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.

NRHS Convention Underway In Springdale, Ark.

The 2014 Convention of NRHS is underway in Springdale, Ark. Highlights so far include very rare mileage over the Bentonville Branch, a photo freight with numerous photo stops and a night photo session and a main line trip from Springdale to Fort Smith, all powered by Alcos on the Arkansas & Missouri. Other highlights include a behind the scenes tour at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., and a ride on the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas.

 

The Amtrak display train will be present in Springdale on June 14-15, and trains on the A&M to Monett, Ark. Details can be found at the convention page. Photographic highlights can be found at the NRHS Facebook page (you do not need to be a Facebook member to access the photo album).

2014 Convention Tickets On Sale Now

Public ticket sales are now open for the 2014 NRHS Convention in Springdale, Arkansas on June 10-15. Highlighting this year's convention is three days of passenger train rides on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad, traveling rail lines that don’t normally host passenger trains. All trains will exclusively be powered by the A&M's surviving fleet of vintage Alco locomotives, plus an Alco-led “photo freight” through the Ozark Mountains (including night photo sessions).

2013 Heritage Grants Announced

The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) has announced 16 recipients of its annual National Railway Heritage Grants program. The 2013 grants total $50,000 and are awarded to organizations such as historical societies, museums, and railroads including some that are affiliated with the NRHS as Chapters.

Six of this year’s recipients are NRHS chapters while others include historical societies, museums, and operating railroads. Projects range from the restoration of rare locomotives, rolling stock, and trolleys to the digitization of rare artifacts and the collection of oral histories. For the first time, a grant was awarded to a railroad landmark listed on the society’s “most at-risk” list announced in April 2013. 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.

Additional Capacity and Events Added to 2013 NRHS Convention

 

Ticket sales continue to be strong, but it’s not too late to join the 2013 National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) convention in Alaska, featuring rare train rides through spectacular scenery and unique tours of museums and attractions. 

NRHS Announces Top Eight Endangered U.S. Railroad Landmarks

 

First-everMost At-Risk” list from NRHS includes irreplaceable stations, rare locomotives and other railroad resources threatened with imminent demise

Once-majestic train stations, iconic steam and diesel locomotives, a vintage Pennsylvania farming railroad, and the nation’s oldest narrow-gauge railroad are among the top endangered U.S. railroad landmarks named by the National Railway Historical Society in April 2013.

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