It's my understanding that the "General II" is strictly for display. The museum has no intentions to restore it to operation. But I am sure Kevin can clarify for us...
I know, I was just saying that was something they found that will make it harder to make the engine operable iff(if and only if) they were aiming for that!
But I'm glad it's cosmetically restored, and more easily visible!
Although I would say that the engine is more likely to run again simply considering the differences in management between the mountain and the museum.
Speaking of management, here's what Wikipedia says about the operations at SM:
"The Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation currently has a long-term contract to operate park attractions while the Stone Mountain Memorial Association retains ownership and the right to rebuke any project deemed unfit."
Seems like the SMMA's been layin' down on the job lately!
By the way, recent pictures of the mountain show the train going the other way.
Anyone been there recently?