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Re: SD Warren Tank Engine
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2018, 05:59:16 PM »
BRV is in the final leg of the restoration of SD Warren #2. Trains magazine subscribers can find details at:
http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/03/19-maine-museum-restoring-lesser-known-2-footer-locomotive-to-steam

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If everything goes according to plan, the locomotive could run sometime this year on the museum’s three-quarter-mile loop of track near Boothbay Harbor.

In 2007, volunteers at the museum moved No. 2 inside its shop to evaluate for a possible restoration, which began in earnest in 2016, according to Executive Director Margaret Hoffman. Since then the boiler, frame, and most of the running gear has been rebuilt. All that remains is construction of a new cab and installation of valve gear, plumbing and the throttle.

Earlier this year, an anonymous donor offered to match every donation up to $5,000 to help complete the restoration of No. 2 in 2018. Since last week, the museum has raised more than $2,300. To donate, visit the museum's website.

Hoffmann tells Trains News Wire that once No. 2 is complete, it will become the regular motive power for the museum’s train.

Donations (matched as described) are being accepted at:
https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/BoothbayRailwayVillage/baldwin.html

More information is also at this Facebook post:
https://www.facebook.com/RailwayVillage/videos/2055197727829250/
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Re: SD Warren Tank Engine
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2018, 06:46:59 PM »
It's currently sitting in their shop waiting for the finishing touches.  I think one of the limitations is time to work on it.