- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Fundraising efforts to keep a Santa Fe landmark from being sold and moved out of the city are picking up steam.

The Texas Historical Foundation is offering to match donations up to $8,500 as part of an effort to keep the red caboose parked at the corner of one of the city’s busiest intersections.

A foundation board member told the Santa Fe New Mexican (https://bit.ly/1Mw3t1K) the group offered to get involved because of Santa Fe’s connections to the original Republic of Texas.

The Santa Fe Southern Railway owns the caboose and wants to sell it. It’s listed at $17,000.

The railway’s CEO and general manager, Karl Ziebarth, says he personally would prefer to keep the caboose in Santa Fe and is willing to work with any civic group or the city to make it happen.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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