Trainriders/NE Newsletters

Our newsletters reflect our history - vision, struggle and success.

Date  
         Topics in Our Newsletters - A Living History

2012 The Downeaster Remains on Top!
2011 Downeaster Passes 500,000 Passengers in 2011
Work Resumes on Freeport-Brunswick Extension
   
2010 $35 Million FRA Grant for Extension to Freeport and Brunswick
   
2009 Gov. Baldacci Sends An Open Letter to TrainRiders/NE Members
   
2008 Candidate Surveys
July, '08 Ridership - All-time Monthly High!
We're Going to Brunswick!
   
2007 Two Brunswick Expansion Proposals
TRN Celebrates 20 Years - Downeaster is 6
   
2006 Your Voice Needed to Sustain Downeaster
State's Rail Promotion on Right Track
Bicyclists & the Downeaster
   
2005 Downeaster Officials Toot Horn - Ridership is Up!
One Millionth Downeaster Passenger - Earlier Than Expected!
Amtrak is Still the Orphan
   
2004 Why We Like the Train - It's Not Nostalgia
An Old Track Finds New Fans - Brunswick to Rockland
TRN Annual Meeting - A Treat and A Pleasure!
   
2003 Has MDOT Gone Wobbly on Rail?
Underfunded Since Its Inception, Amtrak is Crumbling
Bush Passenger Rail 'Reform' Bill
Record Attendance at TRN Annual Meeting
TRN Signs Agreement to Promote National Passenger Rail Investment
   
2002 Amtrak Spared Again - But for How Long?
The Passing of 'Buc' Powell
   
2001 Downeaster Begins Service December 15!
Surface Transportation Board Says It Loud and Clear - Again!
Enough is Enough! NNEPRA Announces Definite Downeaster Postponement
   
2000 Acela Express Service Start-up Scheduled Again!
Amtrak Begins Acela Service to Boston
   
1999 STB Decision Allows Construction to Continue
Delivery of Amtrak Acela Train Delayed
Construction Starts on Amtrak's Portland-Boston Service
First Spike Driven for Amtrak's Maine Service
   
1998 A Call to Arms!
STB Rules on Amtrak Use of Guilford Track
Amtrak Track President Tohmas Downs Resigns
   
1997 Massachusetts Completes Major Railroad Project
The Train to Maine - When Will It Run Again?
   
1996 Commissioner Melrose Sends Open Letter to TrainRiders Members
Clock Tower May Grace Portland Station
   
1995 Portland Decides on Train Station
Rail Authority Bill Passes! LD 1225 Signed Into Law By Governor King
Did We Understand? Startup of the Portland-Boston Service to be Delayed?
   
1994 Where Have All the TrainRiders Gone?
   
1993 Don't Miss Our Annual Meeting
Happy Holidays!
Nation's First Intermodel Chief Opens TrainRiders/NE Conference
   
1992 We Got The Money - $28 Million for Improvements
Sam Stokes Passes Away
   
1991 Gov. McKernan Signs Passenger Rail Service Act