About Us/Chapter Information

http://uslanka.net/wp-includes/SimplePie/Cache/ The American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the role that passenger rail played in the building of this nation. Your tax-deductible contribution as a member will bring us closer to our goal of constructing and maintaining the National Passenger Rail Center and support our ongoing work to preserve passenger train history.

This is a brief rundown of what we do now.  The Exhibition of Amtrak History.  This Exhibit is our take on preserving Amtrak’s rich heritage from the rainbow era to modern day operations. The Train watching cabin and deck.  This is fun place to just hang out, visit with friends or family and watch trains. You may want to have a birthday party or picnic at this unique spot.  A grill is available for use and there is a heater for those cooler days.

The APRHF headquarters are in La Plata, Mo but we have a national reach. If you would like to start an APRHF chapter in your local area, please contact us. Below is a basic outline for any Chapter coming on board. We look forward to hearing from you.

Chapter Criteria:

Display: Have a display, portable or permanent, that covers Passenger Rail History in your area. This could be anything from a tri-fold all the way up to real passenger train equipment. If you are a model train operating club, a history of the passenger trains you may run on your layout would be a neat display also.

Chapter name: (The layout for this name should be as follows)
(ex.) Northeast Missouri Chapter of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation.
The chapter first will give an identity to your group/club and will also keep the search engine confusion down if someone is looking for a certain chapter. If it were the other way around, there would be mass confusion if looking for a certain chapter on the internet. You will also have logos created for you to use on any publication or display you want. Stickers will also be available at a nominal cost.

Chapter dues: Each chapter will pay $100.00 per year to the APRHF national organization. These monies will go towards advertising, upgrading the newsletter layout (a goal of a printed and E-magazine), and future Annual grant awards to help chapters build or update an exhibit or display.

Member dues: Each member of a chapter will be a member of the National APRHF. When setting up your membership dues, please add $20.00 to the cost. This $20.00 is the special national level for chapter members.This will get all the members the official APRHF Newsletter “The Manifest”, which is released on a quarterly basis. As chapters come aboard it will feature news from each chapter.

You are entering an exciting time of growth within the APRHF organization. We thank you for your support and enthusiasm as we lay the roadbed for telling the story nationwide about passenger rail history and how important it is to preserve the services we have now for future generations.

Thank you,

Bob Cox, President APRHF.org
Email: president@aprhf.org

Rev.3 Effective Date Dec/2018

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Bill Dings
Bill Dings
4 years ago

How many chapters are there currently?

David Thebodo
1 year ago

Just found out about your group. I own the former CRI&P rail yard in Fairfield Iowa and have operated Rail Merchants International from this location since 1989.
We save and find good homes for vintage railroad rolling stock. Currently we have about a half dozen cabooses and several passenger cars on out site.
You can check out our website at: http://www.railmerchants.net Contact us directly at 641 472 2020 to arrange a visit.
David Thebodo
Rail Merchants International

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