Hi my name is Lori Lindsey and I am owner of The Mine Shaft Tavern. We are working with Henry Herman and volunteers to move our cherished ATSF 769 Steam Engine to its restoration location. Engine 769 was driven and parked inside its housing one last time in the mid 1950's where it was left to eventually decay. With a group of 2926 volunteers the ATSF engine 769 has had the first steps taken to get it running down the tracks once more. Inventory of parts has been taken and the difficult task of digging her out of years of coal mine runoff is in process.
Fast forward to today, we are fundraising to move the train and build a safe restoration environment. The restoration will be long and require help with funding. Expected cost of move and complete operational restoration will cost $1.5 million to $2.0 million. The hope is that New Mexico will build out or fund more heritage railways for tourism. We intend to have Engine 769 be the flagship engine for a 7 mile commute to Madrid from Waldo, NM.
Your help today will help us get there. Thanks for your generosity. This fundraiser is being managed by Friends of the 769 and is a 501C3 organization. All monies will go to this organization and will pay for the move. Any additional funds will go to a cover for the train with a crane.
I want to thank Andrew Delgado for falling in love with 769 and being the catalyst for this project.
Please read wikipedia and the Mine Shaft Tavern page for more information regarding Engine 769 and Madrid, NM.
Thanks so much, Lori Lindsey
Fundraising team: Engine 769 Volunteers (4)
Raised $645 from 8 donations
Alison Weatherston Tipton
Raised $100 from 1 donation
This team raised $3,233 from 45 other donations.