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Donation Opportunities

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Southern Pacific #1744
The acquisition, movement and restoration of Southern Pacific Railroad steam locomotive #1744.
Steam Operations
Donations for use in the PLA/NCRy Steam engine program. Used to maintain and restore the various steam engines at PLA/NCRy. The donor may specify a steam engine, other wise these funds will be used for all the restoration and repairs in the Steam operations at PLA/NCRy.
SP9010 Fund
The SP9010, a Krauss-Maffei diesel built for Southern Pacific is being remanufactured by PLA/NCRy. This is the only Krauss-Maffei built for SP left in the world, and an International team has assembled the information and help needed to be successful.
Great Northern Ranch Car

The Great Northern Ranch car arrived Feb 8th 2019 on property. The Interior is in good shape for what the car has been doing; sitting in the weather. It did have a leak in the vent area that caused some damage,but overall, it looks great.

Estimate Cost Restoration Summary:

  • Roof: $1500
  • Running Gear: $2500
  • Interior: $500
  • Windows: $4950
  • Exterior Metal repair: $250
  • Exterior Painting: $20,000
  • Kitchen: unknown
  • Electrical: $5000
  • Reupholster and new flooring: $20,000

Total estimate for operable condition: $14,700

Total estimate to renovate the car: $34,700

Total including all known restoration: $54,700

General Fund
Donations to the PLA/NCRy general fund, used to support our overall mission.
Facilities, Pole Barn
Donations to build a protective roof over parts of the Brightside railyard. This pole barn would protect our railroad collection from the sun and rain.
Facilities Fund
Donations to be used to build out facilities on the NCRy. Current projects include a Locomotive Maintenance Building, improvements to the Car Shop building.
Car Fund
Donations given to restore or repair cars of NCRy. If the donor wishes, they can specify specific cars, otherwise these funds will be used for any PLA/NCRy Car department restoration, repairs needed.
Donations are appreciated.