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MARP meets in St. Johns on Jan. 26, 2019

MARP Member Meeting
Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:00 am – Noon
Historic Grand Trunk Depot
(Clinton Northern Railway Museum)
107 East Railroad St., St. Johns MI 48879
Map & Directions

MARP’s first meeting of 2019 will be held on Saturday, January 26, 10:00 AM to Noon, at the former Grand Trunk Depot, 107 E. Railroad Street, St. Johns MI 48879. Our presenter will be Nick Little, Director of the Railway Research and Education program at Michigan State University. He will explore with us the future of passenger rail in Michigan and across the country.  Mr. Little has a wealth of railroading experience, having started his career with British Railways.

We will also have a tour of the depot and the vintage rail cars being restored by volunteers led by Jenny and Gary McCampbell. Their most ambitious project has been the restoration of the “Sault St. Marie”, a 1902 Smith & Barney Sleeper car that probably ran between the Soo and Duluth until service ceased in 1936. Check out the article “An American Treasure Comes to St. Johns”. For more about the work of the museum and its volunteers, visit www.clintonnorthernrailway.org

Plan to join us following the meeting for socializing over lunch (everyone pays for their own lunch).

If you would like to arrange carpooling with someone in your area, please send an email to us at marprail@yahoo.com and we will do our best to find you a ride.

October 2018 edition of OnTrack

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW for MARP’s Annual Meeting on Nov. 10, 2018. You will find details on page 2 of the attached issue of ON TRACK.
Other information in this month’s issue includes:
  • Ann Arbor to Traverse City (A2TC) Rail Project Study Released
  • Amtrak Midwest offering extra trains for Thanksgiving
  • MARP member Rick Burn honored by Operation Lifesaver
  • Michigan Operation Lifesaver schedules training for new volunteers
  • Federal funds awarded to begin work on a CREATE project to unsnarl freight traffic in South Chicago
  • Links to thought-provoking essays on the state of transit in U.S.
  • A fast-time video chronicling the 16-hour blitz to replace four diamond crossings at Wayne Junction

Click here for a PDF version of the newsletter: ontrack_84

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Register now for MARP’s 2018 Annual Meeting!

REGISTER NOW FOR MARP’S
2018 ANNUAL MEETING

Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers
45th ANNUAL MEETING
O’Kelly Banquet Hall
23663 Park St, Dearborn MI 48124
November 10, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Make plans now to attend! Our featured speaker is Mr. Paul Larouche, recently retired from Bombardier, where he was Product Manager for High Speed and Commuter Rail passenger vehicles. Other invited speakers will provide updates on developments in the state of Michigan and the Midwest. Officers will be elected for the 2018-2020 term.

The cost to attend is $25 per person and includes a catered luncheon. The registration deadline is Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.

COST: $25 per person includes a catered lunch

DEADLINE:  Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 is the deadline for registrations.

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!
Click the button below to register online using PayPal, a major credit card or a debit card
Or download the mail-in form and send with a personal check
payable to MARP, Inc. to:
MARP, Inc.  | 
PO BOX 405  |  OKEMOS MI 48805

ACT NOW! The deadline for registration is Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.



Prefer registration by U.S. mail? Click on the form below, print it, fill it out and mail along with your check

Click here for a PDF version of the registration form
MARP Annual Mtg 2018 – web registration form.
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