|Full steam ahead
for egine 557 restoration - 8/26/14
Generous grants were
received from the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm
Corridor Communities Association and the National
Railway Historical Society.
Special thanks to Rasmuson Foundation for generously
matching donations to Engine 557. Click here
for more information.
poster or flyer
and hand it out to your family, friends and fellow
railfans. Tax-deductible donations for Engine
557 Restoration Project are being accepted by
The Alaska Community Foundation. To donate on
line, click on this hyperlink
and then enter "Engine 557" in the search
field. Your donation of $25.00, $100, $1000 or
more will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous
matching grant from the Rasmuson Foundation and
will help bring the 557 dream to reality.
|Great views, awesome brews - 9/21/14
The HooDoo Choo Choo – a train with a funny name, but seriously good views and brews. A leisurely roundtrip journey to Nenana serves as the backdrop for sampling HooDoo Brewery’s finest, accompanied by light fare courtesy of Lavelle’s Bistro. For more info on this October 18 trip click here.
|The Spaces Between: Stories
from the Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords - 8/4/14
Doug Capra has written a book that contains quite a few references to
and stories connected to the Alaska Railroad (and
the Alaska Central and Alaska Northern). The book
is called The Spaces Between: Stories from the
Kenai Mountains to the Kenai Fjords. It should
be available sometime in August 2014.
|Holm's family given 557 painting
Moses Lake, WA - The
557 is riding the rails again in a painting designed
to help raise money for her restoration. The Engine
557 Restoration Company has made 557 prints of
the painting, print No. 1 was presented Tuesday
to Karen Rimple, daughter of former 557 owner
Monte Holm. [More]