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Earth Day Train Talk

Walter Simpson | April 17, 2019, 6-8 pm

Earth Day Train Talk

The Buffalo History Museum
1 Museum Ct
Buffalo, New York 14216


Join Walter Simpson at The Buffalo History Museum on Wednesday, April 17th from 6pm-8pm for Earth Day Train Talk

An environmentalist and life-long railfan, Walter 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 a special event discount price. 

Admission is free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. 

This event is 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.

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