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 $125,000 in time to have the 5057 in South Cle Elum by 2015, the 50th birthday of the locomotive.
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Challenge Donation We have a new challenge donation that will match up to $1,000 raised by 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.
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.