Last N&W Y3 Location-News from the Illinois Railway Museum
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N&W 2050, a Y-3a, is at the IRM at Union, Ill. There is no surviving Y-3.
- Ed King
From: NW Mailing List
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 7:30 PM
Subject: Fw: Last N&W Y3 Location-News from the Illinois Railway Museum
Brad Dobbins just informed me that the last surviving N&W Y3 is located in the Illinois Railway Museum. Wow, I had no idea! Sometimes I feel like I live on a deserted island. Thanks to Brad and my other friends that keep me informed about these things! Ha! The UP Snow Plow restoration looks nice.
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From: Bradley Dobbins <bdobb51261 at aol.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:30:10 PM
To: railcow at msn.com <railcow at msn.com>
Subject: Fwd: News from the Illinois Railway Museum
Just in case someone is in the area visiting or railfanning. Also need to remember that the last N&W Y3 is in this museum.
From: Illinois Railway Museum <news at irm.org>
To: BDobb51261 <BDobb51261 at aol.com>
Sent: Wed, Mar 4, 2020 4:45 pm
Subject: News from the Illinois Railway Museum
Get an Early Bird discount on Thomas tickets if you buy today
2020 Event Tickets Now Available
Tickets are now on sale for two of our most popular family-themed events: Day Out With Thomas™ in August and the Bunny Trolley Hop in April. This is earlier than Thomas tickets are usually available. For the very first time we are also offering an "Early Bird" discount if you buy now! See below for the discount code. Make sure you also check out the museum's entire event schedule at www.irm.org. There is always a lot happening at IRM:
Featured in this e-newsletter:
a.. Discounted Day Out With Thomas™ tickets are now available online
b.. Bunny Trolley Hop is coming up April 4th, 5th, and 11th only
c.. Union Pacific rotary snow plow 900075 repainted
d.. Steam Benefit Concert at the Sanfilippo Estate announced
e.. Become a part of IRM's Docent Program
f.. 2020 memberships and gift cards now available on our website
g.. Cosmetic work begins on one of IRM's oldest diesel locomotives
h.. Historic signs available in IRM's online sign shop
i.. We need volunteers and you can help!
j.. Planned giving - another way you can support IRM
Visit us online for schedules, blog updates, and more
Day Out With Thomas
Our most popular summer event, Day Out With Thomas™, is returning in 2020. On July 11, 12, 18, and 19, join Thomas, Percy, Sir Topham Hatt, and their friends for an unforgettable adventure. Early Bird tickets are now on sale, and if you buy now and use discount code IRMEARLY you can save 20% on your tickets!
Click here to reserve your seat
Bunny Trolley Hop
This spring, on April 4th, 5th, and 11th, join the Easter Bunny at IRM and help him fill his basket! Hop aboard the streetcar for a trip around the bunny trail, go on an egg hunt, and enjoy kids activities including coloring, a bounce house, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny himself. Join us for a day of fun and lasting memories for the whole family. Tickets are selling quickly and space is very limited so reserve your seat today!
Click here for info and tickets
Union Pacific rotary repainted
Major painting work has been completed on Union Pacific 900075, the museum's iconic rotary snow plow, and its tender, pictured here. IRM volunteers have worked for over a year to effect a full cosmetic restoration of this distinctive piece of equipment. More work remains to be done on windows and other components though.
Click here to see how you can help
Steam Benefit Concert
The popular Steam Benefit Concert, an annual organ concert and tour of the incredible exhibits at the (normally closed) Sanfilippo Estate, is returning! The concert will be held on June 7, 2020 with proceeds going to support steam restoration at IRM. The event includes a raffle of a cab ride and Take the Throttle opportunity on Frisco 1630.
Click here for event information
Join the IRM Docent Program
The museum has many groups signed up to visit throughout the upcoming season and we are looking for volunteers to be docents! If you are a museum member and are interested, please contact our Charter Developer, Amanda Underwood, by email here. You can also call the office number at extension 452 or visit the museum.
Contact us to ask for more information
Memberships and gift cards
We are now offering 2020 memberships on our website. We are also offering gift cards that can be used towards memberships and items on the property like food or store merchandise. Either makes a great gift for any railfan!
Click for membership information
Click to purchase an IRM gift card
Work begins on Armco B-71
Volunteers in the museum's Diesel Department have brought Armco B-71, one of the museum's oldest and most historic diesels, into the shop for cosmetic restoration. This rare engine was built in 1930 by Westinghouse and was known as a "Visibility Cab" locomotive: one of the first end-cab diesel switchers. The plan is to repaint it for placement on public display.
Click here for more information and photos
IRM's Online Sign Shop
If you are looking for something to give that train lover you know, take a look at IRM's online sign shop. We have dozens of unique and historic Chicago and CTA signs for sale. All sales benefit our sign restoration efforts.
Click to check out the Online Sign Shop
Do you love trains? Do you have some free time, whether it's weekly or just a few times a year? Are you an IRM member? If you answered "yes" then you are an ideal candidate to be an IRM volunteer! We need people to help restore and maintain the trains. It's a fun, interesting, and rewarding way to spend your time. No experience is necessary - we will "train" you!
Contact us to ask about volunteering
Planned Giving and IRM
IRM has been around for more than 60 years due to the consistent support of people like you. You can help keep IRM a museum in motion for the next generation through planned giving, either by including the museum in a bequest or as a retirement account beneficiary.
Click here for more information
Visit us online for schedules, blog updates, and more
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