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Currently there are only a few Alabama train rides throughout the state offered to the public, which you can learn more about here.
Whether you are a local or vacationer you might not know all of the available Florida train rides available to experience, a few of which are very good! Learn more about them here.
In railroad jargon, Class I railroads refer to the largest companies in the industry and all seven in North America are highlighted here.
Most of the Ohio train rides available to the public are small in nature. However, the state is home to the very popular Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Byesville Scenic, and Hocking Valley Scenic.
Here you can learn more about many of the commuter trains and agencies that operate around the country, from Metra to Caltrain.
Caltrain is a commuter rail agency that serves the San Francisco Bay Area. Here you can read more about the service and exactly where it runs.
The Altamont Corridor Express has been serving Stockton and San Jose since 1998. Currently, ACE operates more than 80 miles of track and connects with all other regional commuter services.
The darlings of Rutland's steam fleet were a quartet of new 4-8-2 Mountains it received in 1946 from Alco. Sadly, they survived less than 10 years.
The Rutland operated a small batch of 4-6-2 Pacifics listed as Class K-1 and K-2. They were purchased in 1925 and remained in service until 1953.
The Rutland's Class H-6a steamers included a small fleet of rugged 2-8-2 light Mikados acquired in 1918. These big locomotives remained in service until 1952.
The Class G 2-8-0s included the Rutland's only batch of Consolidations it acquired from Alco. Many remained in service until the early 1950s.
The Rutland's fleet of 4-6-0s were listed under Class F following the new 1913 numbering system and comprised much of its then fleet. Some remained in service until the end of steam on the railroad.
The Rutland's Chatham Division, otherwise known as the "Corkscrew" was its southern outlet to the New York Central at Chatham, New York. The line was abandoned in 1953.
The Rutland operated a small fleet of 2-6-0 Moguls during the 20th century that were listed as Class E. All were retired by the mid-1940s.
The Rutland owned a small contingent of 4-4-0 American steam locomotives during the 20th century. Their history is included here.
The Whippet was a named, fast-freight service Rutland instituted during the late 1930s. It was marginally successful and operated until the early World War II years.
The Mount Royal was one of the Rutland's more well-known trains operating between New York and Montreal. It ceased running in 1953.
The Green Mountain Flyer was Rutland's most widely regarded passenger train running between New York and Montreal. It was discontinued in 1953.
The Legionnaire, originally named the Great Western Limited, was Chicago Great Western's top train between Chicago and the Twin Cities. It was canceled in the 1950s.
The Everglades was another secondary Atlantic Coast Line service running the East Coast between Washington and Jacksonville. It survived until Amtrak.
The Gulf Coast Special was a secondary ACL day train providing service between New York and western Florida. It survived until Amtrak.
The Palmetto was a secondary Atlantic Coast Line train operating between New York and Savannah, Georgia. Established in the ealry 1940s it survived until 1968.
The Union Pacific's gas turbine locomtive, also known as the GTEL for short, followed its steam turbine design. Despite heavy fuel consumption the GTEL fleet remained in service for about 20 years.
The Vacationer was a late-established seasonal Atlantic Coast Line train running between the Northeast and Miami. It was the earliest to be cut, canceled in the mid-1950s.
The Miamian was a seasonal Atlantic Coast Line train operating between New York and Miami. It was discontinued in the early 1960s.
The GE B40-8/W came in standard and wide-cab versions. Offering 4,000 horsepower and cataloged in the late 1980s the model saw few sales as interest waned for four-axle main line road-switchers.
The Florida Special was Atlantic Coast Line's popular season train running between New York and Miami. It survived until 1968.
The Bankers and Connecticut Yankee was a joint service operated by the New Haven between New York and Springfield. The Bankers name survived through Amtrak.
The Owl was an overnight New Haven service connecting Boston and New York. It operated until the late 1960s.
The Yankee Clipper was an upscale New Haven passenger train that ran the Shore Line between New York and Boston. A section survived until Amtrak.