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 Post subject: Dailey Foundation Rail Preservation Grants Nov. 2014
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:04 pm 

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The Board of Directors of the Tom E. Dailey Foundation Inc. is pleased to announce the approval of the following 8 grants for a total of $34,000 at its November 1, 2014 meeting. We also welcome the election of Todd Kleismit to the Board of Directors. The next board meeting is scheduled for February 7, 2015

During 2014, the Foundation issued grants totaling $157,890. Since its inception in January 2013, the Foundation has issued 88 grants totaling over $305,000.

14-079 Western Maryland Scenic Railroad – Cumberland, MD $ 10,000

WMSR is completely renovating the former C&O Baldwin 2-6-6-2 No. 1309 articulated steam locomotive, the last steam locomotive built by Baldwin for a domestic railroad in 1949. Once finished, No. 1309 will operate in regular service between Cumberland and Frostburg, pulling a variety of special excursion trains available to the public. The project involves the complete disassembly of the locomotive and the testing and repair of all its parts and structure. The grant request is specifically to return one of the two massive cross compound air pumps to as-built condition. (WMSR was recipient of a previous Tom E. Dailey Foundation grant award of $7,500 for business car restoration.)

14-068 Danbury Railway Museum – Danbury, CT $ 1,500

This 20-year old Connecticut organization is restoring a 1947 former New York Central Railroad burro crane to operating condition. The group operates the former 1903 Danbury Union Station as a museum and the 10-acre former New Haven Railroad yard where they house 60 pieces of historic equipment—some of which are operational. Along with operating the museum, the group sponsors elementary school visits so children can learn the importance of railroads in everyday life.

14-076 Evanston Art Center – Evanston, IL $ 5,000

The Evanston Art Center is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences by offering extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach. Over 15,000 individuals visit EAC each year; there are over 6,000 class registrations each year; and, the organization puts on over 250 performances, presentations, and exhibitions yearly. This 85-year-old organization has had several locations throughout the years as it has continued to grow. With contributions toward the center’s SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE Capital Campaign, the EAC has ended a 3-year search for new space and will relocate to 1717 Central St., Evanston in the summer of 2015.

14-080 Jubilee Museum – Columbus, OH $10,000

This grant will assist in the relocation and restoration of two of the museum’s historic pipe organs. One of the largest museums of its kind, the Jubilee Museum was established in 1998 by Fr. Kevin F. Lutz for the purpose of preserving Catholic art, especially in paintings, sculpture, castings, stained glass, fabric, photography, and books. The Jubilee Museum is currently rated by as the #1 tourist attraction within the City of Columbus.

14-070 Siouxland Historical Railroad Association – Sioux City, SD $1,500

Grant will assist with the rehabilitation of the 1917 Milwaukee Road steam locomotive repair shop so it may be repurposed as a regional railroad museum exhibition center. The project is scheduled to begin in spring 2015 following approvals from the Iowa DOT, Iowa State Historic Preservation Office, and the Federal Highway Administration (the major source of funding).

14-072 Keokuk Union Depot Foundation – Keokuk, IA $ 2,500

This grant is for the renovation of the chimney and roof of the historic Keokuk, Iowa Union Depot. The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation and local government are cooperating to restore the Keokuk Union Depot to its original design, modernize the heating, plumbing and wiring, and improve the currently unused space. The roof restoration phase is focused on restoring the original red tiles and ornamental details of the original design. (Keokuk Union Depot Foundation was recipient of a previous Tom E. Dailey Foundation grant award of $1,000 in 2013 for the same project.)

14-071 Arizona Railway Museum – Chandler, AZ $ 1,500

Grant will partially fund replacement of eight malfunctioning 8-volt DC45 batteries in Baldwin Diesel Locomotive #10. The locomotive serves as the museum’s major source of motive power for switching and car relocation. The museum has 40+ items of rolling stock maintained by 25 volunteers. In addition to maintaining 10,000 rail artifacts, they are presently converting 65,000 ft. of motion picture film (Arizona rail related) into a digital format for broader access. They annually host over 5,000 visitors per year to the museum despite being closed during the hottest summer months.

14-077 Minnesota Streetcar Museum – Minneapolis, MN $ 2,000

The grant request is to construct an addition to the existing streetcar barn to create the first ever library/office for the museum’s document and photo collection. The library is currently stored off-site and not available to the public. This 52-year-old organization serves the state of Minnesota with a concentration on the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. In addition to restoring five Minnesota streetcars and operating two streetcar lines for the public, the museum publishes a quarterly history magazine and maintains a photo/archive collection of 12,000 catalogued objects. The collection has been the basis for three major books on Minnesota streetcar history. (Minnesota Streetcar Museum received a previous Tom E. Dailey Foundation grant award of $1,000 in 2013.)

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