2019 Heritage Grants Application Material Now Available

The 2019 Heritage Grants application materials are now available on the Heritage Grants page. They include the Announcement file, the Instructions, Terms and Conditions file, and the Applicaiton Form.

Please go to the Heritage Grants page to download the files.

2018 NRHS Heritage Grants Awards

 

The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) has announced eight recipients of its annual Heritage Grants Program. The 2018 heritage grant awards total $21,000. The recipients are not for proft organizations, including historical societies, museums, and a NRHS Chapter.

This year’s grants were awarded to the following recipients:

In response to Amtrak's Policy change of March 28 2018

The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) would like to work with Amtrak to develop a program that will allow the continued operation of private passenger rail car trips and excursions that would be acceptable and make a fair profit to Amtrak. Many NRHS chapters have run trips and excursions with Amtrak since the beginning of the founding of Amtrak.  Many chapters have made major investments in keeping their passenger cars up to current Amtrak standards and have successfully run trips for the general public promoting rail passenger operations.  The NRHS is dedicated to preserving railroad history and giving the general public rides not only accomplishes that but shows that our partner, Amtrak, is needed in this day and age. NRHS chapters operate historic equipment and help preserve the equipment for future generations.  We need to run this equipment, and keep it up

How to Join the NRHS or Renew Your Membership

Information on how to join the NRHS is found on the "Join the NRHS" page.

Information on the new renewal process is on the "Renew Your Membership" page.

Each page has a link to the appropriate NeonCRM online membership services page.

 

 

RailCamp 2018 Application Form Now Available

The 2018 RailCamp Application Form is now available for downloading.

Please go to the RailCamp page for more information. The link for the form is at the bottom of the page.

2017 Heritage Grants Awards Announced

The National Railway Historical Society has announced eight recipients of its annual Heritage Grants Program. The 2017 heritage grants total $20,000. The recipients are organizations such as historical societies, museums, and NRHS Chapters.

This year’s grants were awarded to the following recipients:

$2,500 to the Southeastern Railway Museum, in Duluth, GA, towards painting the car under-frame and restoration of the wood siding on Western Union Tool Car “WUTX 3558”, built in 1929, which was used for maintenance by Western Union of its telegraph lines across the nation.

2016 Membership Renewal Process

We are now into our 2nd month of 2016 membership renewals. If you have not received a letter from us in the mail please click the "Join NRHS Now" link on the right and then on that page click "Renew Your Membership". If you want to renew via mail by check please either email us at membership@nrhs.com or drop us a note. The address is: NRHS c/o John K Fiorilla, Esq Capehart & Scatchard PA P.O. Box 5016 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054. We will get the packet out to you by mail.

Heritage Grants

Since 1991, the National Railway Historical Society has been giving away annual matching grants for projects which preserve, research, educate, or publish railway history.

Railway Heritage Grants

Since 1991, the NRHS has provided a half million dollars to rail preservation efforts, through hundreds of grants to NRHS Chapters and other organizations not affiliated with the NRHS.

The NRHS Railway Heritage Grants Program provides financial support to projects that contribute to preservation of, and education about, railway history. This includes grants for stabilization and restoration of railroad equipment like steam locomotives and steam trains and diesel locomotives, railway buildings and for the preservation and archiving of historical records and train pictures. Although most grants in the past have been made for preservation activities, we also encourage projects in research, education, and publications.

The largest numbers of grants have been for preservation of:

2015 Heritage Preservation Grant Awards

The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) has announced nine recipients of its annual National Railway Heritage Grants program. The 2015 grants total $13,000 and are awarded to organizations such as historical societies, museums and NRHS Chapters.

This year's grants were given to the following recipients:

$1,000 to the Old Dominion Chapter in Richmond, VA to install adequate lighting to properly display the various artifacts, drawings and equipment owned by the Old Dominion Chapter-owned Richmond Railroad Museum.

$1,000 to the Mid Continent Railroad Museum in North Freedom, WI for the exterior renovation of the East Jordan and Southern combination car 2, built in 1864.

NRHS Announces Recipients of Railway Heritage Grants

Continuing its role as the leading advocate for U. S.rail preservation, the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) has announced 12 recipients of its annual National Railway Heritage Grants program. Spanning eleven states, the recipients include historical societies, museums, and an NRHS chapter. Projects range from the restoration of rare locomotives, passenger cars, and trolleys to the preservation and care of historic rail images and artifact collections. Through these varied projects, NRHS funding will leverage hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours and in-kind matching donations—all in support of railroad preservation.

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