2020 Speaker Series begins with Interurban America: Rails from Here to There and Everywhere in Between

The James H. Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center is hosting a free event entitled Interurban America: Rails from Here to There and Everywhere in Between featuring historian, author and teacher, Dr. Rudolph Daniels,  Saturday, January 11th, 2020, at 2 pm.

Rudy will highlight the important impact electric trolleys and interurbans had on the growth of towns and cities throughout America. In addition, he will stress how they continued the traditional railroad concept bringing it to numerous individual Iowan towns. Some early pioneers will be emphasized. Also covered will be this technology’s rise, zenith and eventual decline of a most unique form of transportation. Learn about the vital role interurbans made on Iowa’s growth from this informative presentation.

Daniels is a Sioux City native, retired Assistant Dean, Department Chair of Railroad Operations Technology and instructor of railroad history at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City.  As an author, Daniels has written books such as Trains Across the Continent, Sioux City Railroads and The Great Railroad War-United States Railway Operations During World War I.

There is no charge for the program, but if one wishes a tour of the museum with a tour guide the cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children.

For more information about this event or the other exhibits at the museum, call 1-800-626-0319, e-mail mike@bsvrr.com.

The James H. Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center speaker series continues Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 2 pm with transit consultant Bob Bourne who will present The Railroads of Story County.

The James H. Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center is located adjacent to the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad located at 225 10th Street in Boone, Iowa.