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The Silver Rails Event Center “A Fine Place To Celebrate”

The APRHF does have a not so little secret in LaPlata that is enjoyed by many. It is the Silver Rails Event Center. This venue is operated by our Vice President Amy Cox. She …

Lets Take a Walk to the APRHF Exhibition of Amtrak History

It is finished!! The APRHF collected enough bricks from different places to finish the walkway to the Exhibition of Amtrak History. We hope this is only a temporary walkway …

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Wow I can see again!! ¬†Proclaimed a message on Facebook. Yes we know it has been quite a while since the trees were cleared. Funds are tight so this project had to wait. …

‘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 …

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. …