Kansas City held two days of opening celebrations beginning on Friday, May 6 at the historic Kansas City Union Station, which features the southern terminal of the line. After the speeches, some 35,000 people lined up to ride. Andrew Grahl photo (May 6, 2016)
The presenter of our December meeting will be ERA Program Chairman Andrew Grahl. Andrew has a wonderful slideshow planned covering the following subjects:
2016 Streetcar Openings: Visit Washington, Kansas City and Cincinnati and see their opening day festivities. Views of legacy trolley systems in the 1950s will also be covered.
Canadian Traction News: A look at Montreal’s new Azur subway trains and Toronto’s new Bombardier Flexity streetcars. A ride on the new 514 Cherry Street to Distillery Loop will be shown.
Northern Quebec and Labrador: See the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway, the former Cartier Railway, the electric mining operation at Carol Lake, Labrador and take a 357-mile ride on the Tshiuetin Rail Transportation train from Sept-Îles to Schefferville.
Classic Kodachromes: Views of NYC subways, elevateds and trolleys from the 1950s.
Other highlights including Amtrak’s Autumn Express, SEPTA’s leased trains and newsworthy views on the NYC Subway, LIRR and Metro North will be shown. Please join us for a special end-of-year show that will have something of interest for all!