Trains In The Valley Events

Planned Events

Amtrak station stop | Greenfield, Ma. | 2014

“Lessons from the VERMONTER for
Northern New England Rail Passenger Service”

Th. February 1, 2018 | 6 pm – 7:30 pm
(Snow Date We. February 7th)

Olver Transit Center
12 Olive Street
Greenfield, MA 01301


Guest speaker | Carl Fowler, Owner/President of CHF Rail Consulting

Carl Fowler has been an advocate for passenger rail service for over 45 years. He ran a worldwide rail tour company for 33 years and is a long time member of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (now known as the Rail Passengers Association) and was for many years a member of its Board of Directors.

He made the original proposal to Vermont Governor Howard Dean’s administration for the daylight schedule that became the Vermonter, when Amtrak decided in 1994 to discontinue its overnight Montrealer service.

Carl will share some history of northern New England passenger service and offer insights for a much more positive future in our region, drawn from his experience with other corridors like the Cascades and Capitol routes on the West Coast.


Registration link (with further information)



Past Events

“The Hartford Line – Coming Soon”
Springfield | December 13, 2017

Video recording of the event
“The Hartford Line – Coming in May 2018” (YouTube)



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