The American Passenger Rail Heritage Summit will present speakers with an extensive knowledge of the origin and evolution of passenger rail in the United States, including the impact it had on facilitating the settlement and expansion of our nation. Since Amtrak has been the only national passenger rail system in the United States since 1971, there will be a number of presentations about the origination and evolution of Amtrak on this 45th Anniversary Year of the service.
Friday morning will feature a tour of the venues of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation including the APRHF exhibition of Amtrak history publicly on display inside two ex-Amtrak Mail Handling Cars (MHC) located on the grounds of the Silver Rails Vineyards next to the Depot Inn & Suites in La Plata.
Friday afternoon will feature a tour of a few of the historical railroad venues nearby in Silver Rails Country. A Reception Banquet will be held on Friday evening in the APRHF Silver Rails Event Center.
Saturday and Sunday will feature a number of speakers, slide shows and videos related to the history of passenger rail including extensive presentations on the 45 year history of Amtrak. The summit will be held in the APRHF Silver Rails Event Center. The event center is a railroad themed hall capable of comfortably accommodating several hundred attendees.
We ask for your financial support in order to make this a successful event. Help us preserve and present the history of passenger rail and to educate the public of its contribution to the building of our nation. Diamond, Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorship benefits and opportunities are available below.
The American Passenger Rail Heritage Planning Committee includes the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF), TrainWeb LLC, Southwest Rail Passenger Association, Depot Inn & Suites, Let's Talk Trains Radio Talk Show, and Silver Rails Vineyards LLC. While staff time has been provided in kind by these organizations, it will not be sufficient to make the summit a success. Your contributions will be key.
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American Passenger Rail Heritage Summit
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