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The Train Campaign, bringing back the trains!

We’re engaging communities throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York with a vision for robust 21st-century passenger rail systems.  Our aim is to connect western Massachusetts and Connecticut to New York City with regional infrastructure for a sustainable future.

This 2-minute preview comes from our work-in-progress, a film about passenger rail revival in 21st-century America. Hear from Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts 2007-2015, Eric Lesser, Massachusetts State Senator, and Richard Neal, US Congressman, Massachusetts 1st District in these clips.


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Campaign Buzz

Bring Back the Trains with Simon Winchester & Karen Christensen

“Last Train to Pittsfield” 1971 (3-minute clip)

A big thank-you to the companies that sponsor the Train Campaign

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