Featured Presentation: Indian Railways
British History and Now by Dick Raub. India is the second most populous country in the world. British presence dates to 1600, actual rule dates to 1847. Because of the need to communicate between cities, the only realistic mode of travel was railway. First commercial journey was 1853. Today there are 67,400 km of routes and 1.3 million people employed. Much of the railway is electrified. The busiest commuter terminal in the world, CST (Mumbai), handles 7.0 million passengers a day. The problem is outdated track and equipment. Estimated upgrading costs are approximately $140 billion.
Date:  May 18th
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
5415 SE Powell Blvd.
Meetings of the membership are held every month, usually on the third Friday. Visitors are warmly welcomed! Typically, we first address the general business of the Chapter. This can be a great time to learn about not only what the PNWC is doing, but also what other rail-related groups are doing in the region and around the world. We then break for refreshments, and after the break we have the program. Monthly programs are always interesting and often feature guest speakers, multimedia presentations or videos selected from our extensive library.