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ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAIN SUPPORTERS SEEK CROSS-BORDER HELP

Despite two consecutive Canadian federal governments pulling support, and the non-participation of the Ontario provincial government, those working to reinstate the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger train continue their fight. Stakeholders now offer two new ways for supporters of the train to add their voice. For Canadian citizens & residents, a parliamentary e-petition is available,…

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AMTRAK EXPANDS MISSOURI TRAIN TICKETS

Jesse James might have liked this deal when riding trains across Missouri avoiding the law – Amtrak is expanding its ten-ride ticket on the Missouri River Runner from 60 to 180 days. A holder of this multi-ride ticket can now take up to 10 trips on that Amtrak passenger train within six months. The Missouri…

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JESSE JAMES ON AMC – CULTURAL LEGACY

The American West (2016), the eight-episode docu-drama series that explored various Western icons between 1865 and 1890, recently concluded its run on AMC. The highlighted figures included Billy the Kid, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, General George Custer, Wyatt Earp, and Jesse James. For those new to the story of the Missouri outlaw James, the final…

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AMTRAK TO LAUNCH NATIONWIDE MAGAZINE

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, or Amtrak as it is publicly-known, is set to launch its first nationwide magazine this coming October. The National will be a bimonthly publication featuring stories from across the Amtrak network, including those traveling onboard its trains. The glossy will be produced by travel publisher, Ink, and will replace the…

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THE AMERICAN WEST ON AMC – FINAL EPISODE

The AMC docu-series The American West (2016), produced by Robert Redford, will air the final installment in its eight-episode run on July 30th. With a focus on the period between 1865 and 1890, the series has explored the stories of such Western icons as Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Wyatt…

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HELL ON WHEELS – SERIES FINALE

After five seasons of building story-lines in its dramatization of the building of the first transcontinental railroad, AMC’s Hell on Wheels will have its final episode this Saturday, July 23rd. The Western railroad series, which debuted in 2011 and has been filmed in Alberta, Canada, has framed its stories around that construction project undertaken by…

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RED DEAD REDEMPTION FINDS SUCCESS ON XBOX ONE

Following the July 8th backwards-compatibility launch of Red Dead Redemption (2010) for the Xbox One gaming console, the acclaimed Western video game has had a huge surge in sales. The industry website Gamespot has reported that retail of the third-person epic, set at the close of the Old West in 1911, has increased by over…