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Amtrak Vermonter train 55 | By Dan Lowe | Bernardston, Mass. | December 2, 2019
(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, 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 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 the form linked below and send the form to us in the mail 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 your check payable 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.

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

About us

Transparency & Accountability


The image on this page was created by the photographer Dan Lowe using an unmanned aerial vehicle (a drone). The image is used here with the photographer’s permission.

The train shown — the southbound Vermonter (Amtrak train 55) — is seen crossing the 208-foot stone viaduct that crosses the Fall River in Bernardston, Massachusetts after a overnight snow fall.

The viaduct, which is commonly known as the Stone Arch Bridge, was built in 1846 for the Connecticut River Railroad.

The learn more about the Stone Arch Bridge visit this page —

Bernardston — Stone Arch Bridge Re-decking (2018)
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Page last updated: December 12, 2021
Page last reviewed: December 12, 2021