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All Aboard Washington rides the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad Steam Train

Sat, July 21, 12pm – 4pm 1101 Sylvenus Street, Chehalis, WA 98532 (map) From Seattle: Cascades Train 513 to Centralia (CTL); Cascades Train 508 return. From Portland: Cascades Train 500 or Cascades Train 506 to Centralia (CTL); Cascades Train 509 return. Join us on the third Saturday of July (due to the Rails...

Steampunk Lullaby

Submitted to All Aboard Washington by a hopefully future member: By Zoë Garrett Sometimes, When I lie awake in the dark, I can hear the trains: Forlorn whistles echoing, Sounding through the hills, And I imagine that I can hear The clack of wheels on tracks Weaving in between the sound Of the lonely whistle. Sometimes, When I lie awake in the dark, The...

Washington and Oregon DOTs will work more closely to manage the Amtrak Cascades

Washington and Oregon are creating a new partnership and will develop a plan for managing passenger-rail service between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver, B.C., as one continuous rail corridor rather than two separate state operations. Transportation officials for each state signed an agreement today as another step toward offering faster, more...

Support All Aboard Washington

All Aboard Washington would like to remind our members of the fundraising request we sent out a couple weeks ago. If you are able to respond with an extra contribution before the end of 2011, we much appreciate it. Just click on the Donate button to the right. The 2012 Legislative...

Amtrak Trip Greenville, SC to Seattle Part 2 of 2

Continued from Part 1. Boston-Chicago, July 23-24 Since I was going to be in a Viewliner sleeping car from Boston to Chicago and was unsure about the time I might have in Chicago to repack, before leaving my niece’s, I crammed everything I would need for four nights into my overnight...

Amtrak Trip Greenville, SC to Seattle Part 1 of 2

The excuse for my trip (after flying to Cincinnati and renting a car to drive to my college fraternity convention in Columbus, Ohio; then to Kingston, Tennessee to visit my brother and his wife; and Asheville, North Carolina to visit my nephew and his family) was to return by train...

AAWA Operation Lifesaver Presentations

AAWA’s continually advocates passenger and freight trains as the safest, most environmentally-sound means of moving people and goods. The  relatively few fatalities that occur in association with trains are mostly as result of pedestrians and motor vehicle drivers trespassing or making tragically bad decisions ( as trying the “beat the...

AAWA Part of High-Level Advocacy for Our Intercity Passenger Trains

Two meetings held in late July in Portland and Seattle emphasized the growing important of Northwest Corridor trains and the strong bipartisan support of highly-influential people evident at the two meetings. Portland hosted the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER – the American Northwest and Western Canada) on July 20.  The well-attended...

Trains 513 and 516 service to Vancouver Saved!

http://crosscut.com/blog/crosscut/20466/Canada-relents-on-cash-demands-for-late-Amtrak-run-from-Seattle/ VICTORY! -- We've just received word that Canadian Minister for Public Safety, Vic Toews, announced in a CBC interview this morning, "Upon careful review of the business case and despite some significant financial constraints, the Canada Border Services Agency has decided that it will continue to provide publicly funded border...