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UNION PACIFIC MUSUEM SHOWCASES RAILROAD ARTIST

The Union Pacific Railroad Museum, located in Omaha, Nebraska, is currently featuring the paintings of famed railroad artist Howard Fogg (1917-1996). The exhibit, entitled “History Revealed:Art and Illustration on the Railroad”, explores images reflecting both the development and perception of American railroads over time. Beginning with landscape illustrations of the 1850s, perceptions move from that…

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HELL ON WHEELS SEASON 5 PREMIERE DATE

AMC has now announced the premiere date for Season 5 of its acclaimed Western series, Hell on Wheels. Debuting in 2011, the show dramatizes the creation of North America’s first transcontinental railroad in the post-US Civil War years. A strong ensemble cast is led by Anson Mount, who plays former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon, a…

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STRANGE EMPIRE DEBUTS ON LIFETIME NETWORK – Rise of the Women

Strange Empire, the celebrated Western series that ran for one season on CBC, has found a second life. The Lifetime Network is set to debut the show this coming Friday, May 29th at 9E/8C. With a new series tagline, “Rise of the Women”, Strange Empire is well-matched to the programming of Lifetime, which focuses upon…

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STRANGE EMPIRE DVD & ONLINE STREAMING INFORMATION

Strange Empire, the critically-acclaimed Western series that ran for one season on CBC, is now available on DVD. Created by Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik, Strange Empire combined strong acting with strong writing to explore a number of ideas such as the expansion of settler society in the 19th century North American West, Indigenous rights, race relations, and…

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RUN TO THE BORDER – The Reno Gang in Canada

Followers of this site may know that one of the colleges this writer currently teaches for (St. Clair College) is based in Windsor, Ontario, directly across the river from Detroit, Michigan. Windsor has a long history as an “outlaw town” of sorts, whether serving as a refuge for past American bandits, providing alcohol during Prohibition…

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AMTRAK TRAIN DAYS START TODAY

Amtrak, the national passenger rail service in the United States, launches its new celebration of passenger train travel today, May 9th. Amtrak Train Days is a mobile and multiple event that officially kicks off at Chicago Union Station (10 AM Central Time) and includes the Amtrak Exhibit Train, which offers free tours of three display…