The Red River Valley Railroad Historical Society has learned that they will be receiving a $10,000 grant from the Union Pacific Railroad Foundation. The railroad society plans to use the money to begin working on an expansion of their museum using vacant land on North Common Street that is adjacent to the Shreveport Water Works Museum, which is, of course, where the present Shreveport Railroad Museum is located. The new annex will be used to display several pieces of the society’s rail cars that are presently stored elsewhere. (There are more details about the plan in the Fall 2014 newsletter.) The Union Pacific says they will be delivering the money in June. In the meantime, the Shreveport City Council has begun consideration of the paperwork needed to lease the site (which is city property) to the railroad society. That process will likely be completed in late March or April.