Funding Awards 2012-2013 Fiscal Year:
Approved Continuing Project Support (Applicant and Project
Rail Related Labor Unions – Non-political leadership and administrative
training and instructional programs as well as an administrative computer equipment support program in the
United States and Canada.
Approved New Project Support (Applicant and Project Purpose):
Medina County (Ohio) Safety Task Force –
To assist the County with the improvement of two rail grade crossings located in Westfield and Lafayette Townships.
Friends of the L&N Depot (Historic Railpark and Train Museum) –
To assist the Friends in converting its E8A locomotive into an interactive museum gallery portraying the science
and history of locomotive power.
Wilmington & Western Railroad (Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc.) –
To assist the organization in producing a set of new outdoor interpretive panels that will explain the history and
function of their historic structures.
Center for Rail Photography & Art –
To assist the Center with biographical research and catalog production of the exhibit entitled
“Faces of Chicago’s Railroad Community: Photographs by Jack Delano” scheduled to open in the Autumn 2013 at the
Chicago History Museum, a project partner. The exhibit will highlight subjects of photos taken in 1942-1943 by
Delano who had worked for the U.S. Office of War Information and its predecessor, the FSA. The exhibit will identify
each subject’s railroad work, will track their descendants, will develop a biography and timeline of their lives and
will demonstrate how railroad workers lives are weaved within the fabric of the United States.
Southern Arizona Transportation Museum –
To assist the Museum with cosmetic restoration improvements to its 100 year old Baldwin smelter locomotive that will
be displayed and interpreted at the Museum.