Two GE 265 Motors Make the Wheels Go 'Round

About the Project

The Museum's volunteer car shop crew are ready to install two rebuilt motors under Third Avenue Railway System (TARS) 678 when they discover the two GE 265 motors in the other truck need new power leads.  Just when they thought a year-long project was nearing completion, they learned that they had to do it again!!  Now that the GE 265s have been inspected by the motor shop, the volunteers know the extent of the work needed matches the work done on the first two motors and costs another $20,000.  Please support their work and help return TARS 678 to the operating trolley roster.

Museum operating funds    $10,000
Power2Give campaign        $10,000
PROJECT TOTAL               $20,000


Matching Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!

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  • Donate $50 or more

    An invitation for you and your family into the Museum's maintenance facility for a docent-led tour of streetcars not available for exhibition in Street Car Hall.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    Join Museum friends and volunteers for the celebration of the return to service of TARS 678.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    With careful instruction from a veteran Museum operator, you can operate a streetcar on the Museum's demonstration railway.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
-$2.20 to go. Every dollar helps.
$10,002.20 of $10,000 goal ⋅ 19 days to go

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