COLORADO FRONT RANGE PASSENGER RAIL – NEXT STEPS

The state of Colorado has taken an important recent step toward the return of passenger rail along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. On February 23rd, the state Senate approved a bill to continue the mandate of the Southwest Chief Commission to maintain & expand passenger service in the south of Colorado, while expanding…

THE LEGEND OF BUTCH & SUNDANCE – THE TV MOVIE

The Legend of Butch & Sundance (2006) is a curious movie. Filmed in 2003 and intended for a 2004 release as a TV movie on NBC, it did not air until two years after that. Conceived as a TV pilot for a series that did not materialize, this 89-minute family-friendly Western features some interesting performances,…

WESTERN VIDEO GAME FLASHBACK – OUTLAWS (1997)

In the year of the coming Red Dead Redemption 2, it is worth flashing back to a major touchstone in the Western video game genre, one marking its 20th anniversary, LucasArts’ Outlaws (1997). Released for PC (personal computer) platform, Outlaws is a “first-person shooter” in which players experience the game thru the eyes of the…

CHICAGO TRANSPORTATION CENTER HOSTING TRAINS MAGAZINE TALK ON CHICAGO ISSUE

The Northwestern University Transportation Center (Evanston, Illinois) is set to host a presentation with two editors from Trains magazine to discuss that periodical’s new Chicago special issue. The February 16th event features David Lassen and Jim Wrinn, who will talk about their new 100-page Chicago, America’s Railroad Capital, and rail operations in the city. Associate Editor…