NATIONWIDE RALLIES TO SAVE AMTRAK TRAINS

As a response to the current US administration’s budgetary plan to end all long-distance Amtrak trains in America, nationwide rallies opposing the cuts are set for June 23rd and 24th. Led by the non-profit National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP), the #Rally4Trains events will draw attention to the key role that long-distance passenger rail plays…

CHEYENNE DEPOT DAYS, HELL ON WHEELS & AMTRAK

Depot Days are set to take place again this May 20th and 21st at the Cheyenne Depot in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This annual event at the historic train station includes exhibits, access to the Union Pacific roundhouse and steam shop, and vendors. A special trolley, running every 20 minutes, will take visitors to and from all…

PASADENA MUSEUM OF HISTORY CELEBRATES RAILROAD ART

A new exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History in California is examining art motivated by the world of the railroad. The Art of Getting There: Railroad Inspired Artistry, which runs from March 29th to August 13th, displays a variety of works ranging from paintings to sculpture to photography. Periods for the art stretch from…

COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM BEHIND-THE-SCENES LIBRARY TOUR

The Colorado Railroad Museum, located in Golden, will give a behind-the-scenes tour of its library on Saturday, April 22nd. “Treasures from the Library” is a one-and-a-half hour look at some of the Museum’s most cherished acquisitions. The tour will be led by the Museum’s Curator of Collections, Stephanie Gilmore. The Robert W. Richardson Railroad Library…

WEEKEND RAILROADERS – DOCUMENTARY FILM ON SPEEDERS

One interesting film made about railroad speeder culture is Weekend Railroaders, released in 2013 on Blu-Ray and DVD. A speeder, sometimes called a railway motor car, is a motorized rail vehicle that was used by railroads to inspect track and move work crews between locations. While not fast in comparison to a regular train, the…