MRPS Receives Steel for 4070 Tender Restoration

The Midwest Railway Preservation Society has received its first shipment of diamonds plates to be used to restore the tender of its former Grand Trunk Western steam locomotive No. 4070.

MRPS said additional steel will be coming to help restore the rest of the tender.

The Cleveland-based group owns the 2-8-2 light Mikado, which has not operated since 1990.

It has raised $5,545 toward its goal of $1.2 million that it needs to restore the 4070 to operating condition.

The group said on its website that once it reaches its funding goal it estimates it will be two years before the 4070 will be able to operate.

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