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APRHF/Trails and Rails makes the Passenger Rail News

Every day at 3 p.m., Amtrak Southwest Chief departs the south concourse at Chicago Union Station. For the first 1.5 miles out of the station, the train travels due south, …

National Park Passport Stamp Collecting..Come Get One on the Southwest Chief

The kickoff of the new Trails & Rails program between Chicago and La Plata on the Southwest Chief is less than 2 weeks away from now and we honestly can’t be …

We Have Been Working on the Railroad. HO Scale That Is.

It is that time of year when the APRHF goes out on the road and attends some train shows. At those shows we have all the information that covers what we do and the what you …

Trails and Rails on the Southwest Chief #3

We are just a few weeks away from our Trails & Rails Inaugural Run on the Southwest Chief between Chicago and La Plata, Missouri… and all 25 docents are very …

Trails and Rails on the Southwest Chief #2

As I write this blog post here (on April 22, 2013) we are halfway done with the Trails & Rails group’s training runs to Galesburg and back. Over the course of six …

Trails and Rails on the Southwest Chief #1

– Even though it’s April now and it feels more like December… remember when it was December and it felt more like April? Anyway, my wife Kandace and I took …

Silver Rails Country: Exciting, Relaxing and Fun! All in One!

Are you looking for a place that is Exciting? Come on out!!
Are you looking for a place to Relax? Come on out!!
Are you looking to have some Fun? Come on out!!
 Silver Rails …

National Train Day 2013 in LaPlata, Chicago and Los Angeles

First off here is the info on the La Plata Event. The train station will be open from 9 to 3 on May 11th
Free Coffee and Donuts available in the morning, Amtrak Memorabilia …

APRHF Advisory Council Report

Here is a large update on what has been going on over the past few weeks. We had a formal meetings in La Plata and outlined some goals to achieve. We had lots of good …

Rail Lookout Point: All Season Train Watching Excitement!!

The rail lookout point was built in 2007 on the Ex-Wabash right away as an open platform train watching deck. Since the Wabash crossed the Ex-Santa Fe (now BNSF) transcon via …