Mission Statement….


Friends of the Scottsville L&N Depot Committee will diligently work toward the funding, restoring, and sustainability of the 19th century structure known as the Scottsville L&N Railroad Depot and collect, organize and preserve information and artifacts related to the history of the railroad in Scottsville and Allen County. In addition, the Committee will make efforts to inform and educate the public concerning the significance the railroad had on the economy of the city and county from the late 1880s until the mid 1970s when the line was abandoned.


The Friends of the Scottsville L&N Depot will apply for federal, state, and local grants applicable to the preservation and reconstruction of the depot. In addition, we will search for grants which may be related to programs which the restored building may host, i.e., visual arts programs, musical programs, and educational programs. We will also approach local and regional individuals, businesses,and industries for contributions toward the restoration and to ongoing expenses.
We will develop plans for generating operating income including but not limited to rental of the facility for community functions and private events, annual or semi-annual fundraisers, retail sales of railroad related items in the proposed gift shop in the restored depot and admission fees to the proposed L&N museum. In addition the City of Scottsville contributes $3000 to the Historical Society and the Fiscal Court contributes $4500 from which funds may be requested.
Future plans include:
1) Searching for railroad equipment which may be donated, loaned, or purchased such as railcars and/or a locomotive for exhibits
2) Purchase of adjacent property which was part of the original L&N property where the locomotive turntable and outdoor restroom are located
3) Restoration of the Rodemer railroad tunnel located south of Scottsville
4) Conversion of the old rail line route to walking and biking trails through the Rails-to-Trails program