Jerimiah Hughett, (cq) with Wesco Steel Erectors, worked on erecting the framework for  a new building that will house "Old Smokey", an R. J. Corman Railroad Group steam locomotive, in the back of The Lexington Center's parking lot in Lexington, Ky., Monday, August, 13, 2012. The all-glass building will also house one of R.J. Corman's private railcars. Old Smokey was in operation as recently as 2005 in the Chinese province of Liaoning, where it was used to haul coal and passengers. It is now used for special railroad events.  Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Jerimiah Hughett, (cq) with Wesco Steel Erectors, worked on erecting the framework for a new building that will house "Old Smokey", an R. J. Corman Railroad Group steam locomotive, in the back of The Lexington Center's parking lot in Lexington, Ky., Monday, August, 13, 2012. The all-glass building will also house one of R.J. Corman's private railcars. Old Smokey was in operation as recently as 2005 in the Chinese province of Liaoning, where it was used to haul coal and passengers. It is now used for special railroad events. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
Jerimiah Hughett, (cq) with Wesco Steel Erectors, worked on erecting the framework for a new building that will house "Old Smokey", an R. J. Corman Railroad Group steam locomotive, in the back of The Lexington Center's parking lot in Lexington, Ky., Monday, August, 13, 2012. The all-glass building will also house one of R.J. Corman's private railcars. Old Smokey was in operation as recently as 2005 in the Chinese province of Liaoning, where it was used to haul coal and passengers. It is now used for special railroad events. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

Lexington's steam locomotive, 'Old Smokey,' gets new home downtown

August 14, 2012 5:36 PM