- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - Look Park in Northampton has launched a fundraising campaign to replace its famous miniature train that delights tens of thousands of children a year with a one-mile ride.

Park Executive Director Shawn Porter tells The Republican newspaper (https://bit.ly/24QhK1e ) the locomotive broke down three times last summer and the next time it breaks may be the end. He says it has traveled more than 400,000 miles in the last 32 years.

He has launched a gofundme.com page, which he hopes will raise $50,000 toward the $200,000 cost of buying a new locomotive.

The 150-acre park was a gift to the city in 1930 from Fannie Burr Look in memory of her husband. It’s a privately run nonprofit that receives no taxpayer money. It relies on admission and event fees and donations.

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