Waterville City Council held a second vote to sell the 470 to New England Steam. Some wording in the sales agreement requires rewriting and a third vote will be taken in two weeks. This all appears to be in favor of a completed and signed sales agreement before Christmas.
Membership continues to increase, with generous donations coming from Canada as well as the United States. News items have appeared on both Trains and Railfan & Railroad Newswires.
Collectibles donated by "Union Street Station Hobbies" to support our project have been successfully auctioned on eBay. A special thank you to those donors and bidders!
A note of thanks to Odd Duck Foundry of Orrington, Maine for donation of a bronze recognition plaque, honoring the City of Waterville to be mounted on 470's rebuilt tender. It is truly beautiful!
New England Steam will be at the Brewer Train Show, Saturday, November 23rd. We will be selling posters, tee-shirts, and some donated artifacts. Please drop by and speak with us!