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While the highway lobby has well-funded lobbists, we are grassroots and operate frugally.  We depend on your gifts, both financial and otherwise.  The following are donations that could help (and will be considered tax deductable).  Your own special expertise or item may be useful too; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Couches, for me to sleep on - in Montpelier and Burlington
Food, for events
Rides to meetings in Vermont
Frequent Flyer miles for occassional meetings and National Association of Railroad Passenger events
Color Printing
Web Hosting
The Non-Profit version of Quick Books
Photographs and artwork (for the web site and for fundraising sale as prints)
Trips, experiences and other items for fundraising auctions

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We work in affiliation with Trainriders/Northeast, the regional rail advocates group which conceived and initiated the "Downeaster" Amtrak service from Boston to Maine.  To join Trainriders Northeast,click here

Here's what you can do to stay safe around trains...

Never trespass on any railroad property or right of way!
Doing so is illegal and risks serious injury or death.

Cross only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings!
Look for a train moving from either direction -- and then look for a second train from either direction.

Always expect a train!
Trains do not have set schedules and can approach from either direction at any time of day or night.
Trains do not take holidays.

Don't stand next to tracks!
Trains can overhang the tracks by three feet on either side, and straps and tiedowns can extend even further.

Never try to beat a train!
Because of their size, you cannot judge a train's speed or distance. Trains cannot make sudden stops. Remember that a locomotive weighs 200 tons. An automobile being hit by a train is equivalent to a soda can being hit by an automobile.

 

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