New England Steam Corporation has been chosen as one of fourteen railroad preservation groups to receive a grant from the Tom Dailey Foundation. An award of $2,000 to be applied toward moving Maine Central 470 was made in a response during the second quarter voting. The Dailey Foundation has become a friend to railroad preservationist in recent years, and the NESCO board is honored to be included among other strong candidates. We wish to thank the Dailey Foundation, and want to assure them, their funding will be applied as intended.
A second private foundation, this one based in New England, has just sent NESCO notice of its intention to further underwrite development of the "Mascot of Maine" project. At this time we understand that grant to be at least $5,000, but may be substantially more. An official announcement of that funding will be made in the near future.
Are you a grant writer? Do you want to become more active in New England Steam Corporations support activities, such as representing the NESCO's goals at fairs, town celebrations, and public events? We are looking for responsible, skilled, energetic, and available individuals to help raise the restoration fund. Applicants must be members in good standing and ready to meet and greet potential donors, as well as to get the word out. If this sounds like you, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us what you are interested in doing, what your skills include, and where you live. We'd like to meet you!