Fall 2004 stories included:
- The Blue Water is back! Initial ridership shows double digit increase
- MARP member helps the “Train to the Tulips” return
- Major revision of MARP bylaws proposed
- Guest editorial: Making the connection between urban planning and homeland security
- MARP wins long stuggle over platform heights
- MARP works against anti-Amtrak bill
- How about a cross border connection at Detroit?
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.
Michigan has many excursion, tourist, museum and dinner railroad operations available for purely recreational trips. Pictured above is an August 2004 excursion train to the Boyne Fall’s Polish Festival by Lake Central Railroad Tours. Power was provided by the Tuscola and Saginaw Bay Railway. (Photo by Larry Sobczak)
Residents gather on the platform of the Bangor Amtrak Station as the Pere Marquette arrives during its 20th anniversary run on Aug. 5, 2004. (Photo Courtesy of Holland Sentinel / J.R. Valderas)
MARP member Eric Elliot receives a certificate of appreciation from Westrain during the Pere Marquette 20th anniversary celebration. (Photo Courtesy of Holland Sentinel / J.R. Valderas)