N-C-O Railway receives donation from Pacific Power Foundation

The Pacific Power Foundation has awarded N-C-O Railway, located in Alturas, California, a grant in the amount of $2,000 to assist in their mission to preserve the legacy of the Nevada California Oregon Railway.

Specifically, “this grant will support initial preservation upgrades for the archive. The funding will purchase a climate monitoring system for the newly acquired N-C-O employee cottage on Main Street in Alturas and aide in the development of a climate-controlled archive for historical documents and artifacts.” said Shane Starr, President of the N-C-O Railway.

“We are pleased to support the N-C-O Railway with this donation from our Foundation,” said Todd Andres, Pacific Power Regional Business Manager. “The Pacific Power Foundation is committed to strengthening the vitality of our communities through such grants.”

About the N-C-O Railway
The Nevada-California-Oregon Railway is a nonprofit historical and preservation society dedicated to preserving the legacy of the original narrow gauge railroad that ran from Reno, Nevada to Lakeview, Oregon and headquartered in Alturas. Today, the N-C-O society has established its headquarters at the original employee cottage located on Main Street. Work is being completed to repair and paint the cottage while building out the official archives. Future grants will be applied for to develop the grounds into an outdoor museum with history panels and restored rolling stock. The N-C-O is currently fundraising to pay off a portion of the cottage debt. You can help by visiting fundrazr.com/NCORailway to learn more about the history of the cottage, see images of how the cottage originally looked, and make a contribution.

About the Pacific Power Foundation
The Pacific Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.9 million customers in six western states as Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California) and Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power. For more information, visit www.pacificpower.net/foundation.