470 Gets a Home

NESCo is pleased to announce the purchase of the arch-tarp building to house locomotive 470. The structure is being constructed by Tarp-Rite Incorp., of Woodstock, New Brunswick. It will provide the first all weather shelter for the locomotive in over six decades. The arch-tarp building is designed to withstand Maine snow and wind loads, and will sit upon re-purposed cargo containers. This structure was fully underwritten with a grant from the Samuel Freeman Foundation. Additional funds will provide a servicing trench and drop-pit. The structure will be cooperatively used to service Downeast Scenic Railroad locomotive and cars as required.