News Brief

MBTA track work will affect the Downeaster schedule this weekend. Check out the Priority Alert on theĀ Downeaster website.

Boston & Maine History Books - Order Here

trainsbooksWelcome to our friends from the Trains Magazine weekly newsletter.

TrainRiders/Northeast is a grass roots organization formed in 1989 that initiated legislation that brought the Amtrak Downeaster to the Brunswick-Portland-Boston route thus restoring passenger rail service to Northern New England after a 40-year absence. Our Train Host program consists of volunteers who serve on board  the Downeaster as goodwill ambassadors, promoting patronage of "America's Favorite Train", providing passengers with travel and tourist information, assisting train crews in duties as requested by them and encouraging rail safety.

bmbookanimateYou can relive the days of the Boston & Maine Railroad by purchasing Robert Willoughby Jones' beautifully illustrated books - "City & Shore" and "Forest, River and Mountain". You'll see the 'Age of Steam', the arrival of the diesels, the Budd cars and the closure of this historic passenger rail service. All these photographs are interwoven with a thoroughly nostalgic narrative. They make the perfect holiday gift for you, your family and friends.

If you join and become a member, you'll receive a discount. These two books sell for more than $100 each on Amazon! Here at TrainRiders/NE, they are properly priced and the income goes to support our continuing efforts to upgrade and expand passenger rail service in Northern New England.

 Many thanks for your interest. Feel free to explore our site, read our newsletters and join TrainRiders/Northeast.

You can purchase these books by clicking on this link.

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TrainRiders/Northeast Memberships

Supporting the continuation and expansion of passenger rail service in New England is our objective, and your active membership can go a long way in accomplishing this goal.

Below are some of the membership options.  The Downeaster and other services are in your hands. We pledge to work diligently on your behalf with the Rail Authority, federal, state and local officials in order to keep passenger rail growing in New England.

If you wish to print out a membership application, click here.

But why not save a stamp and an envelope, use your credit card now to join or renew.

Individual
Membership - $40
Family
Membership - $60
Sponsoring
Membership - $100

Supporting

Membership - $250

Endorsing

Membership - $500

Sustaining

Membership - $1,000