Each year the <a href=”http://www.amherstrail.org/” title=”Amherst Railway Society” target=”_blank”>Amherst Railway Society</a> announces a series of awards at its West Springfield, MA railroad hobby show. On January 25th, Project 3713 was named as the single recipient of the $10,000 2015 Founders’ Grant. Carl Packer was on hand to accept the check.
Interest in Project 3713 stretches far beyond Scranton, as this award shows. Of the five surviving steam locomotives from the Boston & Maine Railroad, only #3713 is under restoration to operation at this time. Our friends in the New England area, where #3713 spent her working career, have been very supportive of the restoration project.
We are greatly honored that the Amherst Railway Society chose Project 3713 for the Founders’ Grant.