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AAWA Newsletter is available

The second quarter 2018 issue of Washington Rail News is available, with many thanks to our new editor Patrick Carnahan. The front page features stories on Jim Hamre's award from the Rail Passengers Association, as well as AAWA's participation in RPA's advocacy day on the hill.  It is available at this link: Washington Rail News,...

Jim Hamre receives Golden Spike Award for rail advocacy

(WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2018)--Jim Hamre, the All Aboard Washington and Rail Passengers Association board member who lost his life in the Amtrak 501 accident in December, was honored by RPA for his tireless work toward a better and safer passenger rail system. In a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, RPA...

The All Aboard Washington Newsletter is here!

We apologize for the delay in sending the February-April 2018 AAWA newsletter to you. This issue is a memorial to our great friends Jim Hamre and Zack Willhoite, who were lost in the December 18 tragedy. Jim was the editor of our print newsletter, and Zack maintained AAWA's membership database....

Remembering Jim and Zack

Sometimes, terrible news takes a while to sink in. Leaving Kelso on Monday morning on train 502. Jim Hamre and Zack Wilhoite had planned to board and meet me in the bistro car. But they didn't show. I had already seen the images of 501 hanging off the highway bridge while waiting...

Response to Amtrak Cascades Train 501 Incident

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2017 Contacts: Lloyd Flem - Executive Director 620 Boundary Street SE Olympia WA 98501 Office: (360) 943-8333 Mobile: (360) 870-6286 Email: [email protected] Harvey Bowen – Board President Mobile: (206) 931-5921 Email: [email protected] All Aboard Washington is deeply saddened at this morning’s derailment and incident around Amtrak Cascades Train 501 at Mounts Road and Interstate 5. Several of...

All Aboard Washington Annual Membership Meeting on December 9

All Aboard Washington's annual membership meeting will be on Saturday December 9, 2017 from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Seventeen51 Restaurant & Bistro at Panorama in Lacey, 1751 Circle Lane SE (off of Sleater-Kinney Rd). RSVP required by Dec. 4 to ensure you will have a lunch. Lunch cost will be...

Expanded Amtrak Cascades service launches December 18!

The Washington State Dept. of Transportation has announce the two additional Amtrak Cascades roundtrips between Seattle and Portland will begin on December 18. There will be earlier trains and later trains departing both Seattle and Portland than what we now have. Running times will be reduced and on time performance...

Stampede Pass Rail Study

UPDATE: The final report is available. It's been nearly forty years since the last passenger train linked the Tri-Cities and Seattle via Stampede Pass, and almost ever since then communities have been trying to get the trains back. Now with funding from All Aboard Washington, a passenger rail advocacy group, a...

AAWA Pasco rail summit is September 16

All Aboard Washington’s annual Eastern Washington meeting, originally set for July 15, is now scheduled for Saturday September 16 at the TRAC Center in Pasco from noon until 4 p.m. The TRAC Center is located in northwest Pasco at 6600 Burden Blvd (I-182 exit 9), several miles from the Amtrak station and downtown Pasco. This...