District HQTrain Day, May 9, 2009, at the California State Rail Museum, Sacramento.
Photos courtesy Debbie Mullins, Caltrans Rail Marketing Branch; Comments by Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer. (Photo) Art Lloyd with Caltrans Rail Chief Bill Bronte

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Move the Sacramento Depot?   May 26th, 2009

Sacramento Preservation Commission Votes to Leave Depot in Place.
Special Meeting May 21, 2009
Report by Bill Kerby, RailPAC Treasurer
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With only one dissenting vote, the Sacramento Preservation Commission voted to recommend the City Council rescind its 2004 compromise plan that would have kept the Sacramento Valley Station in proximity of the Union Pacific mainline by moving the entire depot complex more than a football field length.

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“WE HAVE NO MONEY SO WE HAVE TO THINK*”
Commentary on a vital current issue by Paul J. Dyson, RailPAC President REVISED 5/25/09.
Well, the party’s over for the United States and especially for California.

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From a different perspective, by RailPAC Member Alexander Friedman! 43ma25469510-00081

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Train Day PHOTOS   May 15th, 2009

From Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, and Ft. Worth!
May 9, 2009.
Photos and comments by RailPAC photographers. lausplaza5-9-091

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CA Corridors April 2009 Stats   May 14th, 2009

Reported by Eugene K. Skoropowski
Managing Director, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority

April numbers on the Capitol Corridor were somewhat improved from March, and a strong showing on the San Joaquins and positive numbers on the Pacific Surfliners were among the few corridor services to show improvement nationally.

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Photos and Comments by Noel Braymer, Editor, Western Rail Passenger Review

The meeting was held on Saturday, May 2, 2009, from 10:00 to 4:30 in the Board Room of the Los Angeles MTA.
100_2475 RailPAC President Paul Dyson (right) opened the meeting with NARP Chairman George Chilson (seated left). Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge (center) welcomed the some 200 attendees.

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RailPAC-NARP Meeting Report   May 11th, 2009

William “Bill” Lindley of Scottsdale, Arizona attended the joint RailPAC/NARP meeting in Los Angeles and files this report and personal observations. Mr. Lindley is an Associate Director/website maintainer for RailPAC.

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Passed by approximately 120 RailPAC and/or NARP members at the May 2 joint meeting in Los Angeles.

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LAUS Celebrates its 70th   May 7th, 2009

Reported by Paul Dyson, with PHOTOS!
Monday, May 4, was the 70th anniversary of the opening of Union Station. laus-from-the-front1 This view is 20 years old (Noel Braymer photo)

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