Monday, March 17, 2014

Adopt-a-Mile (or More)!

We are planning to move the 5057 from Portola, CA to the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad in Usk, WA later this year, where we will have the locomotive cosmetically restored in their shop.

We’ll be asking the UP and BNSF to donate all or part of the transportation costs ($8,000-$12,000, depending on where the railroads are willing to interchange the locomotive).   While we hope for the best from our requests to UP and BNSF, we want to ensure we can pay for the trip even if we need to pay the full amount.   Help us make sure we can cover the cost of moving the 5057 by sponsoring part of the trip at $5.00/mile.  

$5.00 =1 mile

Our goal is to have the 890 rail miles between Portola and POVA sponsored by July 1, 2014.  All donations made between February 1 and July 1 will be applied toward this goal.  Any funds not needed for the move will be applied to the restoration work.

Go to the project web site to make a donation today!

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