Trains News Wire FLASH: Green Bay museum declines proposed sale of A4

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No. 60008 being moved from the Green Bay museum in 2012 for its journey to Britain for the anniversary celebration.
Jim Wrinn
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The National Railroad Museum in Green Bay has confirmed it rejected an offer by an unnamed party in Britain to purchase A4 4-6-2 No. 60008, the Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Museum Executive Director Jacqueline Frank confirms the museum declined a $1 million offer to sell the locomotive and keep it in Britain, where it recently underwent a cosmetic restoration as part of a gathering of A4-type locomotives at the National Railway Museum in York.

Frank says it is important for the locomotive, a valued piece in the Wisconsin museum's collection, to come home. "So many people [in the U.S.] won't have an opportunity go to to England to see it," she says.

The locomotive is scheduled to begin its journey back to the U.S. in April.

Trains News Wire is awaiting additional information from a representative of the prospective buyer.

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