How can you participate?

Consider investing in this project to be part of the team that preserves this important part of Milwaukee Road history for future generations.  There are several options for donating.

You can also help by sharing photos, documentation, or memories that help us tell the story of the 5057.  Digital copies can work well. Please contact us if you have something you’d like to share with us and we can determine what format would work best.

How to send a donation

  • You can donate now with a credit card using one of the PayPal links below.  Choose a onetime payment or monthly payments that are automatic for one year.
  • You can also pledge an amount and we can send you reminders at an interval of your choice.  Please contact us if you’d like to do this.
  • You can also send us a check payable to Cascade Rail Foundation at:

Cascade Rail Foundation
5057 Fund

P.O. Box 462

South Cle Elum, WA  98943

Donate now with a credit card using PayPal (PayPal account not required).

One Time Payments


Thank you gifts


All donors receive a thank you letter and are listed as a Friend of the 5057, unless a donor requests to remain anonymous.


Receive a special 8×10 photo of the 5057 leading a train in Washington if you donate an amount from $50.57 up to $505.70.




Receive an 12×18 print of the 5057 in South Cle Elum created by artist Gary Pember if you donate an amount over $505.70.

Print - "Dead Freight East" by Gary Pember

12×18 Print – “Dead Freight East” by Gary Pember

You’ll also have your name listed as a contributor on a plaque displayed with the 5057 in South Cle Elum.


Choose an amount

Cascade Rail Foundation is a nonprofit organization recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Tax Code. Gifts to Cascade Rail Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Contributions to 5057 Fund are separate from, and do not constitute, membership in Cascade Rail Foundation.

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