Support Railroad Park

49484976_1594487097213995_r.jpegTwice a month, from April through October, crowds flock to the Medford Railroad Park, a seven-acre collection of all things railroad from historic logging locomotives to model trains winding their way over the Cascade Mountains.

Since its establishment in 1976,  the park has been free to the public supported by their donations and operated by four clubs which volunteer their time to create the exhibits and maintain equipment. On a typical 2nd or 4th Sunday of the month, several thousand people visit, riding on small trains and looking at full-sized locomotives and model railroads.

We rely on donations made at the park on our Sunday run days and on income from the late-November Rogue Valley Train Show—which may not happen this year.

It’s the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health concerns mean the park can’t host any visitors under guidelines which ban mass gatherings of people.

The result: No donations.

Our clubs are hurting. Without help, the 44-year-old park is in trouble.

· We have on-going expenses including insurance premiums and utility bills.

· We have seven acres of landscaped grounds to maintain, and tens-of-thousands-of-dollars’ worth of equipment to keep in operational condition.

· We have dozens of structures from big locomotive barns to small exhibit buildings. All need ongoing maintenance.

Our goal is to ask the public, fans of the Railroad Park, to help us raise $50,000 to be divided equally between the four clubs – all of them non-profit organizations – to tide us over so we can be ready to welcome the public back in 2021.

 

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Donations

  • Frank & Sherry Scarlata 
    • $20 
    • 3 hrs
  • Neola Rogers 
    • $250 
    • 11 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $60 
    • 5 d
  • Lauretta Prince 
    • $50 
    • 10 d
  • Pierre Martin 
    • $40 
    • 10 d
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Organizer

Tam Moore 
Organizer
Medford, OR
Southern Oregon Railway Historical Society 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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