|Double, and then
Double Again Your Donation for the 557 Restoration
The Engine 557 Restoration
Company has reached an important financial milestone.
The Internal Revenue Service has approved their
designation as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization,
allowing them to solicit and accept funds independently.
To celebrate their new status they have arranged,
for a short time, additional matching of contributions.
During that time, donations will be matched so
that 400 percent of each donation will be made
available for the restoration. See the
announcement for details. Also, donations towards the restoration of 557 may now be made by credit card.
|Railroads Illustrated features
jaw dropping article - 10/19/14
ARR railfan Jonathan
Fischer has an 18 page 18 photo article entitled,
"The Whittier Shuttle in Bear Valley."
You must pick
up your copy today!
|Be on the lookout for #557 builder's
plate - 11/17/14
Some rail fan has been
keeping Baldwin Builder"s plate number 70480
safe for at least 50 years. Now it is time to
bring the plate home to the proper place on the
left side of 557's smoke box. We are looking forward
to hearing all about its travels in the interim.
Please duplicate and distribute this wanted
poster to every rail fan you know!
|Alaska Railroad Giftshop has
Facebook page - 11/25/14
The Alaska Railroad Giftshop
has created its own Facebook
page. Please visit it and share with
others. In the near future they will be
doing some giveaways so make sure and click on
|Ramona Teen Wants to Acquire
Restore Train - 11/15/14
RAMONA - Last month,
the owner of a piece of ARR history contacted
Madison Kirkman. The Cuyamaca, a railcar that
a century ago linked San Diego to Lakeside, was
the Ramona teen's for the taking. More