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The Railroad Needs YOU!

The Railroad Needs Your Help

We need your help to keep the railroad functioning during these difficult times.

There are many ways to help our organization – by donating to our general fund, joining as a member, or volunteering. Although the Adirondack Railroad Preservation Society (ARPS) supports our operation via ticket sales, we are currently unable to run trains, including our popular Polar Express, during this pandemic.

Your tax-deductible donations will help us maintain our fleet of both trains and railbikes, further equipment restoration projects, prepare for next season’s trips from both Utica and Thendara (Old Forge), and much more. Please click on the link to donate to our railroad.

a train traveling down train tracks near a forest

Public Support

Public support and pressure are critical to the advancement of the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society’s mission and the further development of an expanding tourist attraction and nonprofit organization. Write:

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYS Capitol, Albany, NY 12224
  • Basil Seggos, Acting Commissioner, NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233
  • Matthew Driscoll, Commissioner, NYS DOT, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12232
  • Robert Palmieri, Mayor, City of Utica, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, NY 13502
  • Utica Common Council, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, NY 13502
  • Oneida County Board of Legislators, 800 Park Ave #1, Utica, NY 13501
  • Clyde Rabideau, Mayor, Saranac Lake, 39 Main Street, Suite 9, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
  • Local News Publications, Elected Officials, Advocacy Groups