Apr 3, 2015

Matchings funds available now - for restoring RGS #20

Matching funds to help in the rebuilding of the RGS' most famous steam locomotive - #20 - have become available, up to $40,000.  To get those funds, we have to help match it.

Details here (and part of their announcement is below) - this is part of a continuing rebuild of RGS #20.

I have links to a number of updates & photos of the ongoing work in my RGS Remaining Equipment page, here:

Donation details here:

Rio Grande Southern Locomotive No. 20 Donation Challenge

All Aboard!
Throughout the history of our great state, we've always been able to accomplish great things together. And today, we ask you to come alongside and help us preserve one of Colorado's grand narrow-gauge locomotives and put Rio Grande Southern No. 20 back into service.

Once restored, thousands of guests will have the distinct privilege of riding behind this magnificent Iron Horse right here at Colorado Railroad Museum. We want you to be among the first to hear, "all aboard."

New Matching Grant of $40,000.

We are delighted to announce that the Colorado Railroad Museum has identified matching funds of $40,000 dedicated to the final stage of restoration. That means your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $40,000

Please join us in the final stages of restoring No. 20, and take pride and satisfaction in what we hope will be your generous donation toward this gold nugget in Colorado railroad history. We've created a number of unique opportunities through which your financial support can be recognized and celebrated.

Read up on how David Halliday Moffat used No. 20 in the Colorado Gold Rush By Clicking Here.
Download your copy of the Rio Grande Southern Locomotive No. 20 brochure here. Printed copies are available for pick-up at the Museum.