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A Community is Formed Aboard a Train
I have come to the end of the second transcontinental train trip produced by the nonprofit Millennial Trains Project (MTP), having just returned home to Washington, DC after sharing the final two days with the group in New York City, the journey's endpoint. MTP is an endeavor founded on the idea that...
Tue, Aug 19 2014
A Fresh Model for Dining by Rail
Part of the mission of the Millennial Trains Project is to inspire ideas for a prosperous and sustainable American future by connecting Millennials to America’s landscape and history through the experience of cross-country train travel. And nothing complements a train journey quite like good food...
Sat, Aug 16 2014
Exceptional Foreign Students Share Perspectives on Train Travel
This year’s Millennial Trains Project (MTP) — whose inspiration comes from founder Patrick Dowd’s experience with a similar train journey of purpose for Millennials as a Fulbright scholar in India — is fortunate to have on board five Fulbright scholars representing five different...
Tue, Aug 12 2014
The First Maker Space on Rails
The second annual Millennial Trains Project transcontinental journey is fortunate to host the first ever mobile maker space on board the 1956 Budd-built dome-lounge Silver Splendor (originally the CB&Q’s Silver Buckle ). Built as a dome-coach, the interior was converted so that one side of...
Mon, Aug 11 2014
A Town, and a Park, Built By and Intertwined With the Railroad
Any city or town of significant size in America’s interior that is not located on a navigable waterway was built by, and so located because of, the railroad. By and large, cities and towns located along linear pathways in the West and Midwest are arrayed along rail lines, either existing or former...
Mon, Aug 11 2014
Train Travel and the (New) American Dream
The mentors and lecturers invited to speak to this year’s Millennial Trains Project (MTP) participants have begun to instigate discussions on redefining the American Dream, the central theme of this year’s journey. And the means by which MTP is moving across the country — the train...
Sat, Aug 9 2014
Inside the Barriger Library: Check out our Flickr site of historic rail photos
In the 1930s, a lone switchman walks along the Illinois Central’s tracks near Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The First Regiment Armory appears in the background. John W. Barriger III Photo. John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library, St. Louis Mercantile Library, UMSL. Seen any good railroad...
Wed, Feb 26 2014
What railroad are you thankful for?
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Mon, Nov 25 2013
Fighting the good fight in Michigan
Kevin P. Keefe
People who fight for better passenger-train service never get combat pay, but they deserve it. That’s a conclusion I reached last Saturday after attending the annual meeting of the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers ( www.marp.org ), which is celebrating its 40 th year. Founded by John...
Wed, Sep 18 2013
Looking for railroad history in Canada’s capital
[caption image="/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-00-07-48/1680.DSC_5F00_0713.JPG" position="right"]Canadian Pacific 4-8-4 No. 3100. Photo by Jim Wrinn [/caption]OTTAWA – Participants at this year’s Association of Railway Museums/Tourist Railway Association...
Wed, Nov 7 2012
Pullman: Though the factory is gone, the community remains
A Southwest Airlines 737 takes off from Chicago's Midway Airport, flying over the remains of the Pullman plant. Jim Wrinn photo CHICAGO – I visited the fabled Pullman Palace Car plant on the south side of Chicago on a recent weekend. It was the Historic Pullman Foundation’s 39 th annual...
Tue, Oct 23 2012
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