This article originally appeared on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation website.
Friends of Taconic State Park (FTSP) has received a $100,000 grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation to support the development of The Pomeroy Family Railroad at Copake Iron Works. The gift was announced at FTSP’s annual meeting on Saturday, July 30 at the Copake Iron Works National Heritage Area Site located within Taconic State Park.
Funding from the Pomeroy Foundation, which is a private, philanthropic organization based in Syracuse, will support the development of a 1,000-foot loop railroad around the historic Copake Blast Furnace, as well as a station house. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the historic location in one of two train cars on the site’s railway system.
“In recognition of the importance of the Pomeroy Foundation’s grant, we are delighted to announce tonight that henceforth the Copake Iron Works Railroad will be known as The Pomeroy Family Railroad at the Copake Iron Works,” Deborah Cohen, FTSP Treasurer, said during her remarks at the annual meeting. Read more...