A Little Night Work

It’s move-in night for the Graz engine!

Construction Moves Indoors

We’ve had considerable progress on construction of the building.  Construction activities are now focused on the interior finishes and installation of equipment.

Diesel Centrale CPM Project Status and Funding Needs

Coolspring Power Museum is constructing a new building, known as Diesel Centrale CPM, to house a world class exhibit of operational vintage diesel engines. The primary engine will be an … Read more

Graz Engine Arrives in Coolspring

On October 5th a truck arrived in Coolspring with a very precious cargo aboard.

Diesel Centrale CPM Building Update

Our construction crew made significant progress on the building during September and early October.

First Roof Trusses

Diesel Centrale CPM First Roof Trusses

Roof trusses are beginning to arrive…in style.  The first shipment of roof trusses was brought to the Diesel Centrale CPM site by a classic truck.

Diesel Centrale CPM Walls Up

In early August we received a shipment of lumber at the Diesel Centrale CPM site and the framing crew went to work.  The walls of the building are now in … Read more

Graz Engine Moving to Coolspring

The Graz engine is now on its way to Coolspring!  Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Friedrich Busch, several local engine collectors, and the crew from Coolspring Power Museum, the … Read more

CPM Crew Arrives in Germany

Our crew has survived the overnight flight to Germany, and here are Tom Stockton and Jonah Close with the Graz running in the background.  Today, they were going to learn … Read more

Graz Engine Move Begins

The Graz air blast diesel move from Hof, Germany to Coolspring is beginning. Tomorrow, July 10, three CPM volunteers, Mike Murphy, Jonah Close, and Tom Stockton will be flying there … Read more


With the floor of the building now in place, the floor and foundation have been covered to protect them from weather during the upcoming winter.

Concrete Floor Poured

Our contractor poured the concrete floor for the building on November 24, 2021.  To prevent winter damage, the concrete block wall was filled with concrete.  With those tasks done, the … Read more

Benz Progress

The Benz engine is nearing completion, and a test run. It will be mounted on its foundation in the Spring

Project Name

Finally we have decided upon a name for our project. We have chosen this name and logo for our building in honor of the great vintage Diesel Centrale plant in … Read more

Floor Heating Installed

All the floor hydronic heating tubes have been placed and tested. The concrete floor will soon be poured.