A popular news item in American railfan circles, was the recent construction of the operating 1860's era replica steam locomotive "York", at a tourist operation in Hanover Pennsylvania known as "Steam in to history.org".
The prototype Northern Central Railroad steam locomotive # 17, which was named the York, was built by the Rogers locomotive Works of Patterson New Jersey, and was used by the N.C.R.R during the American Civil War.
The replica York, was built by the Kloke Locomotive Works in Elgin Illinois, and made it's operating debut in 2013. This locomotive replica, was erected from 1800's era mechanical blueprints, with a few if any modifications for safety and efficientcy. The prototype York was a wood burner, while the replica is a "User friendly" oil burner. The prototype York also featured the ever notoriously dangerous Link and Pin couplers of the day, while the replica features modern and very safe knuckle couplers and air brakes.