Our April meeting has been cancelled. Next meeting is set for May. Watch this site for further news about our meetings and trips for this year and don't overreact. Good health and best wishes to all.
An uncommon opportunity to experience the elements of deluxe rail travel such as was routine in years past is available through the agency of our trip 20-HB-1 The Louisiane. It involves a private varnish trip on the "Hollywood Beach" starting in St. Louis to New Orleans and return with a layover to enjoy the delights of that historic place. These trips have become more difficult to do so don't pass up the chance. See our Trips section on the website for full particulars and order form.
The full details are now set for trips 20-Z-1 Think Spring Rail Tour, 20-A St. Louis MO Adventure, 20-B Galesburg Railroad Days & Explore Peoria Option, 20-HB-2 Galesburg Railroad Days (on PV Hollywood Beach), 20-C Boone & Scenic Railroad Dinner Train, 20-D Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad, Duluth, Amish Country and More, and 20-V-4 Great Lakes & Trains featuring the Grand Hotel; see the Trips section for the full details and order forms in pdf format. Book early to avoid disappointment; see you aboard!
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Changes have occurred at the former 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.
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Due to rising costs of running the club and publishing The Fast Mail, the membership dues were increased effective January 1, 2020 from $40 to $50. The last increase was 13 years ago, January 2007.
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