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VOTE AT iMESA FOR THE PIONEER PARK TRAIN

iMesa is an electronic public interaction feedback tool developed by Mesa Mayor Scott Smith last year to get ideas from citizens on how to improve Mesa.  The more votes a project gets the more attention it gets from the city.  So far, the train has 196 votes – we need more!

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Pioneer Park   526 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ Map

     Since 1958, Southern Pacific Engine #2355 has sat in Mesa's Pioneer Park as a stark reminder of a past technology that helped to build this great country.  It has delighted kids of all ages for several decades and thus holds many cherished memories of days gone by.  But now, it needs our help. Fenced in since 1993, this train is slowly losing it's war against the
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      The Save Our Train Committee, a loyal group of Mesa residents and City employees who grew up with the locomotive, is dedicated to cosmetically restoring and relocating the train to the southwest  corner of Pioneer Park fronting Main Street.  The cost of this has been professionally estimated at between $100,000 - $125,000.  Our  goal is to have the project completed by 2012, when the train and our great state both turn 100 years old.  It will be Mesa's contribution to Arizona's centennial celebration.  With the blessing of our Mayor and the City in hand, we are finally under way!

Read About The Trains History Here




Contact City of Mesa Council Members
We need all the support we can get! 
Please email the City of Mesa Council Members and let them know we need their support!
Email addresses can be found on the City of Mesa site here:  www.mesaaz.gov



 

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TO HELP EXTEND THE TIME WE HAVE
TO SAVE OUR TRAIN!


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©2013  Site By Nancy Miller/Rector www.cyclopsstudios.com
(Nancy, is a one-time Mesa resident who played on the train as a child.)