Railroad Museum Lands Grant

The NRHS, America’s largest rail preservation organization, announced this week the S.C. Railroad Museum as one of its 2012 recipients of its annual Heritage Grants Program. The museum will receive $2,500 to repair the their 1924 Pullman dining car, used for educational trips and public charters.

NRHS will award $50,000 to support 21 non-profit organizations from 14 states and the District of Columbia. Recipients include NRHS chapters, historical societies, museums and municipalities.

“This year’s applicant pool was the largest in NRHS history and one of the best in recent memory, making the award decisions painfully difficult,” said NRHS President Gregory Molloy. Since the program’s inception in 1991, NRHS has now awarded 221 grants for a total of $548,000 to support a wide variety of railroad history preservation projects.