Arts, Culture, and Humanities

PORT HURON & DETROIT RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

  • Port Huron, MI
  • www.phdrailroad.com

Mission Statement

The purpose of The Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Historical Society is: To collect, archive, preserve, and present, all for the education of the community, historical documents, photographs, drawings, artifacts and equipment relating to The Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Company and its predecessors, The Port Huron Southern Railway and The Detroit Bay City & Western Railroad, as well as the Grand Trunk Western/Canadian National, and the Pere Marquette/Chesapeake and Ohio. To obtain, restore and maintain the roundhouse at 32nd Street for use as a museum, as well as other structures, artifacts, and rolling stock, as they may become available; To accumulate, conserve, and index all data relating to the above-named railroads for the use of scholars, rail fans and scale
modelers.

Main Programs

  1. Hobo Festival
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario

ruling year

2010

President

Self-reported

George Y. Duffy Jr.

Curator

Self-reported

Thomas J. Gaffney

Keywords

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Railroad Museum Archive Train

EIN

26-3372116

 Number

2286678197

Physical Address

2100 32nd Street

Port Huron, MI 48060

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs

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Program 1

Hobo Festival

This annual event is held in September and honors the spirit of those who road the rails in search of work during the years before World War 2. First held in 2004, it was taken over by the organization in 2009 and has since become a very important part of the organization's educational mission.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$8000

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario

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PORT HURON & DETROIT RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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President

George Y. Duffy Jr.

Curator

Thomas J. Gaffney

BIO

- Mr. Duffy is the former owner of Iron Horse Productions, which from 1985-2005 produced produced products for the handicapped, namely wheelchairs with the ability to go off road.

- Mr. Duffy's family owned and operated the Port Huron & Detroit Railroad from 1917-1984.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"Just a note to thank you for taking the time to view our 990 and Guidestar profile. We currently have several restoration projects being undertaken at our 32nd Street location, which we refer to as the "Wye."

They include:

- The ongoing restoration of our 1922-built office and headquarters, the original offices of the Port Huron & Detroit Railroad

- The restoration of 1947-built caboose #52, one of survivors used exclusively by the railroad from 1947-1984

- The move and eventual restoration of Alco S1 locomotive #52, one of two the dieselized the railroad in 1945

- The move and restoration of a Grand Trunk Western refrigerator car, built in 1955

- The eventual purchase and restoration of the 1920's-era railroad roundhouse used by the PH&D to store and maintain its equipment from the 1920's - 1984

- The recent acquiring of two former Grand Trunk Western Railway Searchlight style signals, and eventual restoration of both

If you are interested and can help with any of the above, please respond to either our website www.phdrailroad.com or our Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/phdrrhs/ and someone will be in contact with you shortly

Thank you for your support!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

George Y. Duffy Jr.

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