Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation


Thank you so much for your support of our efforts to revitalize Eastern Kentucky!

Clinchfield 800 leads the Heritage Highball in July 2019

We envision a future where an old, defunct railyard is revitalized to its former glory and brings a much-needed boost to its surrounding area. The Yard will be a groundbreaking multi-use tourist attraction and economic development project that will integrate the region’s history, natural beauty, and culture in a vibrant 45-acre rail-centered campus located in Irvine, Kentucky. This transformative project has been made possible by the generous donations of hundreds of individuals across the nation and around the world.

If you would like to make an online contribution toward our goals, please select a fund from the options below so that we can ensure your donation is allocated to the project most important to you.

Don't feel comfortable donating online? We get it!

DONATE BY MAIL DONATE BY PHONE

If you would prefer to donate by mail, please put your preferred fund in the memo line and mail your tax-deductible check to:

Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation
499 Kirkland Ave.
Irvine, KY 40336

You can donate by calling our toll-free number and either speak with our operator or leave a message and we will call you back!

1-833-KY STEAM
(1-833-597-8326)

EXT. 802 

Have a donation, but want to keep it confidential? No problem!

For in-kind contributions, email billing@kentuckysteam.org

For monetary donations, email chris@kentuckysteam.org

  Thank you!  

2716 Restoration Fund

Restore C&O 2716

2716 site under an old coal tower during the Heritage Highball

Allocate your donation specifically toward the restoration of our crown jewel, the C&O 2716.

 

Learn more about 2716 Restoration Fund

Set up a Recurring Donation

Easy Monthly Contributions

Would you like to set up a monthly recurring donation that automatically comes out of your account? We've got an option for that! Please click this link and you'll be redirected to PayPal to set up your details. Be sure to check the box that says "Make this a monthly donation!"

Learn more about Set up a Recurring Donation

General Fund

Donate to whatever is needed

"The Yard" logo

Donations to this fund will be allocated to the most urgent need.

Learn more about General Fund

Estill County Emergency Fund

Assist local families in need.

Estill County EMA logo

All donations to this fund will be redirected to the Estill County EMA for flood restoration efforts.

Learn more about Estill County Emergency Fund

Student Membership

An affordable membership for ages 16-21

Student Memberships include all the benefits of a Conductor Membership but are restricted to students ages 16-21 years old. Membership is valid for one year from date of payment ($27.16).

Individuals over the age of 18 must provide a copy of their student ID for validation. If you would like to volunteer with us, a one-time fee for a background check will be required at an extra cost of $39 for students over the age of 18.

Membership dues are NOT tax-deductible.

Learn more about Student Membership

Carknocker Single Membership

Just the basics

Carknocker Memberships are our baseline offering, only providing liability insurance coverage for volunteers. Membership is valid for one year from date of payment ($50).

If you would like to volunteer with us, a one-time fee for a background check will be required at an extra cost of $39.

Membership dues are NOT tax-deductible.

Learn more about Carknocker Single Membership

Conductor Single Membership

Ready and raring to go?

Consider the Standard Annual Membership for Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation. Membership is valid for one year from date of payment ($100). 

Benefits include:

  • Membership Card
  • Annual Membership Vehicle Decal
  • Quarterly Members Only Email 
  • An invite to an Exclusive Members Only event (post-pandemic)
  • Access to Members Only Facebook Page
  • Free KSHC Swag
  • 10% Discount to our Online Store

If you would like to volunteer with us, a  one-time fee for a background check will be required at an extra cost of $39.

Membership dues are NOT tax-deductible.

Learn more about Conductor Single Membership

Yardmaster Family Membership

Fun for the Whole Family

Do you live with more than one person? Take a look at our Household Membership! Membership is valid for one year from date of payment ($199).

Benefits include everything the Conductor Membership has to offer, plus:

  • Two Vehicle Decals

  • Membership Cards for 2 Adults and 2 Children*

  • 4 Invites to members only events

  • Two Pieces of Free Swag

If you would like to volunteer with us, a one-time fee for a background check will be required at an extra cost of $39 per adult.

*Children are considered below the age of 16.

Membership dues are NOT tax-deductible.

Learn more about Yardmaster Family Membership

Executive Membership

I'm all in!

Are you looking for the All Access Pass for KSHC? Our Executive Membership might just fit the bill! Membership is valid for one year from date of payment ($587).

Benefits include everything the Yardmaster Membership has to offer, plus:

  • Names on the Kentucky Steam website as Executive Level Members (Optional)

  • Advanced Access to Special Ticketed Events

  • Two Volunteer Background Checks Included in Membership ($78 value)

Membership dues are NOT tax-deductible.

Learn more about Executive Membership

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Mission Statement

The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation (KSHC) is a Kentucky based 501 c(3) non-profit organization operating with the intent to educate, entertain and inspire past, current and future generations by operating historic rail equipment. The hallmark of our efforts is the restoration of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Steam Locomotive 2716 to operation. The restoration and operation of 2716 and other historic pieces will prove to be living history and will serve as an educational tool, enhancing heritage tourism and stimulating economic growth.