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March 1, 2014

WisARP Spring 2014 Membership Meeting takes place March 29th at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.  Meeting Notice (2014 – March 29)   registration form.

February 1, 2014

The breach of contract lawsuit that Talgo filed against the State of Wisconsin is still in litigation.  If the state would have honored the contract, the equipment pictured below would now be running in Hiawatha Service.

Wisconsin's Talgo trainsets outside the Talgo plant in Milwaukee May, 2012

Wisconsin’s Talgo trainsets outside the Talgo plant in Milwaukee May, 2012

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WisARP has a new presence at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

WisARP brochure rack at the Milwaukee intermodal Station.  North wall of the Amtrak waiting area.

WisARP brochure rack at the Milwaukee intermodal Station. North wall of the Amtrak waiting area.

We now a brochure rack on the north wall of the Amtrak waiting area.

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Talgo Train Finally Arrives in Madison

Talgo in Madison 11-30-2012 Crop

“Oregon 2,” a Talgo Series 8 train, moves across the Lake Monona causeway in Madison enroute to Pueblo, Co for testing on Nov. 30, 2012. In the background is the State Capitol. The Talgo equipment, including two sets ordered by Wisconsin, was built at its Milwaukee plant.  Wisconsin’s equipment was originally planned for use on Milwaukee-Madison service, but Gov. Walker refused $810 million in Federal funding for the service.  The State of Wisconsin has refused to finish paying for their equipment after the Legislature pulled funding for a maintenance facility.  The future of the Wisconsin sets are now tied up in Dane County Circuit Court.
Photo by Mike McCoy

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WisARP exists to promote passenger trains as a part of a balanced national transportation system. It is made up of people who enjoy traveling by train, find it a practical way to travel, and are dedicated to preserving and improving the quality and quantity of passenger trains in Wisconsin and the nation. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Our funding comes entirely from dues.

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