2022 Annual Meeting Announcement

Our 2022 Annual Meeting for members is being held at 9:30 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a new board of directors, review yearly results, and transact any other business that may duly come before the group. The annual report, ballot, and newsletter will be mailed to all members soon.
We look forward to seeing your there. Please be sure to return your ballot by Saturday, June 5, following the instructions on the form, to allow us to tally all votes. Thank you for your continued support, membership, and donations.

The Friends Receive a $1,000 grant from the Kathleen E. Thornton Educational Trust & Memorial Donations in Honor of the Late Raymond E. Reter

We are pleased to announce that we have received a $1,000 grant from the Kathleen E. Thornton Educational Trust in memory of the late Raymond E. Reter. The FSR Board voted unanimously to combine this generous grant with other memorial donations received in memory of Mr. Reter to continue restoration work on the Friends’ former Reading Company coach #1158 in his honor. We sincerely thank the Kathleen E. Thornton Educational Trust for their generous grant and memorial donors in memory of Mr. Reter. We encourage anyone with an interest in passenger coach preservation and restoration to join in on this project.  Stay tuned for updates as we continue to restore coach 1158 into her former Reading Railroad glory.

Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, Inc. Selected as a Recipient of a $5,000 Match-Grant from the 2021 NRHS Railway Heritage Grant Program

Dedicated volunteers and board members from the Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, received great news this past week. For more than 3 years, they have been working hard to restore Former Reading Company Coach #1158 back into its near-original appearance to serve as a demonstration commuter-car showcasing inter-urban passenger service in the 1920’s. Coach restorations, especially of this size, require a lot of time, money, skill, materials, and some luck! President and Project Manager Dave Watson states: “When I was informed that we were selected to receive a $5,000 match grant from the 2021 NRHS Railway Heritage Grant program, I was absolutely ecstatic! We are so close to being able to complete the outside portion of the coach restoration. Receiving these funds will help us reach this important milestone!” The funds from this grant will be used to finish remaining body work, prepare surfaces, prime, and paint the outside of the coach.

The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, Inc. would like to thank the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) for awarding a $5,000 Railway Heritage Grant to our organization. Additionally, we would like to extend our appreciation to the Baltimore Chapter of the NRHS for writing a letter of support to accompany our grant application.

Donations toward this project are always welcomed and appreciated. If you would like to send in a donation toward the Coach 1158 restoration project, please click here to donate using PayPal. Or checks can be mailed to: Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, Inc., C/O Coach 1158 Restoration Fund, PO Box 456, Stewartstown, PA 17363. Please be sure to notate Coach 1158 Restoration on your check. We sincerely say thank you to all our members, friends, and supporters that have helped make this project a reality.

 

The Friends Receive a $1,000 grant from the Kathleen E. Thornton Educational Trust

We are pleased to announce that we have received a $1,000 grant from the Kathleen E. Thornton Educational Trust. These funds will be used to continue restoration work on the Friends’ former Reading Company coach #1158. We sincerely thank the Kathleen E. Thornton Educational Trust for their generous grant. We encourage anyone with an interest in passenger coach preservation and restoration to join in on this project.  Stay tuned for updates as we continue to restore coach 1158 into her former Reading Railroad glory.

2021 Annual Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, Inc. will be holding an annual meeting on Saturday, June 12 at 9:30AM. The purpose of this meeting is to review yearly results and hold elections for officers and directors of the organization. Members in good standing that are interested in running for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or one of five Director-At-Large positions should submit their wishes to be placed on the ballot to Dave Watson at dmw280@gmail.com. Submissions must be received no later than Saturday, May 8 at 9PM. Thank you.

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