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Empire Builder: “Why We Wrote a Train Opera” by Anne Bertram

It’s hard to articulate why trains matter to me, though clearly they do, since I’m working on this project. The first thing that comes to mind is an image from my childhood: nighttime in my grandmother’s farmhouse in West Chicago, Illinois, the view out the picture window in the living room. Wide, dark fields under […]

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