August 10, 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.
Applications for the next round of grants will be due not later than July 1, 2017.
August 10, 2015 Grants were approved for the following organizations/projects:
Bay Area Electric Railroad Association, $15,000 for repair and maintenance of their former Sacramento Northern demonstration railroad infrastructure.
Engine 557 Restoration Company, $10,000 for restoration of Alaska Railroad steam locomotive 557.
Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation, $10,000 for upgrades and restoration to four of their passenger cars.
Mid Continent Railway Museum, $10,000 to help purchase a new boiler for Chicago & North Western locomotive 1385.
New England Electric Railway Historical Society, $20,000 for restoration of three North Shore Line interurban cars including the only remaining dining car, number 415. John was a big North Shore Line enthusiast and rode it regularly.
New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Historical Society, $25,000 to help with completion of work to restore Santa Fe locomotive 2926.
North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation, $38,400 for restoration of former New Haven railroad Pullman-built 6 double-bedroom sleeper buffet lounge car Pine Tree State to meet Amtrak operational standards. John frequently rode on this car on High Iron Travel excursions and occasionally accompanied the car when it was being moved from point to point for excursions.
Washington DC NRHS Chapter, $4,000 for interior upgrades to their Pullman car Dover Harbor.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, $10,000 for upgrades to former Southern Railway Pullman-built heavyweight Dining Car 3158.
The Northwest Railway Museum, $10,000 for restoration of former Northern Pacific steam locomotive 924.
White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation (Nevada Northern Railroad), $10,000 for upgrades and maintenance of their passenger cars.
In addition to these challenge grants, each of the three advisory committee members are allowed to make $1,000 donations to any charity of their choosing under the terms of the Trust. The members chose to give an additional $1,000 to the North Carolina Transportation Museum and the Washington DC NRHS Chapter for the projects identified above, and $500 was given to both the New York Museum of Transportation and the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum for track work projects.
February 17, 2015 $1800.00 awarded to the Fire Up 611 campaign of Roanoke, Virginia.