NARP to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

The National Association of Railroad Passengers will mark its 50th anniversary in early November with a convention in Chicago.

Amtrak co-CEO Richard Anderson will headline the list of speakers at the event to be held Nov. 2-5 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel.

Anderson is scheduled to speak on Nov. 2. In a mailing to its members, NARP provided a long list of other confirmed and invited speakers, but did not indicate who was reserved and who was not.

The RailNation Chicago event requires payment of a registration fee of $225 for NARP members and $295 for non members.

There will be a Thursday evening reception at an additional cost of $32 per person. A ticket to the Saturday evening celebration dinner will cost $149 per person.

Aside from panel and speak sessions devoted to various topics concerning passenger rail, the event will feature off-site trips to the Museum of Scenic Industry, the Pullman Historic Site and Chicago Union Station.

Further information is available at the NARP website http://www.narprail.org

NARP was founded in Chicago in 1967 by passenger advocate Anthony Haswell, who at one time served as an attorney for the Illinois Central Railroad.

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