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 Post subject: Re: Alaska Railroad 2-8-0 #557 to be returned to service!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:34 pm 

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You mean September, Dick, this summer flew by for me, too. But always look forward to 557's status reports.


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 Post subject: Re: Alaska Railroad 2-8-0 #557 to be returned to service!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:24 pm 

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Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Thanks. You're right, I corrected it.


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 Post subject: Re: Alaska Railroad 2-8-0 #557 to be returned to service!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:19 pm 

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October was another productive month. Parts are being put back together and much progress was made. The latest progress report is at http://www.557.alaskarails.org/restore/ ... index.html.

In the attached photo, 557 Project Manager Patrick Durand describes what was involved in installing a replacement firebox to former Alaska Governor Bill Sheffield. Governor Sheffield is also a former Chairman of the Board and current Board Member of the Alaska Railroad Corporation.

Not to limit himself to the preservation of a single locomotive, Pat has also been involved in assisting with the logistics and Alaskan introductions for representatives of Corey RAILS, the group which has purchased and intends to restore the last complete Class A Climax locomotive. See the report for information on the return of that locomotive to its birthplace in Corey, Pennsylvania.


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 Post subject: Re: Alaska Railroad 2-8-0 #557 to be returned to service!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:53 am 

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We are excited to announce that our 2019 fund raising campaign is being kicked off with a massive $60,000 donor matching challenge!

Several high dollar expenditures are in the pipeline and we are ready to contract for the work as soon as funds are available.

We welcome your financial support. Information on contributing by credit card or check can be found at http://www.557.alaskarails.org/support/donate.html

Oh. And we set the cab in place today!


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