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Peace Train to DC 2009
Date Thursday January 15
Time 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location Details
On board trains to Washington DC and in Washington DC during the 2009 presidential inaugural.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorTim Castleman

Join the West Coast PEACE TRAIN to DC Jan 15 in Sacramento or at any of 34 stops the California Zephyr makes between the West Coast to Chicago, or any of 16 stops after we transfer to the Capitol Limited on the 17th, arriving in Washington DC around noon on the 18th to attend the presidential inaugural on the 20th.

PEACE TRAIN to DC Mission

The mission of the PEACE TRAIN to DC is to demonstrate this Green Travel Option and to meet with our Representatives in Congress to express our support for 1) A “New Athena Passenger Rail Project” and 2) A National Speed Limit for all motor vehicles.

Our message is that Conservation Works and is key to long-term sustainability.

Please plan to get on board where you can and if you want to add an event or get a group fare contact Tim at timcastleman at gmail or call 916-489-8601 well in advance!

Help Wanted on Board the PEACE TRAIN to DC

Calling all social action groups! Please plan to send representatives of your group to join the PEACE TRAIN to DC as spokespeople for your group.

Calling all activists with talents to share! The PEACE TRAIN to DC needs you and your talent.

Join the PEACE TRAIN to DC Jan 15 in Sacramento or at at any of 34 stops the California Zephyr makes between the West Coast to Chicago, or any of 16 stops after we transfer to the Capitol Limited on the 17th, arriving in Washington DC around noon on the 18th.

We need everyone’s talents to emerge along the way. Here is a partial list of ideas, can you take the lead on something?
- Outreach to fellow passengers
- Music unplugged, solo or in small bands
- Performance Artists/Street Theatre
- Poetry & Reading
- Issues Training - in depth with time for questions
- Protest Training - learn and plan for safe, effective protest and actions

Contact Tim by email or at 916-489-8601 about specific plans or ideas. We can get a group rate and treatment with enough people committed.

Average BTU consumed Per Passenger mile by mode of travel:

SUV: 4,591
Air: 4,123
Bus: 3,729
Car: 3,672
Train: 2,138

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
http://199.79.179.77/publications/nts/index.html

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Peace Training

YOUR travel choice matters.

We don't have time to not have time.

Trains use half as much energy and don't leave contrails.

Jet contrails and emissions double the greenhouse effect of burning fossil fuels on the surface.

Most locomotives in service now could readily run on vegetable oil pulling trains in excess of 100 MPH.

Contrails are evidence of the damage done by jets

Peace Train to DC 2009 is a 10-day journey January 15-25, 2009

Example budget if tickets are purchased well in advance:

2 Passengers, 6 days and nights on trains, sleeper includes meals:

Rail Fare: $736
Sleeper: $758
Total: $1,494

2 Adults lodging and meals budget 4 days and nights in DC, Jan 18-22, 2009
Lodging $800 - 1,600
Meals $200 - 400
Transport $100 - 200
Misc $200 - 400
Total $1,300 - 3,000

Grand total for two, $2,794 - $4,494
PP, Dbl Occ: $1,397 - $2,247 each

Visit www.Amtrak.com for current ticket prices. Check the Discussion Forum for group rates and plans.

Added to the calendar on Sunday Aug 3rd, 2008 4:06 PM
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