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 Post subject: G5s #39 Project approaches $10,000
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:41 pm 

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Gentle Forum members,

July 29, 2013
Riverhead, NY

Since announcing the Railroad Museum of Long Island and Strasburg Railroad Company partnership to restore and operate Long Island Railroad Steam G5s Locomotive #39 on March 15, 2013, a steady stream of donations toward the project have been received by the Museum. Today we are within sight of our first $10,000.00 in donations - 9,796 dollars are in the bank at Bethpage Federal Credit Union!!

All donations will remain in an interest bearing account at Bethpage Federal Credit Union until we reach our restoration goal of $900,000.00. At that time a check will be written to Strasburg Railroad Company and work will begin again on Locomotive #39. We are budgeting another $100,000.00 for cranes, trucks and trailers, permits and the like to transport the tender, frame and running gear to Strasburg from Riverhead. Our fundraising goal for 2013 is $1,000,000.00.

We are happy to recognize our donors alphabetically and thank each and every one of them for their support of the #39 Restoration Project.

LIRR/PRR Engine #39 Wall of Honor Donors

Clyde Barton, PA
Thomas Brendel, PA
Michael Bruckart, PA
James & Florence Cope, NY
Alan Daters, NY
Daniel & Kathleen Delprato, NJ
Michael Finfer, MD, NJ
Dave Fisher, NY
Robert Friedman, NY
Dennis Harrington, NY
Steve Holst, FL
John Hooper, Washington DC
William Howell, NJ
Michael C. Huhn, PA
Joseph J. Huttle, NY
Steven Kalka, NY
Doug Kisala, FL
Long Island Antique Power Assoc., NY
Joel & Lynn Long, PA
Philip Marshal, NY
James F. McPhillips, PA
Robert Miller, NY
Dave Morrison, NY
Lance Myers, PA
Long Island Sunrise Trail Chapter – NRHS, NY
Edward & Joyce Pfeiffer, PA
Stephen Piwowarski, VT
National - PRRT&HS, PA
Philadelphia Chapter - PRRT&HS, NJ
2013 Convention Committee - PRRT&HS, NJ
Joel Romaine, PA
Barbara Romig, PA
Lyle & Susan Schrecongost, NY
Richard Staskowski, PA
Michael Sullivan, TX
Peter C. Weiglin, OH
Steve Wolbert, NY
William S. Zebroski Jr., NY

Remember, as soon as we reach our fundraising goal, Strasburg Railroad Company will complete the restoration of this Pennsy G5s in “1100 consecutive days!” You will be able to experience the power and ride behind one of only three Pennsylvania Class G5s locomotives still in existence! The Strasburg Railroad Company will operate #39 on home tracks for a minimum of forty-eight years.

Please help make the restoration of one of the most unique, Pennsylvania Railroad designed steam locomotives become a reality. Donations of any amount may be mailed to: Railroad Museum of Long Island, Engine 39 Restoration, P.O. Box 726, Greenport NY 11944-0726. PayPal donations may be made through the Museum’s website at: http://www.rmli.org

Thanks for reading,
Don Fisher, President

Railroad Museum of Long Island


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 Post subject: Re: G5s #39 Project approaches $10,000
PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:51 pm 

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I surely hope they have sought out other, private, sources for funding for their 2013 goal.

$10,000 in 4 months is not a promising result, when you're looking at a $1 Million goal by years end.

Best of luck to them!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:17 pm 

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I just made a modest donation--every little bit helps, I assume. The G% seems like a great choice for service at Strasburg


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:27 pm 

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Remember, restorations are largely funded by grants capable of making rebuild possible. $10,000 from the pockets of public supporters is not bad. Hopefully, other funds are being sought from other sources.

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