In the Spring of 2018, grants were approved for the following organizations/projects:

  • Railways to Yesterday, Inc., $10,000 for the continued restoration of Chicago Aurora & Elgin interurban #315.
  • Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust, $10,000 for work on an ADA-compatible palace car restoration project.
  • Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society & Museum, $10,000 toward the restoration of Clinchfield Railroad office car #100.
  • Railroading Heritage of Midwest America, $30,000 for installation of PTC on Milwaukee Road steam engine #261.
  • New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society, $20,000 towards further the restoration work on AT&SF #2926.
  • Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, $5000 for work on their Trout Brook Bridge.
  • New England Steam Corporation, $5000 for restoration work on the tender of steam engine #470.
  • Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, Inc., $9000 for work on their sleeping car Duluth.
  • Arizona Railway Museum, $8200 for work on their AT&SF sleeper, Diablo Canyon.
  • Cumberland Division, SER, NMRA, $7300 for upgrades to their facility.
  • Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, Inc., $10,000 for work on their Reading Coach #1158.
  • Bay Area Electric Railroad Association, $8000 for power pole replacement at their operating museum.
  • Cuyahoga Valley Preservation & Scenic Railway Association, $10,000 for renovation of coach #162.
  • Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, $30,000 for installation of PTC on steam locomotive #765.
  • Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, Inc., $10,000 for restoration of the car Fort McPherson.
  • Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation, $10,000 for coach window repairs.
  • Monticello Railway Museum, $10,000 for restoration work on IC car #892.
  • Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation, Inc., $8000 for work on the tender of engine #20.
  • Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad, $2000 for general maintenance.

Congratulations to all the groups who received a grant and the best of luck as they continue to preserve our railroad heritage!

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