The schedule has been posted for 2018 Trails & Rails program dates/routes:
Significant cuts include:
**Elimination of ALL T&R programs on the California Zephyr
**Elimination of ALL T&R programs on the City of New Orleans
**Elimination of the last remaining T&R program on the Sunset Limited (Amistad Natl Rec Area)
**Two of the three T&R routes on the Empire Builder got cut (including MN and ND programs)
**The remaining Empire Builder T&R program stays with-in Washington State -- meaning no programs through Glacier National Park
**The only remaining program on the Southwest Chief (out of La Junta, CO) becomes a daytrip to Las Vegas, NM -- no guides into ABQ or over Gloireta Pass
**Even smaller T&R programs got cut -- like the Indiana Dunes program -- only going 2x a week for about 3 months now
**Elimination of ALL T&R programs out of New Orleans (the founding city of Trails & Rails) -- including runs into Mississippi on the City of New Orleans // on the Crescent to Atlanta // and into Texas on the Sunset Ltd
I spoke with one ranger who heads a program and was told they wouldn't be surprised 2018 is the last year programs will run.
Edited by rtabern, 17 April 2018 - 01:24 PM.