Locomotive 470 has become the recipient of a grant of $5,000, from the James & Betty Jacobs Family Charitable Trust. The grant was created by the family of James and Betty Jacobs, who owned and managed Longview Lumber, of Orrington, Maine. The Jacobs Family Trust also this year awarded a grant to Habitat for Humanity.
It is no small item to receive family funding with which to do well and good. New England Steam Corporation's resurrection of the 470 will have a long standing economic impact on Maine families, and in doing so, will create jobs and empower families to live just a bit better,as she steam's on. The Board of Directors wishes to thank the Jacobs Family, and pledges to use their gift wisely, that this seed may flourish!