Pacific Northwest Rail News is a monthly newsletter bringing you the entire spectrum of activity in one of the continent's great railroading regions. We cover Class 1s and short lines, freight and passenger rail, transit and tourist lines, rail heritage and history, steam, preservation and restoration projects, model railroading and books and DVDs featuring rail subjects in the Pacific Northwest.
Pacific Northwest Rail News' publisher and editor is Bill Virgin, who is also editor and publisher of Washington Manufacturing Alert.
Virgin also writes a weekly column on business and economics for The News Tribune in Tacoma, a monthly column for Seattle Business magazine and a column for Clearing Up, a Seattle-based utilities and energy newsletter.
He and his wife Jenny Cole are co-owners of Page 2 Books, a store in Burien.
He worked for more than 18 years at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, including nine as its business columnist. He also covered banking, utilities and energy, manufacturing and radio.