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

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.

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.

Recent Headlines

July 2015 The 5057 is fifty years old!  It was delivered to the Milwaukee Road on July 14, 1965.  Happy birthday, 5057!  Read more on the 5057 blog.

December 2014  The 5057 is back in Washington for the first time in nearly 35 years!  It arrived at the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad shop in Usk, WA on December 15.  We are working with them to plan the cosmetic restoration.

November 2014  The 5057 is about to come ‘home’ to Washington!  The restoration phase of the project is next.  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.