"Old Smokey," the refurbished steam locomotive owned by R.J. Corman Railroad Group, is getting a new home.
Workers are erecting a new building to house the locomotive at the company's Central Kentucky Yard in Lexington.
The building will be glass on three sides and the rear will be finished metal, said Noel Rush, vice president of strategic planning and development for R.J. Corman in Nicholasville.
It's the company's way of participating in Lexington's downtown revitalization, Rush said.
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"We wanted a nicer building to showcase Old Smokey," he said.
The glass walls will be installed by the end of the month, and the building will be finished by Nov. 1, Rush said.
"Old Smokey" made its inaugural run from Louisville to Lexington on May 24, 2008. Before coming to the United States, the steam engine hauled passengers and coal in China until 2005.