Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bowne Station or Bust!

Black River Railroad Historical Trust

Membership Update

Next Meeting: Sat Feb 6 at 8:30 AM 

Fundraiser Info

Bowne Station or Bust!
Our project to reopen the railroad to Lambertville is moving forward in leaps and Bownes (HA!). Thanks to the hard work of our track gang, the section of track from Ringoes yard down to MP 6 is now in-service Class I railroad!

This year, we have plans to complete the remaining 1.5 miles of track to our new stop near Bowne Station, with the goal of opening the railroad to Bowne Station during our 2017 season (and that's a lot sooner than it seems!).

To make this happen without putting too much strain on our general budget, we've set a 2016 fundraising goal of $25,000. That may sound like a lot - but if we work together this is within easy reach.
If each of our members generates just $150 in donations, we'll be well over halfway to our goal!

Here's what you can do to help: 
  1. Visit This is where our online fundraising campaign is hosted. Make yourself familiar with our story, goals, and what we need this money for.
  2. Tell your friends, family, fellow-railfans, and anyone else who may be interested in supporting our cause to visit our fundraising campaign
  3. Remind folks that we are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, so their donation may be tax-deductible. (Advise them to consult their tax-professional for details and tax advice).
  4. Direct any potential donors to

If anyone (member or not) has questions about this project and would like more details please feel free to provide them with my email!

See you at the railroad!

Mike Shea

Here's what's coming up:
  • Sat Feb 6: Membership Meeting at 8:30 AM at Ringoes. Don't forget to review the minutes from our December meeting! We'll have lots to discuss, such as our early 2016 train schedule, some our plans for major 2016 projects, and more!