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Transit Store Book Signing featuring Beth Anne Keates!

February 10, 2023

On February 17, 2023, the SEPTA Store will hosting a book signing from 11AM – 1PM featuring published author Beth Keates.

Beth Anne Keates is an industrious, dedicated, and passionate volunteer for the West Chester Railroad Heritage Association, with the encouragement of her father, has had a lifelong interest in rail transportation.

Beth Keates has recently written and collaborated with Kenneth Springirth on a railroad book – Union Pacific Railroad Heritage which is now available for purchase at the Transit Store.

Union Pacific Railroad Heritage covers the history of this amazing railroad that was founded in 1862 and completed the United States first transcontinental railroad in 1869. With the need to develop more powerful steam locomotives to handle the railroad's steep gradients - the Union Pacific Railroad designed the 4-12-2 locomotive, 4-6-6-4 Challenger which influenced development of the 4-8-8-4 Big Boy, followed by the 6,600-horsepower Centennial diesel locomotive, and 8,500-horsepower gas turbine electric locomotive. The Union Pacific Railroad operated well-maintained passenger trains including "City of San Francisco," "City of Los Angeles," "City of Portland," and "City of Denver" until May 1, 1971, when AMTRAK took over United States intercity passenger service.

Interested in purchasing the book but can’t make the book signing? The SEPTA Store is open 10AM – 3PM Tuesday thru Thursday and 10AM – 4PM on Fridays.

So, grab your fellow transit fans and don’t miss out on this special meet and greet! Click HERE to plan your trip!