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Adirondack Railway Preservation Society

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community


330 Main stSuite 102Utica, NY 13501 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), operator of the Adirondack Railroad aims to preserve and restore rail service between the High Peaks region, Central New York and beyond via rail connections in Utica. ARPS partners with communities and businesses along the line to promote the railway and as an economic development driver while offering historic and environmental education opportunities.


The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, Inc. (ARPS), is a membership, volunteer-based, not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization. The Adirondack Railroad is one of the services we operate on the former New York Central Adirondack Division in upstate New York. Since 1992, we have gradually expanded operations in partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation, and the contribution of more than 400,000 hours of volunteer effort. Volunteers and staff have helped this railroad grow from a four-mile excursion in the Old Forge area to a business that carries tens of thousands of passengers annually. Since inception we have carried almost two million passengers.


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