Spring 2008 MARP member newsletter

Spring 2008 stories include:

  • Resurrection of the Trolley – Detroit plans for light-rail on Woodward Avenue
  • More light-rail for Michigan? – Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids considering streetcar systems
  • National Train Day – Amtrak to celebrate event promoting railroads
  • What’s next for Amtrak? – Bush Administration proposes $800 million for Amtrak; FRA proposes electrified line from Maine to Florida
  • Stepping Up Security – Amtrak screens passengers before boarding trains
  • Connecting the U.P. – Amtrak and Indian Trails connect Wisconsin with Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
  • Coming to a Halt – Lake Central Rail Tours cancels excursions in Northern Michigan
  • Cabbage all the Way – Push-pull operation returns to Amtrak’s Pere Marquette
  • Turning back the clock . . . . MARP looks back at Michigan’s past passenger rail operations
  • Looks like NYC – Restored private cars make way through Michigan
  • A Rail Merger of a Different Kind – Couple Tues the Knot aboard Amtrak’s Wolverine
  • Chairman’s Corner – Stepping Down, Stepping Up
  • When is a rail project not a rail project? – New railroad tunnel being considered under Detroit River
  • Remembering Lake Central – MARP looks back at the excursion operations of Lake Central Rail Tours in Central and Northern Michigan over the years

Published quarterly, The Michigan Passenger serves as the official publication of the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers. Copies of the publication can be found at every Amtrak station in the state of Michigan as well as locations having interest in passenger rail such as local libraries, hobby stores and city halls. To receive this publication at your home or business, you must become a member of MARP. Join by filling out the application in the About MARP section of this website.