Iowa has a unique position in the history of railroads. Dr. Rudolph Daniels will explain more at his program, Trains Across Iowa. It will be held Sunday, October 20, 2 pm at the American Legion Memorial Building, 201 Poplar Street, Atlantic.

Rudy Daniels knows trains. He has written articles and five books. He has been a consultant on Public TV productions and documentaries. He created the “Education Section” website portion for the Federal Railroad Administration for the nation’s schools. He has spoken internationally on a variety of topics that specialize in railroad history.

He will appear in an antique conductor’s uniform to present TRAINS ACROSS IOWA. Iowa was important in the construction of the first transcontinental railroad and contributed to railroad safety. Daniels will also describe the famous streamliners that crossed Iowa.

This program is sponsored by Atlantic Rock Island Society Enterprise (ARISE) and supported by Atlantic Community Promotion Commission. Funding for speakers is provided by Humanities Iowa, a private non-profit state an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

There is no fee to attend. Everyone is welcome. The meeting space is handicapped accessible. Refreshments will be offered. The Military Museum, Military Library and Atlantic History Center will be open for viewing.