• detail image of project

    Historic Apache Railway - Located in rural AZ
    Photo credit: John Ireland

  • detail image of project

    Historic Apache Railway - Located in rural AZ
    Photo credit: John Ireland

  • detail image of project

    Historic Apache Railway - Located in rural AZ
    Photo credit: John Ireland

Apache Railway

The historic Apache Railway – a critical piece of infrastructure in rural Arizona—is now poised for new growth and a bright future. A three-year effort to save the Apache has been realized thanks to local and state collaboration.

Clearinghouse CDFI, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, provided $2.5 million in financing to help make this project possible.

“We are delighted to support the dedicated staff at the Apache Railway. Our shared commitment to the railroad’s heritage ensures its bright future as a business and integral piece of the local and national economy,” said Andrew Gordon, President of Arizona MultiBank, a division of Clearinghouse CDFI.

“This project is vital to many rural communities, businesses, and families in Navajo County, Arizona and surrounding areas,” said Douglas Bystry, President & CEO of Clearinghouse CDFI. “We are happy to partner with the Arizona Commerce Authority to provide financing for the continued operation of the Apache Railway, operating since 1917.”

“The case of the Apache Railway demonstrates how public and private interests should work together. In saving the Apache, both gave full measure so that our community might live well and prosper. A fully-functioning Apache Railway will attract new businesses, and gives Navajo County the necessary underpinnings for job growth and the resulting economic benefit for the entire community, now and into the future.”
- Steve Brophy, President of the Apache Railway Company
Financing Provided:
$2.5 Million
Location:
Snowflake, AZ
Purpose:
Integral Community Transportation System
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