Railway preservationists have spent decades working to preserve the assets of American railroads.
Now the preservationists are looking to the future, when trains are no longer being built and there will be less money for maintaining them.
They’ve started a campaign called Save American Railroads.
The group is calling for more preservation funds for railroads that are in need of funding, such as the New York and Connecticut Railroad, the Philadelphia and Delaware Railroad, and the Indiana and Illinois Railroad.
The campaign is being led by the American Railroad Preservation Society (ARPS), which aims to restore the assets that are not being restored with the use of money from the Federal Railroad Administration.
These include the old Pennsylvania and Western Railroad, as well as the Union Pacific Railroad, which has been in service since 1912.
These assets include historic rail yards, tunnels, and tunnels under the tracks, as part of the Great Western Railroad.
Some of these railroads were used by the United States for many years before their abandonment by the government in 1883.
The federal government has been funding preservation efforts since the late 1940s.
Since then, the federal government also has spent millions to restore historic railroad sites and other assets, but only recently has it begun to spend on railroads in general.
In the United Kingdom, the Royal National Railroad has been running for nearly 40 years, and it is estimated that it has spent more than $5.5 billion.
The Royal National is the oldest of the major British railways, and is considered the backbone of the British economy.
In addition to the railroad, the railroad has a large number of other buildings, such the Royal Victoria Station, the Great Northern Station, and many others.
Some heritage sites, such a railway and tunnel, are also preserved with the help of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP).
“The Great Western, the Pennsylvania and Eastern Railway, and Northern Pacific are the three most famous railroads of the 20th century,” says ARPS president Paul W. DeFries.
“They’ve all been in operation for generations.
They’re just too valuable for us to not restore them.
These are assets that we need to preserve and invest in, and we’re making a commitment to do that.”
DeFees is also hopeful that the federal money will help the preservation efforts.
“We want the federal dollars to go toward restoration,” he says.
“If the federal funds are available, we’d love to do it, but we also want to be able to keep those assets in their current condition, as we’ve been doing for a long time.”
De Fries says that restoring these assets, along with repairing historic railroads, is something that he is passionate about.
“I’m going to do everything in my power to preserve these assets and bring them back to their former glory,” he adds.
“There are still lots of other things that need to be done, but it’s an incredibly exciting time to be a rail preservationist.”
For example, the preservationist group is currently working to restore a tunnel beneath the former Union Pacific Terminal in Albany, New York.
In 2014, the New England Public Interest Research Group published a report that identified a $1.2 million dollar project that was necessary to save the tunnel.
The tunnel was originally built in 1912, and was used for freight rail and passenger trains, but in recent years it has been used for residential purposes.
“It’s a very old tunnel that is a very significant part of New England,” says DeFrie.
“So, I think that it is important that we take advantage of the opportunities that exist to preserve it.”
Deffries says it is a shame that the railroads will not be able a full restoration of the old rail lines, because he feels that the preservation of these assets is a key element to making sure that they are restored.
“The people who built the railways have a responsibility to make sure that we keep them going,” he continues.
“As a railroad preservationist, that’s why we do it.”
Save American Railroad is asking people to sign up to their email list and sign up at SaveAmericanRailroads.org.
The website will be updated with information about the campaign as it comes to light.