August 26, 2020 – During the second week of July I had a chance to visit Wisconsin. With my camcorder along I video captured the Empire Builder twice and the Hiawatha once. From outward appearances these trains appear fine. But inside, I’m sure it was much emptier than normal. Enjoy.
EMPIRE BUILDER UPDATE with SAMPLE LETTER TO USE WRITING SENATORS BALDWIN & JOHNSON
August 25, 2020 – The date etched in the sand is October 1, 2020. This is the date the Empire Builder will begin running three days per week.
In an attempt to encourage Congress to maintain the daily travel of Amtrak passenger trains on the Long Distance network, many passenger rail users are writing their elected officials in the Senate. They have the next move on a transportation funding bill to help the country get through the effects of the COVID pandemic.
WisARP is encouraging its members to do the same. You can download a sample letter to use when writing both Senators, or create your own letter with a personal story to convey. Please do this soon.
For the latest news on the Empire Builder including updates on the legislative actions being taken, WisARP is suggesting using the NewsWire from Trains Magazine.