Barney Gramling

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Gramling Locomotive Works - People Byron “Barney” Gramling

Byron “Barney” Gramling started volunteering at the Little River (tourist) Railroad with his grandfather when he was 12 years old. By age 14, he was running Little River’s #110 for passenger excursions and had completed his first major restoration project - rebuilding a 1942 Fairmount motorcar. He has worked for numerous shortline railroads as mechanic or engineer; was an engineer on Amtrak passenger routes between Chicago and Pittsburgh and Buffalo; and was Chief Mechanical Officer at Steam Railroading Institute, overseeing $250,000 of work to return Pere Marquette 1225 to top running condition. In addition to working on GLW restoration projects, Barney is currently working as a mechanic at Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern railroad.

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