Hoosier Valley Legal Defense

$2,650 of $25k goal

Raised by 36 people in 10 months
The Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group dedicated to the preservation of northwest Indiana's rich railroad heritage.

For the last decade, the Museum has been operating tourist excursions between our home in North Judson and the town of LaCrosse, Indiana. The tracks over which we have operated were acquired via a transportation enhancement grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) with the intention that the rail line be used for the benefit of the Museum.

Sadly, certain commercial interests have worked diligently to derail our operations and prevent us from doing the work that has been enjoyed by thousands of passengers. As a result, the Museum has expended a tidy sum in legal bills as we continue to fight for our rights.

All of the funds we acquire will be utilized to keep our tourist operations on track. We currently have to pay for a local attorney as well as a federal attorney. Both are costly, but well worth the money we've spent in order to preserve our rights under the 2004 INDOT agreement.

Any help that you can offer would be greatly appreciated. For more information about this on-going situation, please click on the links below:

HVRM Cancels LaCrosse Excursions

INDOT Calls for Railroad Museum Excursions to Resume
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Update 2
Posted by Bob Barcus
4 months ago
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Thus far, the museum has expended more than $32,000 in legal fees. We need your help to continue fighting for our rights!
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Update 1
Posted by Bob Barcus
10 months ago
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We've reach $1,000 and we can't thank you enough! Share with your friends and family and let's keep the momentum going.
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$2,650 of $25k goal

Raised by 36 people in 10 months
Created June 23, 2016
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$500
Blackhawk Railway Historical Society
2 months ago

At our January 6 membership meeting we agreed to donate $500.00 to the HVRM legal fund. Sorry for the delay. We wish HVRM finds a quick and equitable end to this situation.

$40
Merritt Webb
3 months ago

Best of luck for a great cause

JS
$20
Joseph Schwieterman
3 months ago
1
1

Keep us the important work!

$10
Anonymous
4 months ago
1
1
JT
$25
Jeff Topp
9 months ago
JC
$50
Jason Ciastko
9 months ago
$50
Merritt Webb
9 months ago

Great organization and I am glad to help

JR
$50
Jeff&Dawn Rife
10 months ago

Winamac IN

GR
$20
Gary&Joyce Rosemon
10 months ago

Glad to help out....Gary & Joyce

TH
$10
Teena Hittle
10 months ago

North Judson, IN

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