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Coal Train effects on Passenger Trains in the Northwest Corridor

On June 15, Transportation Choices Coalition hosted one of its Friday Forums at the downtown Seattle YMCA. The topic was Coal Train effects on Passenger Trains in the Northwest Corridor. This issue arises from proposals to site up to six coal export terminals in Puget Sound, along the Pacific Coast...

Rep. Mike Armstrong: Invest in Transportation Infrastructure

The  June 9  All Aboard Washington meeting in Wenatchee featured Rep. Mike Armstrong (R-Wenatchee), Ranking Member of the House Transportation Committee. Rep Armstrong’s presentation, punctuated with humor, had the serious message that the continued economic well-being of Washington State requires major investments  in transportation infrastructure, including intercity rail, freight and passenger, as...

Washington Rail News Past Newsletters

We have added back issues of our bi-monthly newsletter, Washington Rail News, to our Washington Rail News page now going as far back as 2005. These are available for everyone to read, and if you like what you see and are not a member, join today!  ...

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...