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Maine Central 470 Tender Fund Underway
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Author:  Richard Glueck [ Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Maine Central 470 Tender Fund Underway

New England Steam has begun a fund drive to replace the tender body (cistern/coal bunker) of Maine Central #470. We presently have ~$16,000 on account for this purpose, with several grant applications waiting a response. We want to raise the fund by $100,000 to complete the work require. 470's original tender will be used as a template or model for CAD drawing and new steel. Original hardware, such as bunker doors, stoker motor, grab irons,and ladder, will be incorporated into the new body. A contractor with an excellent reputation has been chosen. Once the $100,000 mark is raised, we believe a "new -old tender" can placed back on the original frame and trucks, within a year.

New England Steam Corporation's Facebook page is open, and has detailed information.
NRHS Chapter's, railroad clubs, preservation groups, or individuals who are interested in supporting this effort can email newenglandsteamcorp@gmail.com to receive a short Powerpoint explaining the tender restoration.

Donations can be made by check, earmarked "tender fund", mailed to NESCO, P.O. Box 302, Winterport, Maine 04496 or by Paypal through Facebook or our website.

As always, any and all support is welcomed. A running total of the fund will appear on Facebook.

Thank you!

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