Lee Hall Train Station Foundation Receives Grant
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Lee Hall Train Station Foundation Receives Grant

Lee Hall Train Station Foundation Receives Grant

The National Railway Historical Society, established in 1935 to promote interest in and appreciation for the historical development of railroads, has awarded a Railway Heritage Grant to the Lee Hall Train Station Foundation. The $2,500 grant will be used for the current restoration of a World War II military hospital car, specifically the purchase of six ward car windows.


The NRHS Heritage Grant Program provides financial support to projects that contribute to the education and preservation of railway history. Since 1991, the organization has provided a half million dollars to rail preservation efforts through hundreds of grants to NRHS Chapters and other organizations not affiliated with the NRHS.



(Photo by Madeline McMillan)

The World War II military hospital car was donated to the Lee Hall Train Station Foundation by the Joint Base Langley–Eustis Command. For the past three years, LHTSF’s president Ken Jones has led the ongoing effort to restore the exterior of the hospital rail car. The project will be dedicated to the sacrifices and the service of military personnel, as well as highlighting the history of rail in Newport News and in the United States. 


The Foundation was endorsed and supported in their efforts by the Tidewater Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in Virginia Beach. For further information, to volunteer or to make a donation to the World War II Military Hospital Car Restoration Project, contact Ken Jones, president of the Lee Hall Train Station Foundation at 757-570-0428 or kljonesrfp@gmail.com.