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$100,000 Matching Donation Offered
A generous benefactor has offered the Steam Railroading Institute a donation of $100,000 if they can match the contribution. Wow! How often do we get to make a 100% return on our money? Well, the Steam Railroading Institute is able to do exactly that!
If you have been considering making a donation to the Steam Railroading Institute, now would be the perfect time to do it. Simply write “Matching Grant” on the memo line of your check. When we’ve reached $100,000.00, our benefactor will also deposit $100,000.00 into our account to help us in our effort to complete the restoration of the Pere Marquette 1225.
If we can reach our goal, we can expect to double our money almost immediately! So please… if you are willing to support us and contribute to this matching grant, just let us know. We’ll see that your generous donation gets doubled.
Our Location: 405 South Washington St., Owosso, Michigan 48867. Phone: (989) 725-9464
Tickets and Information: (989) 399-7589
We made a great deal of progress in 2012, and here is a brief update. The rebuild project consists of replacing 90% of the firebox, all of the washout plugs, the floor of the cab, and most of the plumbing. The PM 1225 has not had this kind of a rebuild since it was owned by the railroad. To date, we have 80% of the boiler work done and we are starting to inspect all of the appliances, the running gear and the driving gear.
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