For information about Train Day activities near you, go to http://www.nationaltrainday.com/events/other/and click on your state for a list of events! Now read about some of the activities in California: RailPAC salutes one of the Train Day events to be held in California: at the Dunsmuir Amtrak station from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This historic railroad town on the route of the Coast Starlight, built in the 1880s, will have many features, an exhibit of train use during World War II, and the 4th annual Pie Social! Pie is $3 a slice, $20 for a whole pie. Come on up!
RailPAC Officers, Directors, and Members will be present at Train Day activities at Los Angeles Union Station, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and other locations. Come by, see what we are doing, discuss current events, and get free copies of RailPAC publications INCLUDING the new “Seat Checks” for you to use when riding trains.
California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento. Two visually exciting 1950s-era vintage streamlined diesel locomotives from the CSRM’s prized collection — Southern Pacific 6051 and Western Pacific 913 — will be on a special back-to-back configuration pulling the open-air gondolas and first class El Dorado observation lounge car on National Train Day. Sacramento will also have a “delayed” National Train Day Event either in late July or early August as a direct result of the Sacramento Track Project ready date being pushed back from May to Late July/Early August.
The next “Steel Wheels Conference” in California will be in Sacramento on Saturday, September 15, 2012, in the Stanford Gallery at the California State Rail Museum. Confirmed Keynote speaker: Assemblymember Roger Dickinson. RailPAC will present Caltrans Division of Rail Chief Bill Bronte an award honoring his career. Stacey Mortenson, Executive Director of ACE, will be a speaker. Please check here for update announcements as they become available.
Paul Dyson, RailPAC President