Thursday, May 17, 2007

Spring Newsletter Has Been Released

The spring issue of The Dispatch, the official newsletter of El Dorado Western Railway Foundation, was mailed to members and supporters this week, said El Dorado County Historical Museum director Mary Cory. The second issue for 2007, which sports a fresh, new banner, will be in the mail by mid-week next week.

The Dispatch is a benefit of membership in the railway foundation. A copy of the quarterly is normally mailed to each member's house at the beginning of each quarter.

100th birthday party for Diamond & Caldor No. 4 Shay locomotive
We will pull the Four-Spot out of the engine house and display her on the tail track on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at the El Dorado County Fair. A little birthday celebration is scheduled at 1:00 p.m. that day. Please come by and share this memorable event with us.

The locomotive, which steamed on the 34-mile narrow gauge railroad between 1907 and 1953, will be in her finest attire for the fair. We are working hard to have her dressed up with her bell, back-up light, air compressor and dynamo.

Let the Sunbeam back-up light guide you as you enter the museum -- it's bean will draw you to the engine house.

Join the effort to restore the Diamond & Caldor No. 4 today
To join our effort to renovate the Diamond & Caldor No. 4 Shay locomotive and to build and operate an El Dorado County Logging and Railroad Museum, send $35 (check or money order) for individual membership to:

PO Box 3517
Diamond Springs, CA 95619

Family membership costs $60, corporate $100 and life membership is $500 for individual or family and $1,000 for a business. Annual membership runs from January to December.

Won't you please join our effort for the 2007 renovation season and help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of the D&C No. 4 Shay?

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