Donate | Support | Volunteer

How to Give


You can donate here or by using our print-and-mail form in Adobe PDF format.

Please make checks payable to the Downeast Rail Heritage Preservation Trust (DRHPT) and mail to:
Downeast Rail Heritage Preservation Trust | PO Box 621 | Ellsworth, ME 04605


Support the Rail by Becoming a Member


By becoming a member of the Downeast Rail Heritage Preservation Trust, you play an essential part in the continued restoration of rail activity on the Calais Branch Line! The DRHPT is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

As a member, in addition to knowing that you are personally helping the preserve Maine’s railroading history, you receive regular email updates, invitations to participate in work rides and our periodic newsletter.


Help the Line by Volunteering


You can be a part of the Downeast Rail Heritage Preservation Trust and the Downeast Scenic Railroad Project. We know you’ve always wanted to work on the railroad! Well, you don’t have to do it all the livelong day, but your help would be very appreciated!

The Trust’s volunteers meet every Saturday at Washington Junction, rain or shine.

We hope you will join us and learn more about the Trust and the Downeast Scenic Railroad Project.