Fans of railroading and the history of trains in the state are invited to attend a presentation at the Knoxville Public Library in April.

“Trains Across Iowa” is the subject of a presentation by Dr. Rudy Daniels; he will discuss Iowa’s part in the development of railroading, including its role in the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Heather Libby from the Knoxville Public Library tells KNIA/KRLS News those with an interest in railroading will find several fascinating topics in this presentation.

“And indeed, I think most fans of the railroad want to learn about the history; and we’ve got a lot of people who are eager to see what the future of the railroad is going to be about,” Libby says.

“And Dr. Daniels promises to talk about the past, present and the future of railroads; so maybe he has some ideas about where we’re going to head with railroad travel and technology as well.”

Dr. Daniels will give his presentation in a conductor’s uniform, as he takes the audience through the various stages of Iowa’s rail development.

“Trains Across America” will be on Wednesday, April 3rd beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Public Library’s temporary home, inside the former East Elementary School.