EF-4 300 at the IRM

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EF-4 300 at the IRM

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February 6th, 2018, 9:10 pm #1

I received a call tonight from Nick Kallas at the IRM that so far NHRHTA members have donated to date $2500.00 towards the restoration of EF-4 300.
Considering the short time since the flyer went out in the latest Shoreliner, this is an impressive amount and the IRM is thrilled.
Lets keep those donations pouring in at the IRM to see 300 once again back in NEW HAVEN colors.
Remember, she is the only NH motor in captivity.
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nhhe52
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February 7th, 2018, 9:36 am #2

Rick:

I misplaced the flyer.  Can you post the information here?

Thanks,

Ed
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rsullivan
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February 7th, 2018, 10:20 am #3

Mr. Ed(nhhe52). Here is the flier's information:
The 300 Fund EF-4.jpg
The 300 Fund EF-4

THE  300 FUND     Photo by J. W. Swanberg.
WITH YOUR HELP NEW HAVEN EF-4 #300 WILL BE COSMETICALLY RESTORED BY THE ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM AND REPAINTED INTO THE ATTRACTIVE TRUSTEES' PAINT SCHEME
 
Conrail #4601, former New Haven EF-4 #300, looking a little worse for wear in rust and tattered Conrail dress blue is now at the Illinois Railway Museum. The former New Haven #300 is one of only two Virginians to have been saved. Virginian #135 has been repainted into its original Virginian livery and is preserved at the Roanoke Transportation Museum in Roanoke, Virginia. With your help the #300 will once again wear the attractive Trustees' paint scheme of red/orange, three horizontal white stripes and with black NH logos. You can make this happen by your generous donations to the 300 fund. It is estimated that restoration and painting the #300 will cost between $25,000 to $30,000. This will cover restoration and painting as well as the cost of creating track space. Any additional funds collected over the initial costs will go towards the costs of putting the #300 inside the next barn built. IRM is pretty serious about getting equipment inside and protected, we now have 3.2 miles of track under roof saving equipment for future generations.
Why Illinois Railway Museum?     
The IRM is sometimes referred to as "the miracle on the prairie" because of it's large varied collection (over 480 pieces) of steam, diesel, electrics (streetcars, interurbans, rapid transit, and mainline) equipment. The New Haven #300 will be in good company as the museum's electric roster includes a New York Central S-motor, a Pennsy GG-1 and a South Shore “Little Joe".                                            
The #300 will be the most modern piece in the collection of mainline electric equipment we have to date. We're also trying to acquire an AEM-7 from Amtrak in order to update the collection even further.
Under IRM's system donor directed donation s can only be used for that piece of equipment designated by the donor. It is important that you specify the donation is for the 300 fund either on your check or the credit card info at the bottom of this flyer. Another option would be to donate using your computer and going to the donation section of the Museum's website, irm.org, and clicking on the 300 appeal which is a minimum $25.00 donation. In the add box you can put the amount you wish to donate in $25.00 increments. The IRM is a tax-exempt organization.
Mail to:  Cashier, IRM, PO Box 427, Union, IL 60180
 
Name:__________________________________________________________Address:                                                                                                                                                 City:                                                    ________________ State:                                          _Zip Code:                                               _
I donating by credit card, please circle one of the following:                                           Amount$__________________________
Discover, American Express, Visa, MC, Number                                                                        Exp. Date                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                    3-Digit Security Code ______________
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nhhe52
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February 7th, 2018, 11:15 am #4

rsullivan wrote: Mr. Ed(nhhe52). Here is the flier's information:
The 300 Fund EF-4.jpg
THE  300 FUND     Photo by J. W. Swanberg.
WITH YOUR HELP NEW HAVEN EF-4 #300 WILL BE COSMETICALLY RESTORED BY THE ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM AND REPAINTED INTO THE ATTRACTIVE TRUSTEES' PAINT SCHEME
 
Conrail #4601, former New Haven EF-4 #300, looking a little worse for wear in rust and tattered Conrail dress blue is now at the Illinois Railway Museum. The former New Haven #300 is one of only two Virginians to have been saved. Virginian #135 has been repainted into its original Virginian livery and is preserved at the Roanoke Transportation Museum in Roanoke, Virginia. With your help the #300 will once again wear the attractive Trustees' paint scheme of red/orange, three horizontal white stripes and with black NH logos. You can make this happen by your generous donations to the 300 fund. It is estimated that restoration and painting the #300 will cost between $25,000 to $30,000. This will cover restoration and painting as well as the cost of creating track space. Any additional funds collected over the initial costs will go towards the costs of putting the #300 inside the next barn built. IRM is pretty serious about getting equipment inside and protected, we now have 3.2 miles of track under roof saving equipment for future generations.
Why Illinois Railway Museum?     
The IRM is sometimes referred to as "the miracle on the prairie" because of it's large varied collection (over 480 pieces) of steam, diesel, electrics (streetcars, interurbans, rapid transit, and mainline) equipment. The New Haven #300 will be in good company as the museum's electric roster includes a New York Central S-motor, a Pennsy GG-1 and a South Shore “Little Joe".                                            
The #300 will be the most modern piece in the collection of mainline electric equipment we have to date. We're also trying to acquire an AEM-7 from Amtrak in order to update the collection even further.
Under IRM's system donor directed donation s can only be used for that piece of equipment designated by the donor. It is important that you specify the donation is for the 300 fund either on your check or the credit card info at the bottom of this flyer. Another option would be to donate using your computer and going to the donation section of the Museum's website, irm.org, and clicking on the 300 appeal which is a minimum $25.00 donation. In the add box you can put the amount you wish to donate in $25.00 increments. The IRM is a tax-exempt organization.
Mail to:  Cashier, IRM, PO Box 427, Union, IL 60180
 
Name:__________________________________________________________Address:                                                                                                                                                 City:                                                    ________________ State:                                          _Zip Code:                                               _
I donating by credit card, please circle one of the following:                                           Amount$__________________________
Discover, American Express, Visa, MC, Number                                                                        Exp. Date                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                    3-Digit Security Code ______________
Thanks Rick,

Ed
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February 7th, 2018, 3:59 pm #5

So were on the website is the 300 Appeal link?  I don't find it under Donations nor does a search bring it up.

Ed
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February 8th, 2018, 12:46 pm #6

I looked all over for a link on the website too. Couldn’t find it, assumed the flyer was ahead of the webmaster creating the link, and haven’t donated yet. Lower barriers to donating, donations go up.

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nhhe52
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February 8th, 2018, 1:04 pm #7

Vandibe wrote: I looked all over for a link on the website too. Couldn’t find it, assumed the flyer was ahead of the webmaster creating the link, and haven’t donated yet. Lower barriers to donating, donations go up.

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Thanks Eric,

Ed
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February 8th, 2018, 1:26 pm #8

I tried to find the donation option after hours last night and couldn't either. So, I called the business office and it was suggested that I create an account with login and password and try to find the donation link then. She said some online donations for the EF-4 had been received, and thought that might help. I did, and still only found the same 35 donation options. I emailed the store manager who oversees the website, and explained the problems of NHRHTA members not fnding the donation option and asked for instructions on how to make online donations be emailed to me. I'll post the response once I receive it.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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nhhe52
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February 8th, 2018, 1:39 pm #9

rsullivan wrote: I tried to find the donation option after hours last night and couldn't either. So, I called the business office and it was suggested that I create an account with login and password and try to find the donation link then. She said some online donations for the EF-4 had been received, and thought that might help. I did, and still only found the same 35 donation options. I emailed the store manager who oversees the website, and explained the problems of NHRHTA members not fnding the donation option and asked for instructions on how to make online donations be emailed to me. I'll post the response once I receive it.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
Richard:

Thanks for looking into this further.

I was already a member and loging in didn't help me either.  Do post the online instructions when you receive them.

Regards,

Ed
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rsullivan
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February 8th, 2018, 3:03 pm #10

     Here is the text of the email I just received from Jan Nunez from Illinois Railway Museum
"Hi Richard,
He'll be adding this fundraiser (New Haven 300) tonight.  Look for it in a
few days.
Jan
IRM Office"
     So, our pathway to online donations should be available soon.
Richard (short form) #3967
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