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Arroyo de La Laguna Bridge
Last year’s annual inspection report on the Arroyo Bridge outlined track, walkway, and structural repairs all with a priority rating of 2. Pier No. 2 was subsiding causing a major sag in the track profile across the bridge. Storm damage from 2016-2017 has changed the downstream pathway and that undermined the integrity of the piers. The engineer’s cost estimate for this restoration is $115,000.
Progress: $ 4,125.00 received toward our goal of $ 115,000.00
Articulated Coach Emery Grant Fund
This fund is to meet the matching fundraising grant requirement of the Emery Rail Heritage grant.
Progress: $ 3,270.00 received toward our goal of $ 0.00
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.
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.
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.
General Fund
Donations to the PLA/NCRy general fund, used to support our overall mission.
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.
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.