Webinar on Tuesday, September 29: Reclaiming Abandoned Railroad Lines I
by Staff

Reclaiming Abandoned or Out-of-Service Railroad Lines for Freight and Excursion Service

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
5:30 to 6:40 p.m.


Courtesy Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University

Join the Chaddick Institute and Forgotten Chicago for a special autumn webinar featuring a remarkable phenomenon: a movement to reclaim abandoned or long out-of-service railroad lines for freight or excursion railway service. Professor Joe Schwieterman and Jessica Kupets will review, with striking cartography and photographs, “success stories” across the country, including routes in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Washington states.


Courtesy Michael Shea, Black River Railroad Historical Trust

We’ll see how short-line railroads and nonprofit organizations have been working allow trains to roll again on routes that hadn’t see trains in decades. Michael Shea, President, Black River Railroad Historical Trust, a heritage railway in New Jersey, will present a case-study example.


Courtesy Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University

We hope to see you at this virtual presentation!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
5:30 to 6:40 p.m.

To register or ask questions, email [email protected] Free.


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