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RAILROAD PRESERVATION

Mass Bay RRE supports railroad preservation projects through two grant programs: The H. Albert Webb Memorial Railroad Preservation Award and the Mass Bay RRE Railroad Preservation Fund Grants.

THE H. ALBERT WEBB MEMORIAL RAILROAD PRESERVATION AWARD

The purpose of the H. Albert Webb Memorial Railroad Preservation Award is to assist in the preservation of New England railroad history. Nonprofit, tax-exempt [Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3)] organizations that preserve historically significant railroad equipment, structures or information from New England railroads are eligible to apply, whether or not they are based in New England.

Leigh Webb, the son of the late H. Albert Webb and donor of the Award, has committed to an annual award grant of $10,000. The Award grant may fund either an entire preservation project or the completion of a specific, measurable portion of a larger preservation project.

Mr. Webb has designated the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc. (Mass Bay RRE) as the administrator of the H. Albert Webb Memorial Railroad Preservation Award. Each year the Mass Bay RRE Board of Directors appoints an Award Committee to conduct the selection process and make recommendations to Mr. Webb, who makes the final Award selection. Among other considerations, projects will be evaluated on the basis of their historical significance and the ability of the sponsor to fund and complete the entire preservation project, not just that portion to be funded by the Award grant.

Learn more about the H. Albert Webb Memorial Railroad Preservation Award

Read Leigh Webb's moving tribute to his father and the significance of railroad preservation: Dad, Me and the RRE

THE MASS BAY RRE RAILROAD PRESERVATION FUND

Mass Bay RRE established the Mass Bay RRE Railroad Preservation Fund in 2016 to support worthy projects to preserve historically significant railroad equipment, structures, information or artifacts in New England. One or more grants, generally ranging from $500 to $5000, will be awarded annually, funded by the Club's available funds and donations to the fund.

Nonprofit, tax-exempt [501(c)(3)] organizations are eligible to apply for a Mass Bay RRE Preservation Grant. Projects will be evaluated on the basis of their historical significance and the ability of the sponsor to fund and complete the entire preservation project, not just that portion to be funded by the Mass Bay RRE grant.

Learn more about the Mass Bay RRE Railroad Preservation Fund

Donate to the Mass Bay RRE Railroad Preservation Fund

2018 AWARD/GRANT APPLICATIONS

The application period for the 2018 H. Albert Webb Memorial Railroad Preservation Award and the Mass Bay RRE Railroad Preservation Fund Grants is now open. A single, unified application is used for both the H. Albert Webb Award and the Mass Bay RRE Grants. Only one award or grant will be made to any given project. Applications must be received by the Award Committee not later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Download 2018 Award/Grant Application Instructions

Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the new On-line Application Form. By creating a username and password at the beginning of the form, applicants can save the form and return to it at any time. The on-line form also allows sending up to 4 supporting files or photos with the application.

Applications may also be downloaded in MS Word or PDF formats.


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Page last updated September 20, 2017.