WP 165 Restoration Blog

Updates on the restoration of Western Pacific 0-6-0 number 165 at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum at Portola, California.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

2013 Calendars Are Here & Superheater Fund Update

The Steam Department calendar for 2013 is now available for order! The views in this edition have been generously shared by none other than Martin Hansen, our friend and an ardent supporter of steam who resides in the Pacific Northwest. Our thanks to him for privileging us with this glimpse into the past. This year we feature photos from several renowned photographers including Ralph Demoro, Wil Whittaker, and Guy Dunscomb. Include are shots of WP steam (of course) as well as Tidewater Southern, Central California Traction, Indian Valley, and Fruit Growers Supply. A portion of each sale goes toward the WP 165 restoration at the WPRM. Please click here for more info and ordering. Thanks again to Martin for sharing a portion of his collection with us!

More good news on our Superheater Fundraiser! We have had an additional three flues donated by:

Richard Hunn of Arlington, NE 

Leigh Bradbury of Oak Harbor, WA

Fred Jansz of the Netherlands

In addition , a very generous donation to the Steam Fund has been made by life member and Museum volunteer, James Mason. - James' continued and unbridled generosity is an inspiration! Thank you James! Also thanks to John Gerken and Ian Cowley for their generous donations of $200.00 and $50.00, respectively. Every donation gets us a bit closer to our goal!

Please consider an end-of-year donation in any amount toward this restoration. Our final goal is to bring WP steam back to Portola, and we are well on our way. We can still use your help:

Superheater donation (6 to go!) 

Donation in another amount

Thanks to everyone for their support, we should see some big progress next year with your help. Have a wonderful Holiday and a Happy, Safe 2013! - JCA