American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation
The American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose
mission is to preserve and promote the role that passenger rail played in the building of this nation.
Become a member today to support our mission!
What We Have Achieved So Far
The American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation since its inception in 2007 has created the below venues and services
that further our efforts to preserve and promote passenger rail heritage:
In addition, the APRHF also provides support to the
National Park Service Trails & Rails Program on board the Amtrak Southwest Chief
from Chicago to La Plata, maintains the
historic Santa Fe Depot & Amtrak Station
in La Plata, Missouri, and supports our sister organization, the
Passenger Train Historical Society. The APRHF also provides
preservation and display of the complete collection of the
Amtrak Historical Society. (The Amtrak Historical Society is
Volunteers to the APRHF manage and provide almost all of the railroad related content of the
TrainWeb.com and TrainWeb.org websites.
Your membership in APRHF will help support these efforts as well as help the APRHF to accomplish its future goals.
Join the APRHF today!
What We Plan
The American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation has the following venues and projects on its adjenda
to further its efforts to fulfill its mission:
How You Can Help
You can help preserve and promote passenger rail heritage. Though the APRHF headquarters and exhibits
are in La Plata, Missouri, the organization and mission is national in scope. Whether you visit La Plata
frequently or rarely, your help is welcome and needed to help preserve and promote passenger rail heritage,
including the history of Amtrak.
Creation and History of the APRHF
The very first venue of the APRHF was the exhibition of Amtrak history inside two ex-Amtrak Mail Handling Cars (MHC)
which opened to the public on February 23, 2008.
for more information on how these railcars ended up in La Plata and additional history of why and how the
American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation was created.
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