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Annual Steel Wheels Conference

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Steel Wheels in California

Saturday – November 15th
California State Railroad Museum Auditorium,  Sacramento

Register Today
Members:  $35 / Non-members:  $45

Keynote Speaker:  California Assembly Member Dickinson
Chad Edison:  Deputy Secretary for Transportation at California State Transportation Agency
Here’s your chance to meet the new NARP President Jim Mathews.
Further speaker information to follow.

Save 15% on Amtrak travel to Sacramento

Additional details to follow.

RailPAC eNewsletter for October 13, 2014

Amtrak busing delayed passengers Toledo Blade-Oct 7, 2014 Chronic passenger train delays of eight to 12 hours between Toledo and Chicago have prompted Amtrak to begin busing passengers on that route. Amtrak started busing customers on Sunday when the train was more than 10 hours late, said Amtrak spokesman Christina Leeds…She said the passenger train delays are caused [...]

Capitol Corridor Monthly Report (September, 2014)

Reported by David B. Kutrosky, Managing Director
Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority
Service Performance Overview
The Capitol Corridor ended FY 2014 with a bang. In September 2014, a total
of 119,034 passengers rode Capitol Corridor trains, an impressive increase
of 7.6% compared to September 2013, which also marks the sixth consecutive
month of ridership increases for the service. Revenue for September [...]

The VictorvilleTri-State Junction

By Noel T. Braymer
There are plans to build High Speed Rail from Las Vegas to Victorville on I-15 and then run these trains to Palmdale on the right of way of a proposed new highway between these 2 cities. From Palmdale the Las Vegas trains could be extended to Burbank sharing the California High Speed [...]

RailPAC eNewsletter for October 6, 2014

UPDATE: Amtrak angles to keep control of Hoosier State route Indianapolis Business Journal – Oct 1, 2014 A little-used, delay-plagued passenger rail line from Indianapolis to Chicago has become a battleground, as Amtrak tries to fend off competition invited by the Indiana Department of Transportation.

October 6, 2014
The above copy of this enewletter is on a PDF file [...]

RailPAC rail PHOTOS of the month (September, 2014)

Here are this month’s photos by RailPAC photographers from everywhere!
Click on each photo to see it full size!
Contributions to this page are welcome. Send your jpg rail photos to Russ Jackson, RailPAC Photo Editor, at info@railpac.org.

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Amtrak’s northbound Vermonter, which travels the NEC to that state from Washington DC daily, is arriving [...]

Why California needs some Publicly Owned Railroads

By Noel T. Braymer
California already owns hundreds of miles of railroad, particularly in Southern California. From Lancaster to Los Angeles down to San Diego most of the railroad is partially or wholly owned by the public. The exception is about 15 miles of railroad shared by passenger trains between Los Angeles and Fullerton on the [...]

RailPAC eNewsletter for September 29, 2014

In 2000 the plan was to replace all low level equipment on the LOSSAN Corridor with the new double-deck Pacific Surfliner equipment. With faster loading about 2 minutes per station stop could be taken out of the schedule. That means with 7 intermediate stations at least 14 minutes could be pulled between San Diego and [...]

Restoration of the Desert Wind is needed now!

Commentary by Anthony Lee, RailPAC Associate Director
At the recent congressional hearing regarding re-authorization of Amtrak, Congresswoman Diane Titus(D) of Las Vegas requested a another study regarding restoring passenger rail service to Las Vegas, which is good news. The best option of restoring passenger rail service is a daily connection to the [...]