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Rail Road Museum Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum has raised $7,195 of their $9,500 goal to build a new turntable at the Railroad Museum. Once finished, 3-foot narrow gauge operations can begin again in the county for the first time since 1942. Jim Fessler is one of the engineer volunteers at the Museum.   He says in order to operate the train they need a way to get the rail bus turned around. The turntable will be just like the ones in San Francisco that they use to turn the cable cars around.
click to listen to Jim Fessler
The Kickstart program allows for a certain amount of time to raise the requested amount of money. They have just under 11 days left to collect what they need.
click to listen to Jim Fessler
Fessler says they’re already working on restoring track and the rail bus and the turntable will be the final part to get the train running.
click to listen to Jim Fessler

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Kickstarter campaign comes to an end Tuesday, August 4th at 1:03 p.m. Pacific Daylight time.

Watch the short, fun video introducing the project

You can follow the results at the Railroad Museum’s new website:



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