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DCNRHS receives $12,000 Grant.

posted Mar 31, 2021, 4:06 PM by James Lilly   [ updated Mar 31, 2021, 4:07 PM ]
On behalf of DCNRHS, the Operations & Equipment Committee is please to announce that we have been awarded a $12,000 grant for the DOVER HARBOR.  This will help us complete for our Amtrak PC-2A inspection later this year. The  inspection is required for us to keep the DOVER HARBOR Amtrak certified and the only heavyweight revenue Pullman in its original configuration roaming the mainline rails of America unrestricted.  The cost of the inspection is expected to be several times the amount we received, but this is a wonderful help and boost to our chances of completing the project.

“It is a great honor to receive this grant from John H. Emery Rail Heritage Trust for the ten-year inspection on the Dover Harbor, our Pullman sleeper-buffet-lounge car,” said President John Eldridge. “This grant helps us pay for our Amtrak PC-2A inspection, which is required for us to keep the Dover Harbor on the rails. A big thank you to Jim Lilly, Kevin Tankersley, and Scarlett Wirt for all their work to make this grant possible.” 

DCNRHS was one of twenty-two successful grants out of the forty-one applications John Emery Trust received. 

John Henckel Emery (1937-2012) 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 railway travel, from 1920 to 1960. The John Emery Rail Heritage Trust is the largest trust in the US that makes 100% of its awards solely for railroad restoration purposes locomotives, rolling stock, and facilities. EMERYRAILHERITAGETRUST.ORG