|No. 557's boiler work is underway - 1/1/14
Number 557's boiler work is underway! We have contracted for the new fire tubes and superheater flues and fabrication of the replacement rear flue sheet and door sheet.
poster or flyer and hand it out to your family, friends
and fellow railfans. Tax-deductible donations for Engine 557 Restoration
Project are being accepted by The Alaska Community
Foundation. To donate on line, click on this hyperlink
and then enter "Engine 557" in the search
field. Your donation of $25.00, $100, $1000 or more will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous matching grant from the Rasmuson Foundation and will help bring the 557 dream to reality.
|Release of "Extra 557 Returning"
portrait - 3/19/14
Engine 557 Restoration Company is pleased to announce
the release of "Extra 557 Returning"
The original oil painting will be revealed
sharply at 5:57 p.m. on May 2, 2014, at the Historic
Alaska Railroad Depot in Anchorage, Alaska. Artist,
J. Craig Thorpe will make a brief presentation
followed by recognition of major in-kind contributors
to the restoration of Engine 557. Numbered
prints and Giclee prints on canvas will be available
for purchase at the event. The all
volunteer 557 Mechanical Department Crew will
be on hand meet and greet patrons.
As regular visitors to
alaskarails.org, you have an opportunity to make
advanced purchase and obtain delivery of these
prints. The order form, artist statement
and sample image with the artist, are to be found
Inspiration for the Iconic
Alaskan setting of "Extra 557 Returning"
image captured by world wide known train photographer,