The Colebrookdale Railroad was recently nominated to USA Today’s 2020 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards. The public can vote once every 24-hours in the contest for America’s Best Scenic Train Ride now through August 17 at noon.
As of 7/29/20, the Colebrookdale Railroad was at number 3 on the list.
“We need the support of the community to vote for us and help us get to number 1! By voting, you not only will help put the Colebrookdale Railroad on the map during these difficult times, but you are also recognizing all the hard work of the staff and volunteers at the railroad and give a great boost to Berks and Montgomery Counties,” said Nathaniel Guest, Executive Director of the Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust. The Trust is the non-profit restoring and operating the Civil War-era Colebrookdale line.
In addition to the nomination, the Colebrookdale has recently received other major awards. In June, Berks County beat out 3200 other counties in receiving an innovation award from the National Association of Counties for the Colebrookdale project. Also in June, the National Endowment for Humanities recognized the Colebrookdale with a CARES Grant. The railroad was one of only 317 out of 2,300 candidates.