Work is progressing on the museum's new 'Cable Car' Lounge car from the original California Zephyr! The maintenance shop it is currently stored at has completed all necessary repairs to the breaks and we are working with the railroads to get it ready for shipment!
Due to the historic nature of this car and its older age, we have had to apply to the FRA for a waiver to move the car. That application has been completed and we are awaiting a response form the FRA! We expect to know more in the next few weeks and plan for the move to happen in the next 4-6 months! That gives us plenty of time to raise money to Save Silver Shop!
This project now has a dedicated GoFundMe page! Our goal is to raise $25,000 for us to bring home this intact piece of American and Iowa passenger rail history. If you would like to donate to this fund, please follow this link: https://gofund.me/4299fbb3
You can also give directly to the cause by sending a check to PO Box 683, Charles City, IA 50616. Make sure to note in the memo that the donation is for the "Save Silver Shop" fund. Thank you all for your amazing generosity!