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Greenfield train station in Decemeber 2020
Greenfield station | looking north | December 18, 2020
(further information about this image can be found in the footnote below)

Trains In The Valley’s mission is to advocate for improved and expanded passenger rail service in our region. But we need YOUR HELP to do what we do.

Please help by becoming a Friend of Trains In The Valley with your donation.

Your generous gift sustains our on-going efforts, which are now having a real impact in our region.

Your contribution today will help us to

  • Enhance and maintain our website, trainsinthevalley.org. This includes the on-going expense of hosting the website plus the software we use to manage and edit the content that we publish.
  • Produce printed materials to promote the use of passenger rail in our region — as example, the Valley Flyer / Vermonter Schedule Overview that is prepared and distributed by us at the Greenfield and Northampton stations.
  • Expand the limited use of Facebook advertising that we use to raise the awareness of the passenger rail services in our region, and the work of Trains In The Valley.
  • Support the modest but regular costs associated with our continued efforts to improve and expand passenger rail service in the Pioneer Valley.

How to Donate

The easiest way to make a donation is to click on one of the links below to make a donation by credit card or PayPal.

These amounts are suggested on-time donation levels

To donate a different amount please select one of these options

If you wish to make a donation by check please download and print out the form linked below and mail to us along with your check.

Printable Donation Form (PDF)

Important Note

Train In The Valley is not yet a tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

Therefore, when you make a donation directly to Trains In The Valley using the links above (or by check) your donation is not deductible on your tax return.

But, if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation we ask that make a contribution to the Pioneer Valley Regional Ventures Center, Inc. (PVRVC), a local tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) organization.

The PVRVC has agreed to act as an interim fiscal sponsor¹ for our organization. This means that donations made to the PVRVC, to benefit the work of Trains In The Valley, will be used exclusively to support the work of our organization.

To make a tax-deductible donation please print the form below and mail it along with your check made out to Pioneer Valley Regional Ventures Center, Inc.

Printable Tax-deductible Donation Form (PDF)

¹Fiscal sponsorship is an agreement through which an organization without tax-exempt status — but which could qualify for it — partners with an existing tax-exempt organization in order to receive donations and grants.


Detailed information about Trains In The Valley, including our financial reports, can be found on these pages:

About us

Transparency & Accountability


Footnote

The image on this page was taken on the day after a snowstorm dumped about 16 inches of fresh snow in Greenfield. The view is from the south end of the station platform, looking north.

The tracks visible in this image, are (from left to right): the Pan Am Southern Freight Main Line, the MassDOT-owned Connecticut River Main Line, and a controlled siding.

If you look closely at the controlled siding (next to the station platform) you can see that the track is covered with snow from a point just past the north end of the platform. This is because no passenger trains current venture further north than Greenfield at the moment.

The only passenger train calling on Greenfield currently is Amtrak’s Valley Flyer service, which runs between Greenfield, Springfield and New Haven daily.

Page last updated: December 20, 2020
Page last reviewed: December 20, 2020