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Help us bring the Milwaukee Road 5057 back to Washington!

Photo montage of the 5057 and the Cle Elum depot by Tom Kermen.

Cascade Rail Foundation is working to bring Milwaukee Road 5057 (a General Electric U25B diesel locomotive) from the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, CA to the South Cle Elum Rail Yard Interpretive Center for display.

Having a Milwaukee Road locomotive at South Cle Elum is important step in the development of the rail yard as an interpretive center.  The 5057 has strong ties to Washington and is well-suited to telling the story of the railroad here.  Currently, no Milwaukee Road locomotives are on display in Washington.

We are raising money to purchase the locomotive, prepare it for display, and move it to the Interpretive Center.  Our goal is to raise $150,000 in time to have the 5057 in South Cle Elum by July 2015, the 50th birthday of the locomotive.

To follow our progress you can sign up for our email list, follow us on Facebook, read our project blog, or check here for the latest news.

Current Headlines

Challenge Donation  We raised $850 toward the $1,000 challenge donation that ended on June 1, 2014!   Read the News for more information.

June 2014 Portola Work Party  We’ve scheduled a work party in Portola, CA for June 9-14.  We’ll be finishing the work needed to prepare the 5057 for the trip to the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad.  Read the News for more information.

New 5057 Project Blog  We now have a blog for the 5057 Project!  Read the News for more information.

Adopt-a-Mile   Help us ensure that we can pay the full cost of moving the 5057 by rail from Portola, CA to the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad in Usk, WA by sponsoring part of the trip at $5.00/mile.  Read the News for more information.