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All Aboard Washington June 14th Meeting

All Aboard Washington will be having our next meeting at Basil’s Kitchen in the Embassy Suites Hotel (Embassy Suites Hotel 15920 W Valley Hwy, Seattle, WA 98188) in Tukwila, WA next to the Amtrak/Sounder Station. Mike Elliot of the BLET (Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen) and Herb Kohn of the UTU (United Transportation Union) are our invited speakers.

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National Train Day at King Street Station

Saturday May 10th was National Train Day. Amtrak and  other community groups hosted events at Amtrak Stations nationwide. Seattle’s at King Street Station was no exception. Amtrak had a grant event at the newly restored King Street Station, where Amtrak’s Rob Eaton, Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim, WSDOT’s Ron Pate and Kirk Fredrickson, and retired Amtrak President and USDOT secretary Alan Boyd were in attendance and spoke. There were also other Amtrak staff, Volunteers, and an event staffing firm helping run the show.

Amtrak’s National Train Day at King Street Station in Seattle. More below the jump.
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“Rail in the Northwest” Program May 14

Many rail advocates will be interested in a program  “Rail in the Northwest”, presented by Russell Holter. The program is a look at the significance of railroads in the history and development of our region and Washington state. Mr. Holter is  professionally employed by the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation. He is co-Founder of the Cascades Rail Foundation and author of “Rails to Paradise”, the history of the train which ran to Mount Rainier National Park.


Russell is an accomplished speaker and will bring Northwest rail history to life in words and pictures. Ample time for questions.


“Rail in the Northwest” is sponsored by the Des Moines (WA) Historical Society. The program is on Wednesday, May 14, 7-9 PM at the Des Moines IOOF Hall, 728 South 225th Street, Des Moines WA, in the heart of downtown Des Moines, one-half block west of Marine View Drive.


AAWA Board member Jim Langston is Program Chairman of the DMHS. All are welcome.

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Why has high-speed rail moved so slowly in the US?

You are invited to join us on April 5 to investigate …

Why has high-speed rail moved so slowly in the US?

Luncheon presentation by Dr. Anthony Perl

Saturday, April 5, 2014 (11:00 am – 4:30 pm)

Embassy Suites (historic Multnomah Hotel)
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, Oregon 97204
convenient to light rail

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January Meeting Date Change

Our January business meeting in Tukwila has been rescheduled for Saturday January 18th from Noon to 4, at the same place (restaurant inside the Tukwila Embassy Suites). This change has been made primarily for those who are interested in watching the Seahawks beat the Saints in the playoff game that afternoon. If you have made reservations on Amtrak please contact them to change your itinerary. Our guest speaker will be Rep. Steve Bergquist who is on the House Transportation Committee.

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