Rail Yard Work Party – July 13

      We’re having our annual rail yard work party on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Come join us as we work on vegetation management and also clean up the area around the substation.  Bring work gloves and your own water bottle (we can provide…

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Summer Depot Hours

While Smokey’s Bar-B-Que is open seven days a week, the exhibits in the remainder of the depot are not.  This summer, you can see the exhibits on weekends.  We’re open Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  These hours are subject…

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We’re now on eBay

We recently opened a non-profit account on eBay. This means that you can directly donate a portion or all of the proceeds from selling an item to Cascade Rail Foundation through eBay. eBay will then reduce the fees they charge the seller by a corresponding amount. For example, if you…

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Milwaukee Road Meet, March 30, Burien, WA

The March Milwaukee Road Meet (formerly the “Milwaukee Kent 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 meet was originally scheduled to return…

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Another 5057 Fundraising Challenge!

MARCH UPDATE: Success!!! Thanks to the Friends of the 5057, we met the $3,000 fundraising challenge by raising $3,100 before the deadline. Thank you! We’ve paid for the locomotive and now we are raising money to move it up north and start the cosmetic restoration. ============ We’re very grateful for…

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Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays everyone!  We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2013! [click for a larger version]   Credits: original photo by Brian Ambrose, photo editing by Tom Kermen, design by Paul Krueger  

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2012 Volunteer of the Year

The Cascade Rail Foundation Volunteer of the Year for 2012 is Gary Pember.     Gary is a former Milwaukee Road employee who worked for the railroad as a locomotive mechanic in the Tacoma shops.  He has long been a friend of Cascade Rail Foundation.  This year Gary has been…

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Archive – come join us in 2013!

Thanks to our great volunteers, we are making steady progress toward organizing and cataloging our collections.  We are working on a web site that will help you search our collections and, in some cases, see the digitized material.   If you’re in the Seattle area, consider joining us to help…

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