Details on New La Plata Event to be Announced March 5th!

The countdown is on and the anticipation is high!! Bob Cox, the President of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF), and Robert Tabern, the Executive Director of APRHF Rail Rangers program will soon be making an big announcement concerning an event that is planned to take place between Chicago and La Plata, Missouri later this fall.

Robert Tabern says, “We don’t want to give too much away before everything is ready to be announced… but this will be a huge for railfans and non-railfans alike. Possibly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, if you ask me. My hints for you will be — we are giving people the chance to do something they have never been able to do before in the history of La Plata — and once this event is announced — people better call in right away and get their tickets — because only 10 people will be allowed to participate in this event. A very limited, limited opportunity.”

What could it be? Do you also have more questions than answers?

Bob Cox responded by saying, “It has been a real pleasure to be able to put something of this magnitude together. And yes, like Robert said, this has never happened before in the history of La Plata, and we don’t know if we will get the chance to offer something like this again to our visitors out here. But, boy, this is going to be a fun weekend for everyone.”

To be among the first people to hear the announcement, you will need to tune in to APRHF’s “Let’s Talk Trains” program LIVE on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at NOON Central Time. Host “Kansas City Nathan” will be interviewing APRHF Rail Rangers Executive Director Robert Tabern and APRHF Rail Rangers Assistant Chicago Coordinator Kandace Tabern from NOON to 1:30PM on the broadcast, at which time the exclusive announcement about the La Plata event will be revealed.

Information about the La Plata event and other information about the APRHF Rail Rangers’ 2016 schedule will also be posted on the APRHF website immediately after the Saturday, March 5th “Let’s Talk Trains” broadcast.

APRHF Rail Rangers was founded on Monday, July 20, 2015, as an affiliate of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation in La Plata, Missouri. APRHF Rail Rangers provide educational, but also fun, interpretive programs aboard private railcar and group excursions. Current partners include Friends of the 261, Zephyr Route, and American Rail Excursions. The APRHF Rail Rangers is managed by APRHF President Bob Cox, APRHF Vice-President Amy Cox, Executive Director Robert Tabern, and Assistant Chicago Coordinator Kandace Tabern. Interpretive guides include Kathleen Bruecker, Robert Neil, Dave Poole, Fred Glure, and Joe Kucyznski. APRHF Rail Rangers shares a dual headquarters in La Plata, Missouri and Wadsworth, Illinois.