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Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:06 PM

TXARP Friends, National Train Day is May 9, 2009. To find more information go to: http://www.NationalTrainDay.com/ .

In addition to sites mentioned at the above website, Dallas and Fort Worth will have special activities. Amtrak, BNSF, and UP are participating. Private rail cars will be there. Other activities are planned for youngsters and families. Peter LeCody, President of Texas Rail Advocates, is coordinating the activities. This is to encourage TXARP members to not only attend the festivities, but to consider volunteering some of your time to assist with events in either Dallas or Fort Worth. If you would like to help, please contact Peter at: peter@texasrailadvocates.org.

If you attend, you will enjoy seeing the equipment and enjoying the events in either city. If you volunteer, you will feel that you contributed to the promotion and growth of passenger trains in Texas. As always, thank you for your support of expanded passenger train service in Texas.

Henry Wulff, President
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:10 PM

Events at Dallas Union Station, 400 South Houston Street in downtown Dallas - both inside and on Track #4 where you can see operating railroad equipment up close.

* Trinity Railway Express will have an "open house" set of commuter cars and a representative on hand to answer questions.
* DCTA (Denton County's commuter rail service) will explain their upcoming Denton to Dallas County passenger rail line.
* Union Pacific will have two locomotives for viewing. One is a rare "Heritage" unit and the other is a new low-emission GenSet locomotive that helps clear the air in North Texas.
* BNSF Railway will exhibit one of their new generation low-emission locomotives.
* The Railroad Museum at Fair Park will have several of their vintage railroad cars on display.
* DART light rail will have information on the soon to open Green and Orange lines, greatly expanding service to the region.
* Amtrak will hold a drawing for free tickets on their national network Texas Eagle service and the Heartland Flyer daily train between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.
* Wolfgang Puck Catering, the newest occupant of Union Station's second floor, welcomes National Train Day.
* Radio Disney will be on hand at Dallas Union Station from noon to 2pm with activities for the kids.
* Musical entertainment from noon to 4pm.
* Volunteers on hand to answer your train travel questions both locally and around the country.
* Operation Lifesaver will have information on how to stay safe around railroad crossings.

Events at the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center, 8th and Jones Street in downtown Fort Worth - both inside and on Track #2 where you can see operating railroad equipment up close.

* The Fort Worth T will have a set up and you can ask questions about their upcoming SW2NE commuter service from Southwest Fort Worth to DFW Airport.
* Amtrak will have one of their Heartland Flyer coaches and locomotive on display for the public to view. Amtrak will also hold a drawing for free round-trip tickets on the Texas Eagle and Heartland Flyer service. One of Amtrak's Station Hosts will be available to answer questions on long distance train travel.
* BNSF Railway will exhibit one of their new generation low-emission locomotives.
* Union Pacific will have two locomotives for viewing. One is a rare "Heritage" unit and the other is a new low-emission GenSet locomotive that helps clear the air in North Texas.
* The Trinity Railway Express will have a representative to answer questions about the commuter rail line.
* Operation Lifesaver will have information on how to stay safe around railroad crossings.
* Musical entertainment from noon to 4pm.

Check http://www.NationalTrainDay.com/ and http://www.texasrailadvocates.org/ often for updates on this year's activities, promotions and entertainment events.



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