Directors of the Jacobs Family Foundation stopped by on Saturday morning and received a full tour of the 470 and the layout of the shop building and pit. After consideration of the outlined work schedule and transparency of the project, the foundation granted NESCO a donation of $7,000 towards construction of the pit. Combined with prospective funding and smaller donations which arrive regularly, we hope to have the pit cast during the early fall season. Additional funds will be used to erect the building which is presently on site.
Donors can earmark their tax-deductible gifts to fund the tender restoration, the shop erection, or the boiler fund.
The 470 Restoration is noted in the October issue of Railfan & Railroad Magazine (page 15), as well as the NRHS bulletin.