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The Florida East Coast Railway has served its state for more than 100 years and it's all thanks to Henry Flagler who created the company in 1895.
The J Class was the famous fleet of 4-8-4's built by the Norfolk & Western between 1941 and 1950 for passenger service. Today, #611 survives.
The Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway operates the Southern Pacific's former Santa Cruz Branch and began service in 2012 hosting passenger and freight trains.
The Kentucky Railway Museum (KRM) is the state's largest and most popular such facility. It does a wonderful job keeping alive its railroad heritage and offers excursion rides throughout the year!
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania offers an fine collection of restored equipment that focuses mostly on the state's history with trains. Having the popular Strasburg Railroad nearby also helps!
The North Carolina Transportation Museum (NCTM) located in Spencer at the Southern's former shop complex and roundhouse there is a fabulous facility. You can even catch train rides!
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum is one of the largest and most popular such facilities in the country, world-recognized and started by the B&O itself in 1953.
The recently rebuilt V&T is a historic company that once helped with Nevada's Comstock Lode and today visitors can ride the line.
The Black Hills Central Railroad, or 1880 Train, offers beautiful views of South Dakota's Black Hills using a rare 2-6-6-2T Mallet steam locomotive.
The Manitou & Pike's Peak Railway is a tourist operation based in Colorado that has been in service since 1889 using a cog system to transport guests up the side of the mountain it's named after.
As its name implies the Grand Canyon Railway takes guests to Arizona's most famous national park and does so in incredible style with first class accommodations and dining available.
The incredibly popular Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge operates narrow-gauge tourist trains along former Rio Grande trackage through the San Juan Mountains.
The very popular Cumbres & Toltec Scenic operates narrow-gauge tourist trains through the stunning San Juan Mountains on tracks once owned by the Rio Grande.
The "My Old Kentucky Dinner Train" is operated by RJ Corman located in Bardstown. Dress is always formal and the meals are first-class, it is quite an experience!
The Strasburg Railroad located in Pennsylvania is the second-most popular tourist line in operation. Its equipment truly harkens back to a bygone era and today it offers first class accommodations.
The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, or WMSR, operates a short stretch of line once owned by the railroad its named after. Today, it draws many visitors.
The Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad offers visitors incredible views of eastern West Virginia along a former B&O branch line. And, you really can see Bald Eagles on many trips!
The Mt. Washington Cog Railway is the first such system to ever operate in the United States, opening in 1868. It remains a popular attraction to this day.
The Green Mountain Railroad is a freight and tourist line in upstate Vermont that uses former Rutland Railroad trackage. Learn more about the line here.
The East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Company is a historic narrow-gauge shortline dating to 1856 located in Pennsylvania that once was a coal-hauler but today survives as a popular tourist attraction.
A brief history of coal-hauler, the Clinchfield Railroad; a classic system connecting Kentucky with South Carolina. Today, its route is still used by CSX.
The Belfast & Moosehead Lake was perhaps Maine's best known shortline, first opened in 1867. Today, the B&ML still survives as a tourist line.
The Izaak Walton Inn located In Essex, Montana is a historic hotel that was built by the GN to house employees. Read about its history and plan your own visit.
"America's Roads To Victory" was the tag line for a 1943 advertisement from the Milwaukee Road showing its dedication to the war effort.
The Dream, by Thomas Jacobs, tells the story of how the author became interested in trains from an early age.
The B&O Class W-1 Besler Type was an experimental steam locomotive developed in the late 1930s to compete against the diesel. This unique design was unfortunately not successful.
Scrap Iron, Big Foot, and A Nice Day on a Branch Line is a tale by Tom Schuppert describing stories of those he worked with on the railroad and their unique nicknames.
As the title describes, read about William Howes, Jr.'s time working on the railroad and his days spent at both the C&O and B&O railroads.
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad was a large and successful Southern line reaching St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago, and New Orleans. It formally disappeared with the creation of Seaboard System.
The Night Of The Caboose is a story shared by Thomas Schuppert of his experiences early in his career working for the Burlington Northern in the upper Midwest in the early 1990s.