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2018 membership drive now underway!

Renew •Join • Donate • Volunteer

ESRM memberships run from January 1 through December 31 each year and it’s never to early to renew your membership or to join. If you do so anytime October through December 2017, along with your 2018 membership card we’ll send you a copy of “Preserving the Railroad Heritage of the Catskill Mountains: Ulster &
Delaware Railroad” compiled by member Bob Bucenec with the help of many
others both present and gone. This
booklet was commissioned to help
celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our Historic Phoenicia Railway Museum
Our Volunteers are Hard at Work!

in 1999. This detailed little booklet sells in our Gift Shop for $5.00 but can belong to you just for renewing or joining before January 2018! It contains photographs of steam locomotives in their full glory, a map of the U&D railroad line and pages of historical information pertinent to the ESRM mission of
education and preservation. Learn about our history.


Some ESRM Member Benefits

1. 15% discount in our Museum Gift Shop

2. Newsletters announcing shows and events

3. Helping to preserve our Historic Station and archives


Please Consider a MONETARY Donation

At this time, the Empire State Railway Museum receives no financial aid other than your membership dues and donations. Your donation helps support our mission of education and preservation. You will receive a letter stating the nature of your donation so that you can claim it on your income tax. Perhaps your company has a matching fund program for non-profit organizations like us. Donations can be for general maintenance like the shed or designated for a specific project like restoring Engine 23 or the 1899 B&M Baggage Car, or rebuilding the station platform, or for the new exhibit we’re developing showcasing our historic telegraph equipment, etc.


To request a 2018 Membership Application, please email Peggy.Cardillo@esrm.com or info@esrm.com

Our weekly work parties are paying off and the proof is in the
pictures above. This shed in our mini-train circle is now viable,
dry storage space for our various artifacts. What a transformation guys and gals! We will be working on projects small and large all winter long.
Please help us and feel the satisfaction from getting a task completed that is well done!

ESRM website is a Work In Progress

We are trying hard to get a fully-functioning website up and running while keeping you informed of what is going on. Menus and buttons may not work today but changes will take place almost daily until we have everything worked out. Have patience and visit us often to stay informed.