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Earth Day Train Talk

April 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo, (Nottingham Terrace and Elmwood Avenue; Lots of free parking). Local environmentalist and life-long rail-fan Walter Simpson will present his new information-packed, beautifully illustrated book which explains in detail:

  • How all energy-related components of a contemporary diesel-electric locomotive work
  • Locomotive fuel economy measures shrouded in secrecy by the railroad industry
  • Emissions regulation and technology
  • Railroad motive power options to address the threat of climate change

The Museum’s model railroad layout will be open and running 5-6 pm and the Singing Brakemen will sing train songs beginning at 5:30. Walter’s book will be available at special event discount price. Admission: Museum members free; others $5.  Refreshments!

Sponsored by The Buffalo History Museum. Co-sponsored by the Citizens for Regional Transit, Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, Partnership for the Public Good, Sierra Club Niagara Group, WNY Environmental Alliance, WNY Peace Center, WNY Railway Historical Society.

For more information about Walter’s book see, www.diesel-electric-locomotives.com. For more information about this event, [email protected].



April 17, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm