Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

August 2007 Meeting Details

CAPT Meeting
Asheville, N.C.
August 11, 2007

CAPT will meet in Asheville, NC, on Saturday, August 11th. The meeting will be held at the Biltmore Depot Restaurant from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those wishing to join us for lunch should arrive beginning at 11:45 a.m. The converted former Southern Railway depot is located at 30 Lodge Street just off US 25 in Biltmore Village. The phone number for the restaurant is 828 277-7651.

Information on the historic depot can be found at Biltmore Depot Restaurant and Southern Railway Passenger Depot (Biltmore Depot).

The meeting's focus will center on the most recent developments in the drive to restore rail passenger service between Salisbury and Asheville. The full agenda is listed below.
  • Welcome
  • Secretary's Report
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Update on restoration efforts for Asheville passenger service
  • Update on planned resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded passenger service
  • Report on NARP Board of Directors meeting planned for October in Charlotte
  • Creation of Nominating Committee for election of CAPT directors in October in Columbia
  • Update on printing of new CAPT brochure
  • Updates on rail developments across the Carolinas
  • Amtrak update
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings
After the meeting there will be time to look at the proposed site for a new rail passenger station in Asheville. For those travelling to and from the meeting by auto, you may want to consider stopping by recently restored train stations in Morganton, Marion, and Old Fort. The stations would be used for future Asheville-Salisbury service.

Martin Wheeler, Jr.
Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains