Move 1901 Train Car to Martinez

$2,820 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 28 days
The Martinez Historical Society is raising money to haul a beautiful Victorian train car from Walnut Creek to Martinez -- which will become its new home.   Can you help out with a donation?

The beautiful, paneled train car is currently attached to the Vic Stewart Restaurant which is about to be demolished.  The train car is 82 feet long and weighs 90 tons, so moving it will require the services of a specialized heavy hauler.  The cost will be a major expenditure for a local historical society, so your tax deductible donation will help a great deal.

The Society is moving the train car to Martinez in late February.   Later in the year, the Society hopes it can be attached to the Old Train Station in downtown Martinez where the public can once again enjoy this historic train car, one of the finest of its type in the USA.  The Society is working closely with the City of Martinez on the project.

There are more photographs of the train car in the Historical Society's Facebook Albums.

The exterior of the train car in its present Walnut Creek location behind the Vic Stewart Restaurant.

The unrestored Old Train Station in downtown Martinez where the Society would like the train car to be permanently placed.

These are two contrasting views of the Old Train Station.  The first photo was taken before 1915.  The second was taken 100 years later -- in 2015.  The building lost its second story in a 1940 fire.

Your donation will be received by the Martinez Historical Society.  The Martinez Museum is the Society's home.
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$2,820 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 28 days
Funds raised will benefit:
Martinez History Society
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Martinez, CA
EIN: 942374716
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