Archive -- POSTPONED The Trains of Memory (Living Ghosts)
Monday, March 30, 2020 8:00 PM Monday, March 30, 2020 9:15 PM
Embassy Suites - Alexandria Old Town 1900 Diagonal Road Alexandria VA 22314
Presentation by Carl Fowler, noted rail tour operator and Association Vice-Chair, benefiting the "Jim Hamre Memorial Scholarship Fund".
The program includes slides of both the great (the real Super Chief, DZ, CZ, RGZ, 20th Century, etc), the good (the Rio Grande Prospector, the Phoebe Snow) and the bad (the Pennsy's laughable Chicago-Cincinnati daylight local in 1967, the Frisco's final KC--Birmingham plug) and contrasts them with trains of the current era. There is even some preservation material--particularly emphasizing lines like the White Pass and Yukon and the Silverton, which can actually function as transportation as well as a train ride. Carl has included a selection of amazing slides VIA Rail Canada released to its tour company partners just before everything went digital, which include things like a helicopter flyover sequence of the Canadian in Jasper National Park.
$25.00 PER PERSON - ALL ARE WELCOME!
ADMISSION FEE IS 100% TAX-DEDUCTIBLE
Note: This program is NOT included in the general Rail Nation DC Advocacy Summit & Day on The Hill Event registration. Rail Nation DC event registration is NOT required to attend this special program!
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