This page is open to groups or individuals who donate $500 or more to the TLEW.

  • CenturyLink for their donation to the Museum for the purchase of a Message Board now hanging in the museum building.  We will be updating it as needed during the year for visitors to know what is going on at the Museum.

  • Concepts Home Remodeling and Repairs for all the supplies needed to transform the 403’s interior into a useful Museum Display, Activity and Meeting Car.
  • CJ Owen for 50 new cushioned chairs and 10 new folding tables currently being used in the 403.
  • Duane Karam For all the supplies to rebuild the Grand Rapids Depot/Shed with new siding and steel doors.

  • Baumann Auto Group Genoa (Formerly Genoa Ford): Sales Consultant John Wronkowicz and General Manager Jeff Brown along with Concepts and Clouse Construction arranged for the TLE&W Railway and Museum to participate during Phase-1 on the demolition of the Ford Dealership in Genoa to make way for their new facility. By allowing the removal of reusable fixtures and building supplies, this generous donation will save us thousands of dollars during future projects at the TLE&W Railway and Museum. Special thanks go to (Waterville Resident and Bluebird Supporter) John Wronkowicz who kept the project alive for the Museum. If you are looking for a new or used car contact John at: to let him know you appreciate what he did for our museum.

  • George H. Sitzenstock Trust for a very generous gift of $4178.50.  Thank you to Trustee/Administrator Corey J. Speweik for his consideration of our organization in awarding this grant!  The Trust was set up to support non-profit rail-related organizations, and we are honored to receive this funding!