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…

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…