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Book launch at IRM on August 18th

Join raconteur and photo journalist Jeanne Roppolo at the Illinois Railway Museum for the launch of her new book, The Trans-Siberian Railway Journey: A Road Scholar Adventure. Learn what life is really like aboard the world’s longest railway line as she travels 5,000 miles through China, Mongolia, Siberia, and Russia. The author will be doing a presentation at 11:00am about the book and about her experiences traveling on the exotic Trans-Siberian Railway through Europe and Asia. Afterwards there will be a book signing and rides will be offered on a train pulled by Frisco 1630, a “Russian Decapod” locomotive built in 1918 for use on the Trans-Siberian Railway but never shipped to Russia.

Attendance at the book launch is available to all museum attendees on August 18th. Entrance tickets include unlimited train rides and access to historic exhibits and railway equipment displays. Pre-signed books, with 130 color photographs, will be available for purchase at the gift shop. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Illinois Railway Museum. For more information on The Trans-Siberian Railway Journey: A Road Scholar Adventure see www.grandmagoesto.com