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 Post subject: John Emery Rail Heritage Trust makes Grants for 2018
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 1:52 pm 

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From the Emery Rail Heritage Trust
May 13, 2018

This year’s grants from the EMERY RAIL HERITAGE TRUST, established by the late John H. Emery, have been announced. John was a long time Chicago resident who was an avid rail enthusiast who loved to ride trains around the world, and wanted to help preserve rail equipment and infrastructure that will allow future generations to share his experiences during what he considered the “Golden Age” of railroads, from 1920 – 1960.

Twenty-nine applications were received requesting close to $ 1,000,000.00 in grants. A total of 19 grants were awarded totaling $212,500.00.

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.

Applications for the next round of grants will be due not later than February 1, 2019. Please note that all groups may receive grants in only 3 years of every 5, to make sure other groups get a fair chance for future grants.

Check for details at http://www.emeryrailheritagetrust.com.

Point of contact: Jim Fetchero (704) 364-6471.


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:51 am 

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The Trains Magazine News Wire post on this indicates that three of the grants are specifically connected with PTC for steam locomotives.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:10 pm 

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More details on the PTC grants for 765 and 261 here in this joint press release: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=41999

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