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The NRHS has canceled the 2020 Spring Conference that was to be held in
Cincinnati OH. This cancellation was undertaken due to the coronavirous
(COVID-19) situation.

Conference Committee

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Letter to NRHS members;  

This week we are receiving the CDC’s latest guidelines, which restrict events of more than 50 people for a matter of weeks. We are supportive of this decision as the health and safety of our members is our highest priority. The situation is fluid. It evolves by the hour, and unfortunately we don’t have a date we can circle on the calendar for when this restriction(s) will be over.  

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The 2019 Convention, held in Salt Lake City, is now history. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make it happen, and to all who attended!

Convention events for the 2020 Convention schedule are still in the planning stage. The dates are now confirmed. They are Monday, June 8th through Saturday, June 13th, 2020.

The 2020 convention hotel will be the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel. The rate will be $119 per night plus tax.

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The NRHS Officers have reviewed the current situation concerning travel, meetings and the coronavirus (COVID-19). It has been decided that no events will be held for the 2020 Spring Conference. The Officers of the NRHS consider our members health to be extremely important and that gathering for this Conference could be risky and would not be recommended.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention is urging
everyone to defer travel.

A recent Medicare.gov release reads:

“According to the CDC,

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Online registration is now open for the 2020 NRHS Convention. The Registration Booklet and Manual Order Form are also available. Please go to the Convention web page for the links.

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The National Railway Historical Society
(NRHS) has announced nine recipients of its annual Heritage Grants
Program. The 2019 heritage grant awards total $48,000. The recipients
are not for profit organizations, including historical societies,
museums, and a NRHS Chapter.

This year’s grants were awarded to
the following recipients:

$8,000 to the Oregon Rail Heritage
Foundation in Portland, Oregon towards the refurbishment and
installation at its Rail Heritage Center of a 102’ continuous
turntable,

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Effective 01 August 2019, NRHS has a new Chairperson for the Heritage Grants Committee. Mr. Charles “Charlie” Webb has agreed to lead this program following the untimely death of Robert Kornreich.

Charlie joined NRHS in 1986 and is currently a member of the Harrisburg Chapter. He is a member of the NRHS Board of Directors, as one of the two directors from District 2.

Please welcome Charlie to his new and critically important role in NRHS.

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NRHS Bulleting

Unlike commercial publications that have to squeeze out content to make room for advertising, the NRHS Bulletin is 40-44 pages of full color, ad-free content for railfans and preservationists alike. And because we understand our readers, Editor Jeffrey Smith brings them what they want: plenty of railroad history and subjects that are off the main line, covered to a depth that no commercial magazine can do.

Where else can you find an entire issue on railroad photography,

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NRHS Event

Please let us know when you are having a rail even in your community.

 

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Heritange Grant Awards

The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) has announced eight recipients of its annual Heritage Grants Program. The 2018 heritage grant awards total $21,000. The recipients are not for proft organizations, including historical societies, museums, and a NRHS Chapter.

This year’s grants were awarded to the following recipients:

$2,500 to the New England Steam Corporation in Winterport, Maine for the electrifcation and heating of a newly constructed permanent shop and offce to enable the year round restoration to operating condition and maintenance of Maine Central steam locomotive No 470,

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