Spring 2018 Rail Yard Work Parties

We have ambitious plans for the South Cle Elum Rail Yard in 2018. In addition to continuing our work to beat back the trees and sagebrush, we plan to build some track, improve the signage along the street, refurbish the exterior of our caboose, and construct a much needed dumpster…

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5057 Fundraising Challenge: 1 = 3!

4/1 UPDATE: We did it! With a surge of donations at the end, we blew past our goal and raised $2,323.99 this month. With the matching donations, that means we are $4,323.99 closer to having the funds to repaint the 5057.  We now have about half the total we’ll need. Thank you…

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2018 March Milwaukee Meet, March 3, Burien, WA

The annual March Milwaukee Road Meet is a gathering for slides, movies and discussion and socializing. All are welcome! As in the past, this is a free event. Bring your photos, artifacts, models, memorabilia and other items for display.   The event is sponsored by Cascade Rail Foundation and the Coast Division of the Milwaukee Road…

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Renslow Trestle Project Moves Forward

Reported by Mark Borleske.  Funding for the Renslow Trestle Project was included in the recently approved capital budget by the state legislature. With this funding, Washington State Parks will install decking and protective side railings on the steel trestle, which extends across a valley and over Interstate 90. It will…

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CRF Featured in Model Railroader Magazine Video Series

The work of the Cascade Rail Foundation is featured in two new short videos released by Model Railroader Video Plus (MRVP), Kalmbach Publishing Company’s subscription video website. MRVP Contributing Editor, Charlie Conway, joined Cascade Rail Foundation Board member Karl Hufnagel and his son Nicholas for a two-day road trip along the Milwaukee Road…

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2018 Rail Yard Improvement Plans

We have several irons in the fire to improve the South Cle Elum Rail Yard in 2018. In addition to continuing our work to beat back the trees and sagebrush, we plan to build some track, improve the signage along the street, refurbish the exterior of our caboose, and construct a much needed…

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Happy Holidays

Cascade Rail Foundation thanks you for your support this year.  We hope you enjoy the holidays and have a great new year!  Undated Gary Parson photo taken at South Cle Elum, WA

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Paint it black!

The 5057 Project has been quiet this year. Our initial plan when we took the locomotive to the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad (POVA) shop in Usk, WA was to have them work on the locomotive between other jobs. Fortunately for the folks at POVA, they’ve been extremely busy! The 5057…

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