image: © Courtesy of Northwest Railway MuseumLast week, 4Culture’s Board of Directors approved a $50,000 emergency funding request to the Northwest Railway Museum to repair the damage caused by massive flooding earlier this year. On January 7 & 8, 2009, the Museum experienced serious, unprecedented flooding as a result of record snow runoff and rainfall resulting in widespread flood-related impacts, including water in the new Conservation and Restoration Center and damage to the Rayonier motor car, once used to carry loggers into the woods. However, the most costly impact involved loss of railroad track needed for the interpretive and revenue-generating railway programs throughout the year. Without track rehabilitation before the spring, the Museum risked losing funding for its programs and staff. Read more

image: © Courtesy of Northwest Railway Museum