Emery Trust awards 19 grants, including three for mainline steam PTC

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Milwaukee Road 261 is one of 19 grant recipients from the Emery Trust.
Steve Glischinski
CHICAGO — The Emery Rail Heritage Trust has awarded grants totaling $212,500 to 19 organizations, including three to mainline steam PTC systems.

The trust was established by the late John H. Emery, a long-time Chicago resident and avid railroad enthusiast who loved to ride trains around the world and wanted to preserve rolling stock and infrastructure so that future generations could enjoy what he considered to be the Golden Age of Railroads from the 1920 to 1960.

Twenty-nine applications totaling almost $1 million were received. The recipients are:
• Railways to Yesterday, Inc., $10,000 for the continued restoration
of Chicago Aurora & Elgin interurban No. 315.
• Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust, $10,000 for an
ADA-compatible palace car restoration project.
• Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society & Museum, $10,000
toward the restoration of Clinchfield Railroad office car No. 100.
• Railroading Heritage of Midwest America, $30,000 for installation
of PTC on Milwaukee Road steam locomotive No. 261.
• New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society,
$20,000 towards PTC on AT&SF 4-8-4 No. 2926.
• Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum, $5,000 for
work on Trout Brook Bridge.
• New England Steam Corp., $5,000 for restoration work on the
tender of steam locomotive No. 470.
• Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, Inc., $9,000 for work on
sleeping car Duluth.
• Arizona Railway Museum, $8,200 for work on AT&SF sleeper, Diablo Canyon.
• Cumberland Division, Southeastern Region, National Model Railroad Association, $7,300 for upgrades to its facility.
• Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, Inc., $10,000 for work on
Reading Coach No. 1158.
• Bay Area Electric Railroad Association, $8,000 for power pole
replacement at its operating museum.
• Cuyahoga Valley Preservation & Scenic Railway Association,
$10,000 for renovation of coach No. 162.
• Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, $30,000 for installation of
PTC on steam locomotive No. 765.
• Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, Inc., $10,000 for
restoration of passenger car Fort McPherson.
• Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation, $10,000 for coach
window repairs.
• Monticello Railway Museum, $10,000 for restoration work on Illinois Central car No. 892.
• Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation, Inc., $8,000 for work on
the tender of Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 No. 20.
• Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad, $2,000 for general
Applications for the next round of grants are due no later than Feb.
1, 2019. Please note that all groups may receive grants in only three years of every five, to make sure all groups get a fair chance for consideration.
Details: www.emeryrailheritagetrust.com.

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