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More About APRHF Rail Rangers

Just a few days ago, the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation announced the formation of its newest outreach program, the APRHF Rail Rangers. The goal of Rail Rangers …

APRHF Launches Rail Rangers Program

 
On Monday, July 20, 2015, the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF) officially launched¬† a brand new program. Rail Rangers is a special long-term …

‘Ultimate Junior Ranger’ Rides on Final Trails & Rails Trip

 
Since May 18 2013, National Park Service Trails & Rails volunteers have rode the 298 miles between Chicago¬† and La Plata on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line …

Galesburg Railroad Days a Fun Time with the Exhibit Train

Sometimes it takes a while to answer emails and sometimes it is done in record fashion. The email requesting us to work the Exhibit train in Galesburg, ILL was answered in …

The Road to the Lookout is Longer!! Storm Damage in La Plata

Hello everyone. The APRHF president wanted to update you on the condition of the lookout road in LaPlata, MO. We know quite a few folks like to come and watch trains from …

APRHF & “Zephyr Route” Team Up for Dome Excursion

The American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF) is proud to announce that it will be teaming up later this month with “Zephyr Route”, a private rail car …

6th Annual Silver Rails Model Train Show and Swap Meet OCT 17th 2015

Another good time and fun show is planned for all vendors and guests again this year. We will have operating layouts, model trains and accessories for your basement empire or …

Spring time work at the Lookout Point.

Sometimes things just work right and today was one of those days. I got done with my day job early. The weather was nice and the temps were cooler than normal. So I asked my …

APRHF and Trails & Rails Outreach Programs Announced for 2015; Join us in Chicago, Glen Ellyn, and Galesburg

Many people in the Chicagoland area and in La Plata, Missouri know that a Trails & Rails program has been operating on the Southwest Chief for the past few years now. The …

New Trails & Rails Trainees Complete Six Days of Training

Even though our Trails & Rails program has been on its annual winter-time hiatus for the past five months now and things appear to be very quiet, trainees and …