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July 25, 2003
Archive: 7/25/2003 #5
gjohnsen @ 12:04 am

The Internal Revenue Service has approved YVT’s application for non-profit 501 (c) (3) status. This means all donations to YVT are fully tax deductible. This comes at a good time because YVT is experiencing a budget shortfall due to greatly increased insurance costs. All donations are especially welcome at this time.

Archive: 7/25/2003 #4
gjohnsen @ 12:03 am

The window reglazing job on the Carbarn has been completed and the pigeons evicted. This paves the way for serious cleanup of the interior of the carbarn.

Archive: 7/25/2003 #3
gjohnsen @ 12:02 am

A set of YVT HO scale decals has been produced by Ken and Gregory Johnsen using actual photos and measurements. The set provides lettering for YVT locomotives Nos. 296 (Trackmobile), 297 (Boxcab), and 298 (Steeplecab). They are complimentary with a donation of $10 or more. See the page link at the left for further information.

Archive: 7/25/2003 #2
gjohnsen @ 12:01 am

Materials have all been procured for the Substation bathroom. The building’s original bathroom sink has been professionally refinished and gleams like new. Authentic replacement faucets have also been obtained. All that is needed now is a licensed plumber to oversee the connection to the city’s water system. Any volunteers???

Archive: 7/25/2003 #1
gjohnsen @ 12:00 am

The City of Yakima has applied to U.S. Senator Patty Murray for 2.5 million dollars to fund the purchase of the Carbarn property and turn it into a first class railroad museum. Senator Murray needs to be informed about the worthiness of saving the YVT carbarn property. You can call her at (202) 224-2621 or e-mail her at and give her your opinions. Phone calls tend to be more effective than e-mails.