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Blaine Station Stop - Final Report

The students at Western Washington University in Bellingham have finalized their analysis of the proposal to add an Amtrak Cascades stop in Blaine. A Blaine stop offers the potential to add thousands of Cascades riders a year as the nearly one million people in British Columbia living south of the...

A tribute to Jim Fredrickson, railroader, historian, photographer

Jim Fredrickson, a career telegrapher, dispatcher and transportation assistant for Northern Pacific and Burlington Northern Railroads; a friend to many; and a long time All Aboard Washington member passed away April 15, 2016 at 89. Among his many passions were Northwest railroad history and photography. Here is Carl Fowler’s moving tribute...

All Aboard Washington honors Sound Transit's Joni Earl

All Aboard Washington presented its Tom Martin Award to Joni Earl, Sound Transit’s retiring CEO, at the March 5 Northwest Rail Advocates conference in Tukwila. The award was presented by Harvey Bowen, a Vice President of All Aboard Washington and a NARP Council of Representatives member for Washington State. Here...

All Aboard Washington goals approved as we move forward to 2016

  These goals are the result of almost one year’s work beginning with the SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats) and ending with a positive vote at our annual meeting on November 14th. How can you be a part of reaching these goals? What appeals to you? All of us can...

All Aboard Washingtion Annual Membership Meeting is Nov. 14 in Centralia

All Aboard Washington's 2015 annual membership meeting will be November 14 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the community room at the Centralia Amtrak Station. We suggest lunch on your own before the meeting at the landmark McMenamins Olympic Club directly across Railroad Avenue from the station, or at another restaurant in...

Join us for our next meeting on October 10

Join us for the All Aboard Washington board meeting on October 10 from noon-4:00 p.m. at Basil’s Kitchen, Embassy Suites Hotel, 15920 W. Valley Hwy, Tukwila. The Hotel is two blocks from the Tukwila Sounder/Amtrak station and is accessible from Link light rail by taking the RapidRide F bus towards...

All Aboard Washington's Summer Fundraiser

All Aboard Washington's summer fundraiser letter has been postal mailed to all our members. If you don't want to wait for the letter to arrive and wish to make a contribution online now go to here. Your donations and dues are All Aboard Washington's primary source of funds. We appreciate all...

Next Meeting - August 8th at Lacey's Rainier View Park

Fellow Passenger Rail Advocates, We were very pleased to get confirmation from Mr. Jim Mathews, the new President of the National Association of Railroad Passengers, that he will be making a special trip from Washington DC to OUR Washington to meet and speak with us at All Aboard Washington’s Annual Picnic...

AAWA's Charlie Hamilton honored by NARP

Photo by Ken Briers At the April NARP council meeting our own Charlie Hamilton was recognized for his service in helping select NARP’s new database/web vendor. Presenting the award are President Jim Mathews, left, and Chairman Bob Stewart. Here is the text of his award: National Association of Railroad Passengers Jack Martin Award Named...