Good News on TP&W 800 and IRM

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Good News on TP&W 800 and IRM
Posted by Buslist on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:28 PM

Harold Krewer posted the following on Face Book

 

"Got good news to pass along today!

 

IRM's Diesel Department has worked out a LOAN (which will have to be paid back in full within three years) to acquire TP&W 800 NOW and save it from imminent demise! One of the all-Alco shortlines out east was eyeballing her REAL hard intending to part her out, so this comes in the nick of time!

 

Even with the loco presumably saved, the loan will still need to be repaid so the fundraising MUST continue. We still need to come up with another $40K+ to finish the project (pay back the purchase loan, move it, pay for its storage space) but at least now we have a bit of breathing room to accomplish our goal.

 

The IRM website to my knowledge has NOT yet been updated with this news but should be shortly. In the meantime, please visit www.irm.org and make your donation today!

 

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Posted by Buslist on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:38 PM

It appears the purchase was completed today. If you wish to donate follow this link.

 

http://www.irm.org/savethe800/

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