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About Danbury Railway Museum

The Danbury Railway Museum is located in the heart of Danbury, Connecticut. Our fully restored train station, built in 1903, houses a collection of historically significant artifacts and a research library covering railroad-ing’s rich heritage in New England and northeast United States. Just behind the station is a ten-acre rail yard featuring over 60 pieces of historic railroad equipment and rolling stock. The Museum and rail yard are open year-round. Family-friendly rides aboard our historic trains are offered every weekend between April and December; special event trains are operated at Easter, Halloween and Christmas.

The Project:

The Museum is in the process of rescuing two historic electric loco- motives that were used to haul trains on the electrified lines of the former New York Central Railroad into and out of Grand Central Terminal in New York City. One of the locomotives, built in 1904, an S-1, was the prototype for 47 other similar locomotives that gave rise to the electrification of New York region railroad lines and allowed the opening of Grand Central Terminal in 1913. The other locomotive, a T-3, was built in 1936 for similar service and is the only one of its kind left. These engines are in Glenmont, NY near Albany, and have been literally “put out to pasture” for 36 years! As the property they are on is being developed, the Museum has taken on the task to remove them from the site, transport them to the Museum’s yard in Danbury, and cosmetically restore them for display there. They would join a fully restored 1928 Pullman which operated on the the New York Central’s famous 20th Century Limited train. What is significant about that is that both of these locomotives would have ferried this car on the famous train to and from Croton-Harmon, NY, a locomotive exchange point on the railroad. For further information check our museum’s website www.DanburyRail.org by clicking on “ABOUT” first, then “NYC ELECTRICS”. Also Spotlight News at http://bit.ly/3najbbt. Also check the June 2022 issue of Trains Magazine, pp. 42-44.

The Position

The Danbury Railway Museum seeks a part-time Grants Assistant. This is a temporary position with the possibility of extension, dependent on continued funding support. The Grants Assistant will report to the Secretary of the Museum and provides a high level of support to the Museum fund development efforts. Duties include researching federal and foundation grants and preparing grant applications. Salary: Expect project to take up to 100 hours. Remote working would be fine. Time frame: August – December. Please include salary requirements

To apply for this job email your details to GouldSL@aol.com