Thanks to Rick Harnish for the excellent program on high speed rail presented at the October meeting. Changes have occurred at his organization, formerly the Midwest High Speed Rail Association. It now is the High Speed Rail Alliance, with the website being https://www.hsrail.org. The snail mail address is 4765 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60625; the phone number (773) 334-6758. There’s a petition available on the website seeking signatures to send to Congress to support high speed rail service in America.
The next meeting of the 20th Century Railroad Club will be Wednesday November 13, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Founders Room in the southwest portion of the Great Hall of Chicago Union Station. The presenter will be Mark Llanuza; for full details see the listing under Meetings. Please remember the Amtrak garage has been closed as the site is being redeveloped.
Thank you to everyone who traveled with us in 2019! Our first trips for 2020 are up, and more are following as details are completed. See the Trips section and order early to avoid disappointment.
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