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Chew on This!
Lunch & Learn: Cedar Rapids Railroads – Now and Then

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

12:30 PM

Doors open at 12:00 PM

The History Center

800 Second Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Bring your sack lunch and we’ll provide the dessert!

Cedar Rapids railroad historian Darren Ferreter will present historic railroad images from Linn County.  The program will show what the area looks like today and then skip back decades to show what the area looked like in earlier times.  Subjects include Cedar Rapids Union Station, Streetcars and Interurban lines, and all of the railroads that served the area. 


Darren's love for trains came early in his life. Growing up, he recalls many family vacations to photograph trains. His childhood interest has led to a full-time career designing, building, and maintaining model railroad layouts all over the country.  Darren is an officer for the local Cedar Rapids Area Railfan Association – a group that presents a monthly railroad themed presentation.

Tickets: $7.00 general admission; $5.00 for members of The History Center

Chew on this! is sponsored by

Rob & Kathy Cook

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