You can help keep vintage railroading alive in Central Texas by becoming an Austin Steam Train Association donor. The mission of the Austin Steam Train Association is to preserve, interpret and re-create the first-hand experience of historic steam-era railroading for the enjoyment and edification of today’s families and the generations to come. Gifts from our donors help “fill the gap” between the revenue generated from ticket sales and what we need to keep providing an authentic railroading experience on a year-round basis.

Every donation to our passenger car restoration fund goes directly to restoring and maintaining our fleet!  As a nonprofit, 501c(3) organization, your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


2017 Restoration Projects

To donate to our Passenger Car Restoration fund, please click HERE.

To donate to our Locomotive 786 fund, please click HERE.


2017 Memberships

Members get special perks by becoming regular donors! Join the team HERE.


Support us when you shop

Amazon donates .5% of eligible purchases right back to us! To select ASTA as your Amazon Smile charity, please click HERE.


2017 Amplify Austin

Every year ASTA participates in Amplify Austin—a community wide celebration to support non-profit organizations in Central Texas. This year, we hope you will join the festivities at Whitestone Brewery on March 2nd from 6-9pm—to help us SMASH an ambitious fundraising goal!

This year is particularly special because it marks 25 years of passenger car service. Happy birthday to us! That is why our goal this year is to raise $25,000. Help us celebrate, and raise a portion of that $100,000 we need to stay on track!

Ready to jump on board? Mark your calendar for March 2nd from 6-9pm at Whitestone Brewery- 601 E. Whitestone Blvd, Suite 500- in the corner of the Rail Yard shopping center. $1 from every beer sold will benefit ASTA!  There will also be prizes and surprises!

If you can’t make it, please schedule a donation for Amplify Austin day by clicking the link below.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity!

Schedule your donation for Amplify Austin Day HERE. (Click the green “Donate now” button. Make sure to leave the check mark in the box to donate on Amplify Austin Day.)

Invite your friends to the event on Facebook HERE.


Important documents

To view our most recent 990, please click HERE.

To view our most recent annual report, please click HERE.