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The All Aboard Washington Newsletter is here!

We apologize for the delay in sending the February-April 2018 AAWA newsletter to you. This issue is a memorial to our great friends Jim Hamre and Zack Willhoite, who were lost in the December 18 tragedy. Jim was the editor of our print newsletter, and Zack maintained AAWA's membership database....

Remembering Jim and Zack

Sometimes, terrible news takes a while to sink in. Leaving Kelso on Monday morning on train 502. Jim Hamre and Zack Wilhoite had planned to board and meet me in the bistro car. But they didn't show. I had already seen the images of 501 hanging off the highway bridge while waiting...

Response to Amtrak Cascades Train 501 Incident

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2017 Contacts: Lloyd Flem - Executive Director 620 Boundary Street SE Olympia WA 98501 Office: (360) 943-8333 Mobile: (360) 870-6286 Email: [email protected] Harvey Bowen – Board President Mobile: (206) 931-5921 Email: [email protected] All Aboard Washington is deeply saddened at this morning’s derailment and incident around Amtrak Cascades Train 501 at Mounts Road and Interstate 5. Several of...

All Aboard Washington Annual Membership Meeting on December 9

All Aboard Washington's annual membership meeting will be on Saturday December 9, 2017 from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Seventeen51 Restaurant & Bistro at Panorama in Lacey, 1751 Circle Lane SE (off of Sleater-Kinney Rd). RSVP required by Dec. 4 to ensure you will have a lunch. Lunch cost will be...

Expanded Amtrak Cascades service launches December 18!

The Washington State Dept. of Transportation has announce the two additional Amtrak Cascades roundtrips between Seattle and Portland will begin on December 18. There will be earlier trains and later trains departing both Seattle and Portland than what we now have. Running times will be reduced and on time performance...

Stampede Pass Rail Study

UPDATE: The final report is available. It's been nearly forty years since the last passenger train linked the Tri-Cities and Seattle via Stampede Pass, and almost ever since then communities have been trying to get the trains back. Now with funding from All Aboard Washington, a passenger rail advocacy group, a...

AAWA Pasco rail summit is September 16

All Aboard Washington’s annual Eastern Washington meeting, originally set for July 15, is now scheduled for Saturday September 16 at the TRAC Center in Pasco from noon until 4 p.m. The TRAC Center is located in northwest Pasco at 6600 Burden Blvd (I-182 exit 9), several miles from the Amtrak station and downtown Pasco. This...

All Aboard June event is for fun

Saturday, June 10 10am - 2pm.  Skykomish, WA  GN&C Railway 101 N 5th St This will be a fun event for everyone instead of a meeting. All Aboard Washington will be traveling to the town of Skykomish on US 2 east of Everett, and 45 minutes from Monroe. We will be riding the Great Northern...

Hans Mueller, founding member of AAWA, passes away

Hans Mueller, a founding member of the Washington Association of Railroad Passengers (what we now know as All Aboard Washington) passed away on April 7 at the age of 98. Hans was a dear and beloved member of our organization. He served on the board of directors for many years...