SUNDANCE: A NOVEL – Preview

The legends of the real-life American outlaws Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid remain sufficiently powerful enough to inspire fiction writers to create “what if” stories of their lives beyond the South American shoot-out that supposedly ended them. Sundance: A Novel, written by David Fuller and first published in 2014, is one such example. The…

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…

WESTWORLD NOW AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL PURCHASE

The first season of the acclaimed Westworld, which launched in Fall 2016 on HBO, is now available for digital purchase. The Sci-Fi/Western series is centered upon a technologically-advanced Western theme park, where rich guests pay to live out their fantasies without fear of being hurt by the various androids acting out Western characters.  However, beginning…

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…