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The J-3a Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an interactive experience that showcases late twentieth century technology produced by the Lima Locomotive Works.
The J-3a Group is dedicated to preserving and operating examples of late railroad steam era technology developed by the Lima Locomotive Works of Lima, Ohio. We seek to preserve key pieces of that history, and bring them back to operating condition for future generations to experience and enjoy. It is this type of post war technological expansion that made the unprecedented 1950s a time of prosperity and growth for the American people. Although several examples of this late, post war technology still exist, many are in states of deterioration and few in operating condition. With your help and donations, the J-3a Group will serve to bring these giants back to life. No matter whether you’re a student of history, engineering, or business, a person who loves trains or someone who appreciates the industrial history of our great country, we urge you to help make this vision reality.