Many contributed to get the locomotive there from Portola,CA and we are very thankful for their participation.
- The volunteers at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum showed that the spirit of the "Willing People" is very much alive today. They made every effort to help us launch this project successfully, including loaning us parts and contributing time that could have otherwise been focused on their own projects.
- BNSF not only donated the transportation costs for their part of the movement, but the people there were also very responsive and helpful throughout the process.
- And of course, the many Friends of the 5057 who have contributed their time and money to get the project to this point.
With this phase of the project complete, we are moving on to the next. Over the coming weeks, we will be working with the staff at the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad to scope out the work that will be done to cosmetically restore the 5057. We'll be looking for ways to break the work up into smaller sub-projects so we can make progress as funds are raised.
We have enough funds on hand to make a good start on the work that needs to get done for the cosmetic restoration, but we will need more funds to finish this phase of the project. Make a contribution today to propel the restoration of the 5057 forward!