The Engine of Infrastructure. During the summer and fall, the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries, Inc. (JCLI) will host a lecture series on trains and the American experience. Titled “All Aboard,” this series is facilitated by railroad historian Robert Hirning, and is part of the JCLI Literary Extension Program.
Robert Hirning is an Illinois Valley train enthusiast and railroad historian who has ridden the rails from Vermont to Vera Cruz to Vladivostok. He has crossed the U.S. 26 times by rail and ridden every line in Mexico and most in Canada. Rail fans of all ages will enjoy Robert's encyclopedic knowledge of railroads in America. Mr. Hirning quotes Edna St. Vincent Millay in saying "There isn't a train I wouldn't take no matter where it’s going."
Funded project of Oregon Humanities. Oregon Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.