The original CliShay has been located

just 850 miles from the Cinder Sniffers track!

The original CliShay as found in a

photograph on the internet.

Follow along as we work to bring the engine home.

Don and Dave’s Big Adventure

It’s mid May. Kids are counting the days until school is out and parents are  preparing to batten down the hatches. 

Don and Dave set out to bring the Original CliShay home to Cincinnati. Its May 15, 2023 8:00 am.

The return spans 2 countries, 6 states, 170 years, 7 Cinder Sniffers members and 5 owners. It’s a story of unimaginable coincidence, luck and perseverance. 

The CliShay is a steam powered 7-1/2” gauge locomotive designed and built by Bob Maynard in the late 1970’s. 

Follow along as we track Don and Dave’s big adventure aka The CliShay Comes Home.  

More to come soon.