To help the Travel Town Museum’s efforts in restoring and interpretation of historic railroad equipment to youth, U.S. Battery donated four 8-volt deep-cycle batteries for the organization’s restoration of a 1941 ElecrtoMotive diesel engine.
U.S. Battery’s Western Regional Sales Manager Dan Grigsby, presented a certificate for the donation to the museum’s Executive Director Nancy Gneir on October 14th, during the museum’s Depo Day where the public was able to view and tour restored trains and participate in a variety of activities that supported the museum.
The U.S. Battery products will be a part of the ElectroMotive diesel’s restoration which the museum calls “Charley Atkins 1” in honor of the museum’s founder. U.S. Battery has previously donated batteries to the museum which went into the restoration of the 1929 Pullman M.177 Gas-Electric motorcar.
The Travel Town Museum is a non-profit organization that is in partnership with the City Of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation & Parks. Its mission is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the Southwest Region of the United States. More information on the Travel Town Museum can be found on its website at www.traveltown.org.