Ridgway RR Museum Logo

Home
Event Calendar
Contact Museum
Interior Exhibits
Galloping Goose #4
Motor No. 1
Box Car 3130
Business Car C
Outbuilding
Modeling Page
RR Employee Records
Pop Car
RGS Engine #42
Grants
Wish List
Historic Photos
Links
Ridgway Walking Tour
Railroad Days
SRR Hike
Business Members
Archival Material
Outreach
Membership
Museum Newsletter
Museum Board

Ridgway Railroad Museum Awarded Railway Heritage Grant

The National Railway Historical Society has announced that it has awarded a 2005 Railway Heritage Grant to the Ridgway Railroad Museum. The grant is one of twelve nationwide awards given to museums and historical societies to assist with preservation of our nation's railroad history. The $2740 award will pay for materials that the Ridgway Museum will use to cosmetically and structurally restore two recently acquired historic railcars - a drop-bottom gondola and a 4000-series work car, both used on the Denver and Rio Grande Western in southwestern Colorado.

The prestigious grant is the second awarded to the Ridgway Railroad Museum by the NRHS in the last six years. "We are honored to be selected to receive this grant by this prestigious organization," said Museum Vice-President Jim Pettengill. "We were very fortunate to be able to acquire these cars last autumn from the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Cars identical to these operated here in Ouray County for many years.  We plan to have the cosmetic work completed by September's Railroad Days event, with structural restoration completed by next summer."

Other Colorado recipients of this year's NRHS grants were the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Pueblo Railway Foundation.

Ridgway RR Museum Logo
All original materials, text, and images Copyright © 2010 by the Ridgway Railroad Museum. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction of any materials, text and images without the express written permission of the Ridgway Railroad Museum is strictly prohibited.

All rights to materials, text, and images attributed to other sources are reserved to those sources. Unauthorized use or reproduction of any these materials, text and images without the express written permission of the owners is strictly prohibited.