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ASLRRA produces video to commemorate centennial anniversary


With the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) set to mark its 100th anniversary in September, the association has produced a video to commemorate its journey over the past century.

In September 1913, 22 short-line managers met in Atlanta and formed the Short Line Railroad Association of the Southeast. Their primary purpose: to deal with legislative matters, particularly amending the Railway Mail Pay law.

From that start as a small and geographically limited association, ASLRRA has grown to "become an extraordinarily active national organization that is recognized as one of the most effective industry associations in Washington, D.C.," said officials from ASLRRA lobbyist Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell L.L.C. in an email introducing the video.

"Surviving 100 years was no simple task and progress was not always in a straight line," they said. "It is a fascinating story and we encourage all who are interested in the railroad industry to take a look."

To view the video — which was presented during the general session at ASLRRA's annual convention held in Atlanta in late April — click on this web link.

To learn more about ASLRRA's history, follow this link to read an article that appeared in Progressive Railroading's February 2013 issue.

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