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Train experts educate visitors at La Crosse's short-line railroad track

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Trains are one of the most popular forms of mass transit, and one area group wants to help the community understand how they work.

On Saturday, the 4000 Foundation, Limited, held an open house at the short-line railroad track in Copeland Park. Former train engineers, conductors, and tower operators with roughly 160 years of experience, educated people about La Crosse's rich history of railroads.

“They get to understand the engine a little better. Young children don't know much about this type of mode of transportation since the passenger trains are all gone with the exception of Amtrak. Most of our commerce basically rolls over the rails, and it's very vital to the nation,” 4000 Foundation Secretary Don Anthony said.

In two weeks, the 4000 Foundation will host “Rail Fair” at Copeland Park. If you'd like more information on it, visit


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