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NPS Trails & Rails Program on the Amtrak Heartland Flyer

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Date: April 30, 2010
Contact: Eric Leonard, 580 622-7282

Park Superintendent Bruce Noble is pleased to announce the 2010 season for the Trails & Rails program aboard Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer. "Trails & Rails" is a partnership between the National Park Service and Amtrak to provide on-board education programs. The program is coordinated through the Volunteer-In-Parks Program at Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Sulphur, Oklahoma.


Volunteers act as tour guides and provide Amtrak passengers with information while aboard the Heartland Flyer. Passengers will be introduced to topics including the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Oklahoma and Texas; the history of the area; the geological story of these areas; descriptions of the Oklahoma and Texas landscape and its animals and plants; the economic story; and the role of the railroad in this region. Volunteers board the Heartland Flyer in Norman, Oklahoma and are available for information and questions along the route to Fort Worth, Texas and return. The following dates have been set for the Trails & Rails 2010 season:


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Reservations and information on the Heartland Flyer can be made by either calling toll-free 1-800-USA-RAIL (872-7245) or www.amtrak.com. More information on the park’s Trails and Rails program can be found at nps.gov/chic/planyourvisit/trails-and-rails-program.htm

Did You Know?

Structural drawing of the Lincoln Bridge

Completed in 1909, the Lincoln Bridge in the Platt Historic District [the former Platt National Park, 1906-1976] of Chickasaw National Recreation Area was built in the "Gothic Revival" architectural style. More...