Last week, chapter president Steve Jones and secretary Lee Witten attended an awards banquet at the University of Utah Musem of Natural History for the annual Union Pacific grant awards. Maynard Morris had previously applied for a grant to complete the interior coating and exterior painting of the 223's tender, and at the ceremony, Dan Harbeke of the UP presented Lee and Steve with a check for $1,000! Interestingly, the Golden Spike Chapter was the only railroad-related non-profit that recieved an award for the Utah-Idaho-Montana division of the Union Pacific. The railroad is very generous in its grants.
So, thank you, Dan Harbeke and Union Pacific for contributing to the 223 restoration project. The UP has been very supportive of both the chapter and the Utah State Railroad Museum in past years, and we greatly appreciate it.