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SAVE THE CHARLES CITY DEPOT!

IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO MOVE A DEPOT!

THE FACTS:

  1. The Depot must be moved or it will be destroyed.

  2. The move will cost about $350,000

  3. $180,000 has been raised so far.

  4. A matching grant of $100,000 is available

  5. We need an additional $64,000 to make this happen

  6. Deadline is March 31 2021.

THE PLAN:

  1. Phase 1: Move the Depot.

  2. Phase 2: Restore the Depot.  

  3. Phase 3: Use the Depot as a Trailhead for the Charley Western Trailway, a Gateway into the new train museum, and as a space for small community gatherings.

 

OUR DONORS MAKING AN IMPACT

Here are some of the ways our donations will be memorialized!

 
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JIM SMITH $100K MATCH

Double your Impact?!

That's right!

For every dollar donated since October 2020, Jim Smith's $100k matching fund will make an equivalent donation. That means, if you donate $50, Jim Smith's Match will donate an additional $50. So, if we raise $100k from donors like you, Jim's full $100k Match will be donated and we will have raised $300k! Only $50k short of our goal! Donate now and double your impact!

DOCUMENTS

The Downloadable Details

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SITE PLAN FOR RELOCATED MILWAUKEE ROAD D

SAVE THE DEPOT BROCHURE

DEPOT SITE PLAN

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DEPOT CONCEPTUAL PLAN

 

THE THREE PHASES IN DETAIL

Here are some more details on the 3 phases of this project.

PHASE 1: MOVE THE DEPOT

  1. Raise The Money by March 31, 2021​

  2. Commit to the Canadian Pacific that we have raised the money and are ready to take possession of and then move the depot.

  3. Prepare the building to be moved

  4. Prepare the new site with foundation and footings.

  5. Make the move.

PHASE 2: RESTORE THE DEPOT

  1. Research historic plans and photos as a basis for restoration.

  2. Determine use of space.​

  3. Develop a restoration plan.​

  4. Fund Raise.

  5. Start restoring in prioritized sub phases.  

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PHASE 3: USE THE DEPOT

  1. Charley Western Trailway

  2. Community Meeting Space​​

  3. Rail Museum​

 

APTHM: WHAT WE DO

We have a lot of projects on our plate.  Once the depot is moved we can look for grants to help us get it restored. Meanwhile we need to maintain and upgrade our existing tracks, buildings and passenger cars.  Plans are under development for our eventual displays and telling the stories that accompany our equipment.

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SAVE, MOVE, AND RESTORE THE CHARLES CITY MILWAUKEE ROAD DEPOT

It takes a village to move a Depot

This is a very large task.

· The move will cost about $350,000. This includes the move, excavation and a new
foundation.

· The building is in structurally good condition with a new roof. It will need modern restrooms, new
Electrical, new Plumbing, new Air Conditioning and new Heating systems,

The timeline is tight. Canadian Pacific wants the depot off their property, one way or another, by March 31 2021.  We can do this, but we need your help!

FIXING MUSEUM INFRASTRUCTURE

One Board at a Time

As volunteer time and resources allow we are improving the quality of our track and also making internal structural repairs and improvements to our 110 year old shop building. 

We have recently removed part of one track in our yard off Grand Avenue and will be replacing the ties and some of the sub grade material.

The Shop building has seen some internal strengthening of rafters and rafter supports.

As with all old stuff it requires constant attention.

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RESTORING OUR CARS

Breathing new life into old iron

The biggest struggle is to keep the cars weatherproof. Roofs and windows are the main way moisture can get in and destroy any original or restoration work we have done. We love these rust piles dearly and have spent many hours working on them.

 

“History does not repeat itself, But it often Rhymes”

Mark Twain

 
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