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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 …

Beggars Can’t Be Choosers (Santa Fe Signal Bridges Gone at LaPlata, MO)

The APRHF and BNSF have been in communication for quite a while about the donation of one of the Signal Bridges in LaPlata. This was to happen when they were torn down. Sadly …

New Membership Options!!

In an effort to give you back  some more enjoyment for being a member with us. We are now offering a subscription to White River Productions or Cowcatcher magazine for …

New Silver Rails Gallery Progress

Things are finally getting moving for the new location of the Silver Rails Gallery.  As you may know this new location is in the east end of the Silver Rails Event Center. …

Trails & Rails: Hard at Work During the Off Season

Traditionally, fewer people take the train during the colder winter months. The APRHF-sponsored Trails & Rails program on the Southwest Chief between Chicago Union …