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SOUPAC

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An American Icon is in jeopardy! Lets do something about it...
« on: December 30, 2007, 01:59:24 AM »
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The engine of the American Freedom Train is in major jeopardy! It needs to pull the train again in 2076, but it looks like it may not make it!

Check this link out...

http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=119879328577045600

Everyone need to write or call or email or all three, the City of Portland about this!

Send your cards & letters NOW!
RICK

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Re: An American Icon is in jeopardy! Lets do something about it...
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 04:49:10 PM »
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Donate them to steamtown. 

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Re: An American Icon is in jeopardy! Lets do something about it...
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 06:03:49 PM »
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Donate them to steamtown. 
And make sure they'll spent the next century in pieces on the shop floor.  >:( >:( >:(

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Re: An American Icon is in jeopardy! Lets do something about it...
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2008, 01:17:59 AM »
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If you want to restore a steam engine, the first thing you have to do is fill the tender with money, preferably, $100 bills. About the same thing with passenger cars. And you can almost count the people on your fingers and toes that have the expertise to restore them now. The guys that built them are in grave yards, or soon will be. In most cases, volanteers do more harm than good(they don't know any better). Think about willing some of your estate to the cause. Maybe in your state it would just go to taxes anyway. I don't think many of us will be around to see it run again.

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Re: An American Icon is in jeopardy! Lets do something about it...
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008, 02:01:22 AM »
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volanteers do more harm than good

These guys definitely don't fit that description, they're essentially steam gods out west. This is the shop Canadian Pacific contracted to do the major work on 2816 when they restored it to operation. I wouldn't bet on them losing out, Doyle McCormick has some pretty powerful friends...
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