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With your help - WE DID IT! Steam Locomotive #1238 is coming to WCR!

a group of people standing next to steam locomotive #1238

We are very proud to announce the acquisition of the ex-Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) steam locomotive #1238!

This achievement will make WCR home to the second largest operating steam locomotive in all of Canada and will allow us to offer even more unparalleled experiences for you to enjoy!

Thanks to you and our tremendous community, we were able to successfully raise $150,000 by the December 29 deadline!

However, our journey is not over; this historic locomotive is in great condition, but additional donations are crucial to complete the work required to bring it back into operation.

Your continued support will help us steam ahead to complete restoration! We look forward to providing exciting experiences with steam locomotive #1238 for all to enjoy!

You can click here to donate online, or donate via cheque to SOLRS, 50 Isabella Street, PO Box 546, St Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0 (please mark cheque “For 1238 Fund”).

Waterloo Central Railway is proudly operated by the Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society (SOLRS), a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization.

Read the full press release here.