McHugh Locomotive & Equipment is an innovative leader who provides solutions to the ever changing challenges of operating historic rail equipment at heritage railroads or rail transportation museums. We can assist your organization with an evaluation and cost analysis for your next equipment restoration project. We will provide you with a detailed approach of how the restoration should be performed and can also work with you on a production schedule that is tailored to fit your budgetary requirements. We can address any technical questions concerning a restoration and also provide you with proven methods to solving some unique challenges that we have overcome over the last 3 decades. There have been some cases when we believe a proposed project may not be feasible for the cost involved for a full restoration. In those cases we will truthfully inform you and not start a project we know is not feasible. This is something that separates us from our competition.
Our total rebuilds have been some of our favorite projects. Click the links below to learn more about some of our past and ongoing projects. Something interesting is always happening in our shop. Contact us to see how we can help your heritage railway or museum. Nobody does it better than McHugh.
Our history with historic equipment started in the early 1960’s with the late Jimmy McHugh assisting heritage railroads, railroad museums, and trolley preservation groups with on-site services of re-railing wrecks, transporting antique trolley cars by truck, along with providing rigging and crane services. Then in 1973, Jimmy McHugh also began to rebuilding historic steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, and other equipment for heritage railroads, short lines, and in-plant industrial railroads. Continuing the tradition, JC McHugh started McHugh Locomotive & Equipment in 1985. Over 3 decades later our quality workmanship is known throughout the country. You can be assured McHugh Locomotive & Equipment is the one source that can handle a complete restoration project for your organization.