Old Road Dinner Train in Blissfield Will Continue Tradition of Cabooses Which Have Been Replaced on Trains by Technology

Westland, Michigan, UNITED STATES


WESTLAND, Mich., July 13, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The tradition of the caboose, which has been eliminated on most trains by technology, will be continued on the Old Road Dinner Train in Blissfield (located just north of Toledo, OH and south of Ann Arbor) as the line will renovate two cabooses for use on its trains later this year.

"The average casual observer of trains might not realize it, but the caboose, which historically was used to warn the engineer of mechanical troubles at the rear of the train, has been replaced by 'end of train devices' or ETD's," explained Dale Pape of Adrian & Blissfield Railroad Company, headquartered here, and parent company for the Old Road Dinner Train in Blissfield and Charlotte, MI.

"We want to continue the tradition of the caboose, and later this year we will roll out two renovated cabooses on our train for use as a 'birthday car' or 'party car' for our customers," explained Pape, chief engineer of the Old Road Dinner Train in Blissfield. "Cabooses are part of the charm of trains."

With its corporate headquarters in Westland, MI just outside Detroit, the Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road Company consists of the parent company, a freight train operation in Adrian and Blissfield located off US23 north of Toledo and south of Ann Arbor plus The Old Dinner Train in Blissfield (MI), The Old Dinner Train in Charlotte (MI), Charlotte Southern Railroad Company, Detroit Connecting Railroad Company, Lapeer Industrial Railroad Company, Tecumseh Branch Connecting Railroad Company.

Additional information on the Old Road Dinner Train in Blissfield and Charlotte, MI is available at www.murdermysterytrain.com or by calling 1-888-GO-Rail-1.


        

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