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…

MUSIC FOR THE ACR – FUNDRAISER FOR ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAIN

The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) has announced a major fundraising event toward re-starting passenger rail service on the Algoma Central Railway. On April 6th, celebrated Canadian folksinger Ian Tamblyn will perform at Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Money raised will support efforts by Missanabie Cree First Nation…

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…

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…

COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM OFFERS BEHIND-SCENES TOUR WITH DIRECTOR

The Colorado Railroad Museum, located west of Denver in Golden, is offering its first Adult Education program of 2017 this coming Saturday, January 21st. On that day, the museum’s Executive Director, Donald Tallman, will give a behind-the-scenes tour. Entitled “Director’s Pick”, Tallman will share some of his favorite museum spots and stories.   The Colorado…

AMTRAK ADDS NEW STATION IN MISSOURI’S ARCADIA VALLEY

Passenger rail service returns tomorrow (November 20th) to an area in southern Missouri that has gone without for 48 years. Amtrak’s Texas Eagle – which runs between Chicago and Los Angeles – will now serve the Arcadia Valley Station in Arcadia, Missouri. Previous service by the Missouri Pacific Railroad at the Arcadia depot ended in…