PACIFIC SOUTHWEST RAILWAY MUSEUM ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA-IN REVERSE! HELP PRESERVE U.S.-FRENCH LOCOMOTIVE

On April 7, 1971, word was received from the Societe Nationale Des Chemins de Fer Francais (S.N.C.F), the National Railway of France, that PSRMA was to receive donation of a U.S. built steam locomotive. Monsieur A. Segalat, Le President du Conseil D'Administration of S.N.C.F. said "..... in making this gift of a locomotive to a United States museum, in San Diego, the French Railways were happy to show once more their feelings of gratitude toward the United States, the U.S. having given them this locomotive at a time when the French were surmounting grave post World War II difficulties."

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Sister 141R Collection of H.L. Broadbelt

LOCOMOTIVE DESCRIPTION

Liberation Mikado - Class 141R - Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1947
SN 73048 - Road Number 141R1199 - Oil Burner - In Operating Condition Cast Bed Frame - Box Pok Drivers 65 in. Dia. - Timkin Roller Bearings 1,629,000 km of Service - Tractive Effort 44,500 Ib. - Steam Pressure 220 psi Cylinder Diameter and Stroke 23 1/2 x 28 inches - Locomotive Length 80 feet Engine Weight 117 tons - Tender Weight 36 tons

WE NEED YOUR HELP! - - - This equipment acquisition project is the most ambitious in PSRMA's history. Our previous campaigns have successfully saved many other items of historic railway equipment through the generosity of many individuals and firms. The total cost of shipping will be $20,000.00 ($135.00 per ton), from Le Havre, France, to-on-the-dock, in San Diego. We are asking interested individuals and firms everywhere to contribute to this project. The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association is a non-profit state and Federal tax-exempt educational corporation, and all donations are tax deductible. The following spectrum of contributions will underwrite the shipping costs.

20,000...$1 donations; 2,000...$10 donations; 200...$100 donations; 20...$1,000 donations.

Donors may elect to pay in full immediately or pledge over an extended period. Those donors contributing $10.00 or'more will receive a one year contributing membership to PSRMA, Inc.


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Please make all checks or money orders payable to PSRMA, INC. SEND MEMBERSHIP INF0- SEND TO: PSRMA-HANDS ACROSS THE SEA, DEPT. F, P.O. BOX 12096, SAN DIEGO, CA. 92112, U.S.A.

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