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 Post subject: Maine Central 470 Tender Fund Underway
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:54 pm 

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Location: Maine
New England Steam has begun a fund drive to replace the tender body (cistern/coal bunker) of Maine Central #470. We presently have ~$16,000 on account for this purpose, with several grant applications waiting a response. We want to raise the fund by $100,000 to complete the work require. 470's original tender will be used as a template or model for CAD drawing and new steel. Original hardware, such as bunker doors, stoker motor, grab irons,and ladder, will be incorporated into the new body. A contractor with an excellent reputation has been chosen. Once the $100,000 mark is raised, we believe a "new -old tender" can placed back on the original frame and trucks, within a year.

New England Steam Corporation's Facebook page is open, and has detailed information.
NRHS Chapter's, railroad clubs, preservation groups, or individuals who are interested in supporting this effort can email newenglandsteamcorp@gmail.com to receive a short Powerpoint explaining the tender restoration.

Donations can be made by check, earmarked "tender fund", mailed to NESCO, P.O. Box 302, Winterport, Maine 04496 or by Paypal through Facebook or our website.

As always, any and all support is welcomed. A running total of the fund will appear on Facebook.

Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Maine Central 470 Tender Fund Underway
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:45 pm 

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New England Steam Corporation would like to announce being chosen by Trustees of the Samuel Freeman Foundation, to receive a grant of $50,000 to help restore the 470's tender to service! This, along with the generous donations made by some RYPN regulars and Facebook followers, brings the fund to $67,000 as of today (March 30).
If you have not yet donated, but have considered doing so, this would be a great time to jump in. When we reach $100,000 , the tender goes to the steel shop and will return in a year or less, ready to follow the big Pacific.

Donations can be mailed to NESCO, P.O. Box 302, Winterport, Maine 04496 or by Paypal through Facebook or our website.

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 Post subject: Re: Maine Central 470 Tender Fund Underway
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:58 am 

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New England Steam Corp. received some local airplay concerning the Tender Rebuild funding drive. Hopefully this helps garner a continued and expanding support for a great historical steam endeavor!

http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Organiz ... 12493.html


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