining us please feel free to give us a shout on our Facebook page, fill out the contact form at the bottom of this web page, or be old school and give us a call.