Pennsylvania museum Friends offering print to donors in locomotive restoration appeal

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Donors of a certain monetary level to an effort to restore five Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotives will receive this print.
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STRASBURG, Pa. – The Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania recently commissioned a painting from renowned railroad artist Peter Lerro Jr. This attractive watercolor depicts five historic Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotives in the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s collection.

Individuals may receive a limited edition, signed and numbered reproduction of Lerro’s handsome “Ready For The Roundhouse” painting for a donation of $250 or more. These locomotives — M1b No. 6755, K4s No. 3750, L1s No. 520, H10s No. 7688, and B6sb No. 1670 — are in need of stabilization before they are placed on exhibit in the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s to-be-built roundhouse.

To date, the Friends have raised three quarters, or $190,000, of the $250,000 goal needed to have the five locomotives media blasted, painted, and repaired on site by an outside contractor. These iconic pieces are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and part of the famed Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Collection.

Donations to the Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania of any amount are gratefully accepted. Individuals may go online on the museum’s website to contribute, request a form be mailed to them or pick up a form in the museum lobby.

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of about 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, a vast library and archives, a working restoration shop, an immersive education center and programs, a museum store, and special events and exhibits.

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is one of 24 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History, with the active support of the nonprofit Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

For more information, go to www.rrmuseumpa.org or call 717-687-8628.


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