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Nov 1 @ 3:12 pm
Passenger Trains of Texas - Missouri Pacific

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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

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Recall the beauty of the Missouri Pacific's passenger trains as they meandered across the State of Texas.  Presenting stunning images, learn about the history of Missouri Pacific from railroad author and historian Steve Allen Goen at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 12 at the Allen Public Library or view virtually at ACTV.org by clicking on the WATCH button.  Author of Passenger Trains of Texas-Missouri Pacific, Steve is a recognized authority in the topic of railroad history throughout the nation for a variety of railroads, particularly in Texas and the southwest region. To date Steve Goen has twelve published books to his credit and has already begun work on number thirteen. 

Other major regional railroads included in Goen’s Color Pictorial book series include the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific; Cotton Belt; Fort Worth & Denver; Kansas City Southern; Missouri-Kansas-Texas; Texas & New Orleans; Texas & Pacific; and Santa Fe.  Additionally, Steve has numerous magazine articles published in various historical society newsletters plus several articles published in newspapers.  Through his Steam Gauge Video Productions, Steve has produced almost 80 historic programs and documentaries.

Steve has twice been a guest speaker at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, keynote speaker at the 2008 National Rail Historical Society (NRHS) convention in Ft. Worth, as well as at the 2022 Missouri Pacific Historical Society convention in Palestine.  Steve currently resides in Wichita Falls, Texas.

The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.  Call 214-509-4911.  Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the program is free.