Rail PHOTOS of the Month

For April, see FOUR new photos from Roseville, CA, the Los Angeles Gold Line, and Texas! All photos by RailPAC’s Russ Jackson.

Amtrak train #6, the California Zephyr, arrives at the Roseville station platform, located at the East end of the UP’s Roseville yard, on March 24. While the UP was rebuilding the […]

News about the Coast Starlight

RailPAC Directors Bruce Jenkins and Matt Melzer rode Amtrak train 14, the Coast Starlight returning from the RailPAC/NARP meeting in Los Angeles. Here is their report on the future of that train.

Bruce writes, “Matt Melzer and I were in the Parlour Car of #14 on Sunday enjoying coffee and muffins when an Amtrak Liaison […]

Capitol Corridor JPA March Meeting Report

Capitol Corridor JPA Meeting Report
March 21, 2007, Suisun City Hall
Reported by Russ Jackson
“One track will be open by the end of March, and the other by the end of April,” was the good news from the Union Pacific’s Tom Mulligan, reporting to the CCJPA on progress in repairing the destroyed rail bridge east of Sacramento. […]

RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 1 (of 5): The Opening Session

The Rail Conference on March 17, 2007, was held in the Los Angeles MTA Building auditorium, sponsored by the Rail Passenger Association of California, the National Railroad Passenger Association, and the Transit Coalition. All Reports and PHOTOS by Russ Jackson.
This report covers the Opening session, and the Annual Meeting and election of officers and […]

RailPAC/NARP March Conference report 5: Dukakis and PM panels

This report covers the afternoon session, which began with the inspiring talk by Gov. Michael Dukakis, who was an Amtrak board member and Vice Chairman, followed by panels discussing Regional and Commuter Rail, Southern California, and Urban Rail transit projects in Southern California, followed by a High Speed Rail report.

Gov. Michael Dukakis
Gov. Dukakis, in the […]