John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust announces 2020 preservation grants

The John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust announced  this year’s railroad preservation grants. These grants are from a trust created by the late John Emery to support railroad preservation. Many of these grants are focused on the John Emery’s interest, passenger trains from the 1920s through the 1950s. This year’s grants are as follows:

  • Colorado Railroad Heritage Foundation: $25,000 for ADA accessibility conversion of White Pass & Yukon coach.
  • East Troy Railroad Museum: $20,500 for interior restoration of CNS&M Car 761.
  • Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society: $25,000 for Diner 469/470 Restoration Project.
  • Feather River Rail Society: $6,000 for Dining area restoration of Zephyr dining car “Silver Plate.”
  • Great Plains Transportation Museum: $1,610 for restoration of Santa Fe Drovers/passenger car D938/2312.
  • Hawaiian Railway Society: $8,000 for restoration of Oahu Railway & Land Co. Coach 57.
  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Inc.: $20,000 for HVAC acquisition and installation for the tavern lounge car Alabama Club.
  • Historic Red Clay Valley: $25,000 for repairs to steam locomotive #98.
  • Illinois Railway Museum: $25,000 for DC line stabilization – line pole replacement phase.
  • Kentucky Railway Museum: $43,000 for firebox and boiler work on C&O #2716.
  • Minnesota Transportation Museum: $10,000 for Great Northern 454-A rotating equipment rebuild.
  • New Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad: $1,200 for overhaul and improvements (including ADA access) to Passenger Car 33.
  • New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society: $15,000 for maintenance of Passenger Car 530.
  • Old Dominion Chapter, NRHS: $15,000 for interior restoration of RF&P Coach 706.
  • Pacific Northwest Chapter, NRHS: $19,000 for repair and upholstery of seating in PNWC 600 (Mt. Hood) and PNWC 6800 (Red River).
  • Railway Restoration Project 113: $12,000 for replacement of superheater units in Locomotive #113.
  • San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society: $20,000 for restoring ATSF 1636 (Pine Lodge) and ATSF 1639 (Pine Peak) to Amtrak operational standards.
  • Western Maryland Scenic Railroad: $10,000 for continued work on C&O #1309

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: March 30, 2020