During recent years, TrainRiders has provided up-to-date videos to our friends and members. As a grass roots organization whose vision brought the Downeaster to Northern New England, we continue to pursue, in cooperation with the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, policies that will sustain, enhance and expand this successful service. Our enthusiasm is reflected in the videos below.
TrainRiders/NE Annual Meeting - 2014 This successful meeting was held in October of 2014 in Portland. It was here that Wayne Davis unveiled our vision of direct Brunswick to New York City service. See what Brunswick civic leaders had to say.
Jeff Reynolds' Brunswick Layover Facility Analysis Jeff is a supporter of the BLF's siting in the old freight yard. His perspective is in sharp contrast to the local neighborhood's position. The accompanying video illustrates the validity of NNEPRA's choice.
National Train Day - 2013 Amtrak chose Brunswick as the northern Maine site to celebrate this annual event. Towns and cities along the Downeaster route were present to make join in the festivities.
TrainRiders/NE Annual Meeting - 2012 This video celebrated the inaugural train to Freeport and Brunswick from Portland as the service began in September of 2012.
TrainRiders/NE Annual Meeting - 2011 This video celebrated the construction of the Portland - Freeport - Brunswick Expansion. Finally, the continuous welded rail was installed and other right-of-way improvements were moving forward.
Brunswick Construction Kick-off Ceremony
TrainRiders 2010 Annual Meeting - Brunswick History
TrainRiders/NE Annual Meeting History Video A look back at media coverage of our vision - it was not always supportive. Our honored guest was former Senator George Mitchell who was pivotal in moving the decision-making levers in Washington on behalf of the Downeaster.