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

Memorial Grant

Announcement of the establishment of the

 2019 W. Russell Rylko

May 18, 1948 – May 9, 2013

Memorial Grant

2019 Memorial Grant

The Board of Directors of Mystic Valley Railway Society (MVRS) is

pleased to announce the 2019 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 passing in 2013. The Grant will be awarded to a nonprofit, tax

exempt organization within New England that preserves and/or

restores historically significant railroad and/or traction equipment,

structures or provides information for the enjoyment and education of

the general public. As we know, Russ had no greater passion than his

love of railroading and it is altogether fitting and proper that his legacy

be remembered. The previous awards in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

were the subject of a detailed application and screening process. The

same process will be utilized in the awarding of the 2019 Grant at

the MVRS Annual Meeting in May 2019. Addition information will be

available at and in forthcoming Waybill



Instructions for submitting a Grant Application 

Download the Grant Application here


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