[Source: Jim Ruiz, Mesa Republic] — The Save Our Train committee will meet Tuesday, July at 6 p.m. in a continuing effort to raise funds to salvage a rusting, historic train at Pioneer Park. The 1912 locomotive has been in the park since 1958, and played a big role in the childhood of thousands of Mesa’s residents. But as it deteriorated over the years, it was fenced off for safety reasons. The committee hopes to raise money to move the train to a different part of the park to give it more visibility, and to begin restoration work. The committee meets at the City’s Purchasing Department conference room, 20 E. Main Street. The committee has applied for a $2,500 [Heritage Fund] grant from the Arizona Lottery and $50,000 from the Union Pacific Railroad Heritage Fund.
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