In the Spring of 2016, grants were approved for the following organizations/projects:

  • Bay Area Electric Railroad Association, $10,000 for producing impossible-to-find brake shoes, designated the Key System Interurban Brake Shoe casting project.
  • Branford Electric Railway Association, $5,000 for mechanical repairs to the ex-Cincinnati & Lake Erie car #116.
  • Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust, $10,000 toward restoration of the EBGX 5038 heavyweight passenger car for use on the line.
  • Cuyahoga Valley Preservation & Scenic Railway Association, $7,500 for exterior work on CVRS coach #6217.
  • Engine 557 Restoration Company, $9,000 for continued work toward the restoration and operation of Alaska Railroad engine #557.
  • Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, $5000 for work on a new tool car to accompany NKP #765 while on the road.
  • Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, $10,000 toward truck and brake work on RPO car #054.
  • Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley, RHS, $10,000 towards restoration of ex-B&M steam engine #3713.
  • Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation, $8,700 for upholstery upgrades for several coaches used on their local excursions.
  • Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, $10,000 for work on ex-DL&W coach 595.
  • Minnesota Transportation Museum, $4,000 for a brake rebuild on their GN F-7 #454-A.
  • National Railroad Museum, $7,700 towards continued work on the ex-CB&Q diner lounge Silver Spirit.
  • Washington, DC Chapter, NRHS, $10,000 for conversion to mechanical refrigeration on their sleeper buffet lounge car Dover Harbor.
  • North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation, $15,000 for a replacement generator for the ex-New Haven Railroad sleeper buffet lounge car Pine Tree State.
  • New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society, $9,000 for continued work on the restoration of ex-AT&SF steam engine $2926.
  • Old Dominion Chapter, NRHS, $10,000 for work on ex-RF&P coach #706 for seat upholstery.
  • Pacific Locomotive Association, $10,000 for work on ex-SP articulated coach #2473-2474.
  • Railroading Heritage of Midwest America, $10,000 for replacement windows on their coach Lake Pepin.
  • Railway Restoration Project 113, $5,000 for running gear work on their ex-CNJ 0-6-0 #113.
  • Railways to Yesterday, operating as the Rockhill Trolley Museum, $5,000 for restoration work on ex-Chicago, Aurora & Elgin interurban car #315.
  • Northwest Railway Museum, $9,000 for continued work on their ex-NP steam locomotive #924.
  • Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society, $16,100 for work on their dining car Moultrie, for new kitchen equipment.
  • White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation, $10,000 for various upgrades to their operating coaches.
  • Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, $5000 for an extension of their mainline trackage.
  • Twenty-eight applications were received requesting in excess of $650,000; 24 grants were awarded totaling $210,000.

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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