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 The Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society has many friends. Some devote their energy and talent to the activities of the Chapter and some provide financial resources so the Chapter may prosper and expand its mission. This page is devoted to an acknowledgment of the major financial benefactors of the organization.

Rachel Pipkin was a long time member of the Gulf Coast Chapter and devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to the mission of the organization. She shared our passion for railroading during her active years and before her death in 2009 at the age of 100 she arranged for a major bequest to the Chapter. Prior to her passing, the Chapter had named its volunteer of the year award after Rachel. The positive legacy of her friendship, energy and numerous contributions will sustain the Chapter into the future.

Houston Endowment (three grants)
Dawley Foundation, Albert and Ethel Herzstein Foundation, Robert W. and Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation, Union Pacific Foundation

Tom Marsh
Tom Scotty, Philip Scheps, Tom Bell, Al Dykes, Mark Lairson, Paul DeVerter II, Union Pacific Railroad, J. Paul Grice, Steve Walton
Dewey Meeks, Will Mathis, Gerald Gipson, State Senator Sylvia Garcia, George and Karen Loftin, Nancy and Dan Japhet, Edwin and Thelma Kersh, Morgan Keegan & Co.
William S. Bush, Nancy Japhet, Patrick Henry, Jerry Dorcz, Papa Ben's Hobbies, Robert Rheinboldt, Dr. Robert Shong, Philip Trainor, Justice Jeff Brown, William S. Bush, Wayne Duddleston, Jr., Bob Leeper, Dale Lehman, Valanta and David Taveirne, Jack Whitely, Amtrak, Dan Barr, Larry Burnside, Kay Crouch, Frank Denton, Lowell Denton, Bob Eury, Jarvis Johnson, Jim Lueders, Gale McKinley, Mike's Hobby Shop, Jerald Ricks, Phil Whitley, Merrill B. Richardson, John T. Adkins, Jeremy Nelson, Leland Dolan, William E. Specht, John Van Dyke, Joe Pickett, Bill Willits, Chris Beetle, Fred Stigale, Noel Giesecke, Dennis McCann, Floyd Britton

You, too, can support our education and preservation efforts through donations of artifacts and financial assistance. Gulf Coast Chapter-National Railway Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas. Most donations to the organization are tax-deductible.

If you would like to make a donation of any type to our organization, contact Chapter Treasurer . Financial records are available for inspection by the public. Contact Chapter Treasurer Phil Scheps for details. You can also find information on our organization at www.guidestar.org.


Make a one-time donation here:


or you can make a pledge with 10 monthly installments here: