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Date: 06/29/22 19:44
Group Meets Funding Goal for New Firebox
A group working to raise money for restoration of a former Pennsylvania Railroad K4s steam locomotive said it has exceeded its goal.
Trains magazine reported on its website that the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society has raised more than $100,000 to be used to construct a new firebox for ex-PRR 4-6-2 No. 1361, which is owned by the Railroaders Memorial Museum and for years was on static display at Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania after being retired in 1956.
The 1361 is one of just two of the 425 K4s class locomotives built that still survives.
The other survivor is the 3750, which is in the collection of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg.
The Altoona museum restored the 1361 to operating condition in the late 1980s but it has not operated since 1988.
The fundraising efforts by the PRRT&HS are part of a larger campaign by the Altoona museum to raise $2.6 million to bring the 1361 back to operating condition.
The story can be read at https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/prr-group-raises-100000-toward-restoration-of-k4s-steam-engine-no-1361/
Date: 06/30/22 07:43
Re: Group Meets Funding Goal for New Firebox
Great news! It''s now in capable hands.