GREEN LOCOMOTIVES COMING TO MIDWEST AMTRAK

Greener locomotives will soon grace the front of Amtrak passenger trains in the Midwest region. The engines, Siemens Chargers, meet the highest standards for US emissions, according to the Environmental Proctection Agency (EPA). Siemens, a German company, has operations in the US and is building the new locomotives in Sacramento, California. The new engines also…

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…

HELL ON WHEELS COLLECTOR’S SET NOW AVAILABLE

A new collector’s set for fans of AMC’s Hell on Wheels (2011-2016) is now available. Released today (May 30th), Hell on Wheels: The Complete Limited Edition Collector’s Set with Soundtrack offers not only every episode of the series but also contains a number of items designed to give context to the Western railroad drama. The…

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…