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Welcome to the Railroad Passenger Car Alliance




Message from Borden Black - President of AAPRCO

Whether or not you are a member of the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) it is time to make our voices heard in support of continuation of the national network. As a private car owner, and not representing AAPRCO, I am asking you to contact your representatives today. You can use the information from NARP.
NARP Proto Letter

Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) are spearheading a pro-Amtrak Member Submission to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation. Ask your representative to sign on to this Members’ Letter. NARP's and AAPRCO's talking points (attached) can be used to guide your call.

The House deadline for submissions is April 4th, so call today!

With three Democrats taking the lead, it is all the more important to secure GOP support. NARP has identified 24 Republicans of particular interest due to voting history, the presence of long distance routes in their district/state, and committee assignments. See if your elected official on this list NARP Blog Amtrak News

A list of House and Senate Contacts is attached as is the members' letter that will be sent to the House Subcommittee.

Congressional_Contacts List spreadsheet

Keep us on the rails.

Contact your Congress member today.

Borden Black



RPCA 2017 Conference Sponsors

We would like to thank all our sponcers at the  2017 Conference in French Lick IN

Titanium Level
Centerbeam Photo LLC.

Platinum Level
United Shortline Insurance Services

Gold Level

Silver Level
Rail Events, Inc.
Stadco, Stauffer Diesel, Inc.
Dynamic Ticket Solutionset Solutions

Bronze Level
Pittsburgh Air Brake
Northwest Rail Electric
Gateway Rail Services
HMBD Insurance Services, Inc.

Hospitality Room
Visit French Lick West Baden


Membership Year Change

The membership year now is July 1 - June 30.


The Rail Passenger Car Alliance Facebook page

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About Railroad Passenger Car Alliance


Founded in 1982, the Railroad Passenger Car Alliance was created as a resource to owners and operators of privately owned railroad passenger equipment. The primary goal was to coordinate efforts for pooling their equipment for mainline steam excursions. The popularity of the organization quickly grew and today includes over 400 members.


As mainline steam excursions ceased, the organization changed the mission statement to include promoting the preservation and operation of historic railroad equipment, addressing the issues facing equipment owners and working with the nation's railroads and Amtrak to facilitate the operation and movement of member's passenger cars.


Today RPCA is a growing and forward thinking organization led by a Board of Directors who are railroad industry professionals, and are capable of thinking outside the box. Dedicated to preserving a unique and enjoyable mode of transportation, R.P.C.A. welcomes your membership and participation.



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