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Grant awarded to restore 150-year old vertical tea kettle

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:44 pm
by GP30M4216
Michigan Iron Industry Museum receives federal grant to restore rare 150-year-old steam locomotive

https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-3 ... --,00.html

The Michigan Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee has received $120,000 in funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to restore the Yankee, one of the oldest surviving steam locomotives in the United States.

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Re: Grant awarded to restore 150-year old vertical tea kettle

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:29 pm
by GP30M4216
Tomorrow, Sept 3, the Yankee locomotive will be traveling by flatbed from Negaunee to a conservator in Pennsylvania for work. So if you see a tea kettle on US2, I-75 or 23, that’s what it is!

Re: Grant awarded to restore 150-year old vertical tea kettle

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:16 am
by Standard Railfan
According to WLUC -TV the Yankee was loaded for shipment yesterday. From the photo on the WLUC website it appears that the locomotive may be sharing a ride with a transformer.

I cannot tell if the load is oversize which would restrict the movement to daylight hours.

https://www.uppermichiganssource.com/20 ... ts-a-lift/