It is our main goal to run 3751 as frequently as possible. The answer to this question is complex, however. First, the SBRHS is not in the business of running excursions. As a society we own, maintain, and operate 3751 and offer excursion operators the opportunity to lease the locomotive for excursions they plan, coordinate and execute. We continuously seek opportunities to contract for as many excursions as we can each year. Second, because 3751 must utilize the active main line tracks of common carrier railroads – railroads that are among the busiest in the U.S. – there are many entities, approvals, logistic and legal/liability issues to work through and agreed to in the process of finalizing a trip. Third, the trip must be financially beneficial for the SBRHS in its operation of the locomotive. We have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that operations of 3751 generate sufficient income to cover the cost of both operating expenses and planned and unplanned repairs and maintenance, which includes setting money aside for the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Mandated 15-Year (or 1,472 Operating Days) Inspection of 3751’s boiler. Sometimes proposed operations simply don’t pencil out…but we’re always exploring new opportunities to get the locomotive out for the general public to view it.