the Society is open to anyone interested in railroads or rail transit.
receive a copy of Wheel Clicks each month, as well as advance
notice of meetings, excursions, and other special activities. Member
discounts are offered on excursions. Of course, dues also contribute
to the costs of maintaining our fleet of historic railroad equipment,
and to our efforts at historic preservation.
today by credit card or paypal:
1 year membership
Apr. 1, 2013 to Mar. 31, 2014
Sustaining Member $60.00
Corporate Member $110.00
Nov. 1, 2013 to Mar. 31, 2014
accepted in February through March will be applied to the next fiscal
year (April 1 - March 31).
consider making a donation to one or more of Pacific Railroad Society's
Trust Funds . All donations are tax-deductable to the maximum
extent allowed by law. Consult your tax adviser. Pacific
Railroad Society, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service
as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Railroad Museum Fund
Railroad Society, Inc., Funds for Dedicated Uses
We have a number of dedicated funds. Each year, at dues renewal
time, we have reminded you of their existence in case you
may be able, in addition to paying your dues, to make a donation
for a specific purpose alone. Here are descriptions of the
dedicated trust funds.
ROLLING STOCK REPAIR FUND - This fund is used for
restoration, maintenance and preservation of our rolling stock.
The fund is used for major repairs, as well as day-to-day
maintenance. Uses include the purchase of paint, materials,
tools, special contract services, and anything else needed.
Currently, numerous projects are in progress on the lounge
car Cajon Pass, diner Shadrach Bond, locomotive
7199, as well as the National Forum. Concentration
right now is on our Santa Fe Hi level coach with stairs to
transition between high level and conventional cars, and converted
by Amtrak to a coach-dorm.
AMTRAK COMPATIBILITY FUND - To run our rolling stock
on Amtrak trains, highly expensive technical modifications
must be made to them. This fund provides for these modifications.
The Amtrak Compatibility Fund has provided money for the addition
of head end power and "40 year inspection" for the
National Forum. Our next major project will be windows
and holding tanks for our Hi-level coach. In the future, this
fund will continue to be used for any new requirements imposed
by Amtrak and to prepare other cars for operation on Amtrak
PACIFIC RAILROAD MUSEUM - This fund is devoted to
operating, improving, and expanding our museum. Currently,
we operate a museum and library in the former Santa Fe depot
buiiding in San Dimas. Contributions to the Museum fund have
been used to paint the building, restore the ticket office,
install a new tile roof, maintain the utilities and grounds,
and more recently provided materials and modern technology
to archive and catalog the ever-expanding collection including
important historic photography collections.
CHARD WALKER MEMORIAL FUND - For the preservation
of the Descanso-Formerly known as the Leroy "Doc"
Donat Fund, the name has been changed to honor Chard Walker
at the request of Doc Donat's family. The purpose of this
fund is to preserve and to restore the Los Angeles Railway
Funeral streetcar, Descanso. In the early 1990's,
donations were used for a major cosmetic conversion of the
car from its one-time use as a clubhouse at Summit back to
its 1909 funeral car configuration. Future uses of the fund
may include purchase of traction motors and mechanical repair
for powered operation.
GENERAL FUND - Donations to the General fund are
absolutely necessary to keep the society solvent as our present
dues would not be sufficient to cover all of the rising costs
of continuing our programs and projects in today's world.
This is the basic operating fund for the organization. Except
for the specific trust funds listed above, all functions are
financed from the General Fund. This includes publication
of Wheel Clicks, excursions, special events, rent for meeting
locations, insurance, postage, and dozens of miscellaneous
other functions. Donations to the General Fund have enabled
PRS to accomplish much more than what simple reliance on membership
dues would have allowed.
REMEMBER: All donations to PRS are deductible to
the extent allowed by law. You will receive a receipt documenting
your donation from the Donation Committee. Your contributions
are greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!
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Railroad Society, Inc. 210
W. Bonita Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773
Railroad Museum 210
W. Bonita Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773
Phone: (909) 394-0616
Pacific Railroad Society, Inc.