Announcement of the Establishment of the
W. Russell Rylko
May 18, 1948 – May 9, 2013
Memorial Award

2017 Memorial Grant

The Board of Directors of Mystic Valley Railway Society (MVRS) is pleased to
announce the 2017 Memorial Grant to recognize the accomplishments of W. Russell
Rylko, the Society’s founding president and his direct impact on its success over a
forty three (43) year period until his untimely passing in May 2013. The Grant will
be awarded to a nonprofit, tax exempt organization within New England that either
preserves and/or restores historical railroad or traction equipment or structures, or else
provides information for the enjoyment and education of the general public. Additional
information, application instructions and the application

*2017 Rylko Grant Update*

Grant instructions and applications have been mailed to prospective
candidates and info posted to the Society web site during January 2017. The
application deadline is Wednesday March 1, 2017. After submissions have
been reviewed by the Grant Committee, the recipient(s) will be selected. The
award(s) will be presented on Saturday May 6, 2017 during the Mystic Valley
Annual Meeting at Mount Vernon Restaurant.       


Instructions for submitting a Grant Application 

Download the Grant Application here


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