Support Us

We are owned and operated by the
Oil Creek Railway Historical Society,
a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Please consider supporting us so we can continue to offer rides
"through the valley that changed the world."



Our volunteer organization is called Friends of the Railroad (FORR). FORR holds monthly meetings to plan projects and an annual dinner for our volunteers. We prepare and distribute newsletters from time to time. Members close enough to participate regularly are encouraged to help out at the station or on the train. There are many jobs FORR's members perform for the OC&T. Click here to volunteer application.


The OC&T depends on its volunteers to:

  1. Maintain and improve its rolling stock and buildings.
    Car restoration work begins the weekend after Easter. There's always somebody at the station with a "to-do" list, tools, and supplies. The Car Knocker Gang welcomes you. How many people can say they restored a 76 year old car?

  2. Staff the stations' ticket sales, concession, and souvenir areas.
    Sales personnel work whenever the train runs. Perry Street opens at 9:00 AM. Rynd Farm opens at 11:00 AM. Hours change on October weekends.

  3. Serve as tour guides, postal clerks, and train safety & sales staff.
    Our train is one of the friendliest in the country. We are always concerned with the passengers' safety, education, and enjoyment. We need 20 volunteers every day we run.

  4. Assist with administrative work in our office, doing bulk mailings, printing newsletters, and mailing paperwork to Board members.

  5. Bake cookies for our annual Santa Specials. Hundreds of riders are treated to cookies and cocoa after the runs.

All volunteers ride the train free. These areas all require some training or familiarization. Tell any employee or volunteer of your interest the next time you ride the OC&T. Or contact us by mail or phone (see below), print this volunteer form, or email us. We look forward to working with you to make the OC&T even better!



Your donations are tax-deductible. The OC&T is owned by the Oil Creek Railway Historical Society, approved by the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit historical and educational public foundation.  Any amount donated is greatly appreciated. Receipts will be mailed if requested, or automatically for donations over $250. Your financial support will help us restore antique cars and buildings, as well as provide discounted rides to school students so our youth are able to understand the interaction of railroads and the petroleum industry during the beginnings of both.


Office address (for correspondence only, train does not depart from this location:

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad
117 N Franklin St
Titusville, PA  16354
Phone:  814-676-1733
Fax:  814-677-2192