Support the Foundation

Video Tapes -- The 8-minute DVD regarding the Switchback's history and the Mt. Pisgah Project is available for a $15.00 donation that covers the cost of the tape, mailing, and support to the Foundation.

Books -- Vince Hydro has written "the Bible" on the Switchback Gravity Railroad. His 358 page history of the Switchback is available at the Mauch Chunk Museum for $39.95. $5.00 of this goes to support the Foundation. This price included shipping and handling.

Trail Map -- The large-format, fold-out map, The Route of the Switchback - A Walker's Tour, includes descriptions of historic locations along the Switchback Trail and recommended walking tours. It is available for a $1.00 donation that covers the cost of the map, mailing, and support to the Foundation.

Membership -- Membership categories and annual dues are individual ($12.00), family ($25.00), and contributing member ($50.00 minimum). Members receive semi-annual newsletters detailing activities and progress.

For DVD's, books, or membership, send a check or money order for the applicable amount to the Foundation's address below. (Sorry, we can handle only U. S. orders and funds at this time.) Be sure to include your shipping address!

Switchback Gravity Railroad Foundation
P.O. Box 73
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-0073
(570) 325-8255


The Switchback Gravity Railroad Foundation's mission is to preserve, interpret,
and celebrate (in partnership with the community) Pennsylvaniaís historic
Switchback Gravity Railroad.



Climb aboard and help us keep our mission on track.


Everyone loves the Switchback. 


Itís not only the exciting ride up Mt. Pisgah, with its spectacular views and unparalleled
panoramas, itís also the history behind this incredible railroad.


For history buffs, itís the start of Americaís Industrial Revolution.


For train fanatics, itís Americaís 2nd oldest railroad.


For nature lovers, itís a great ride, scenic vistas, and wonderful trails.


For engineering nuts, itís ingenuity, invention and innovation.


For the kid in everyone, itís Americaís first roller coaster.



For everyone, itís an important part of our past.


Become a member today.


Benefits include:


Free Switchback tote bag for joining at the Individual level or above


Special invitations to members-only Switchback events, including guided hikes


Half price admission to the Mauch Chunk Museum, everyday


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Yes!  I want to climb aboard and support the Switchback Gravity Railroad Foundation.


Contributing Member -- $50 or more

Family Membership -- $25

Individual -- $12

Student -- $5


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City ________________________________State ____  ZIP ______


Phone ________________________________________


Email ________________________________________


Please make checks payable to the SBGR Foundation, Inc. and send it, along with the application below, to:


PO Box 73

Jim Thorpe, PA  18229


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