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KTVO-TV Interviews Trails & Rails APRHF Coordinators

Hello everyone! This is Robert Tabern, Chicago Coordinator for the Trails & Rails co-sponsored by APRHF. With the end of June and the start of July just around the …

Trails & Rails: Riding the Rails for a Month Already!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a month now that Trails & Rails has been going on the Southwest Chief between Chicago and La Plata. Due to myself changing …

Long Distance Trains are a Neccessity

Here is a neat story featuring a photo of the Southwest Chief pulling into the LaPlata Depot. This Depot is cared for by Amtrak and the APRHF.org.  Your president of the …

APRHF Member Window Stickers are Here!!!!

If you are a member of the APRHF as of this posting and do not have one of these window decals please email mail us your address and we will mail one out. Having this on the …

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 …