Thanks to an anonymous donation, we have passed our current fundraising milestone for completing the restoration work. We expect the 5057 to be cosmetically restored by June 2019.
To set our next fundraising milestone, we are proceeding full speed with detailed planning for the move to South Cle Elum. This work includes:
a) coordinating with BNSF for the rail move to Cle Elum;
b) procuring a heavy-haul contractor for the 1 ½ mile road move to South Cle Elum;
c) preparing the rail yard to receive the 5057 (laying track and building a shelter to protect the locomotive).
Stay tuned for more news as we work through the planning process.