Nevada County Railroad Museum plans to bring iconic Engine #5 back to life

14853022_1139538056131501_5418222132362049831_o-1 The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railway  Museum has voted to bring its historic, 1875 Engine #5 (AKA “Tahoe”) back to life under a 5-year plan, we have learned. The railroad engine is a fixture inside the museum, including at its annual “Christmas at the Railroad Museum” celebration.

“The more support we can generate for this restoration will depend on how fast we can actually carry out this much awaited event,” wrote restoration manager John Christensen on the Museum’s Facebook page tonight. The boiler will come one from the Tahoe’s sister engine, Glenbrook, at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. ” Much thanks to the Nevada State Railroad Museum for helping us acquire this much needed boiler,” he added.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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