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The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad was a legendary western fallen flag which battled the Rocky Mountains through Colorado and Utah. Today, its lines are owned by Union Pacific.
The Wabash Railroad was a Midwestern institution that had its own song and connected Buffalo, Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City. In 1964 it was purchased by the N&W.
A detailed history of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, better known as the Santa Fe. Learn how it gained worldwide prominence and ultimately its end fate.
The Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway was a linear route connecting central Indiana and Illinois. Once part of the Santa Fe, the reborn system is a Genesee & Wyoming property today.
A career in the railroad industry is not for everyone, especially field work. Find out more about railroad jobs here and the many different positions available.
Wisconsin train rides include a varying degree of excursions from trolleys to steam locomotives and even dinner trains aboard the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad.
South Carolina is currently home to only one excursion train ride. Also, learn more about all of the state's railroad attractions
Pennsylvania train rides offer the greatest collection anywhere in the country except perhaps California. The state is also home to many of the most popular rides like the Strasburg Railroad.
If you are hoping to see the state by rail but not via Amtrak, Oregon train rides have plenty to offer with incredible scenic views like the Oregon Coast Scenic and Mount Hood Railroad.
There are currently two Oklahoma train rides available to choose from, excursions hosted by the state railroad museum and freight operator Farmrail.
Due to its rich history, New Jersey train rides are offered by five different organizations including the popular Black River & Western Railroad.
The state may not have much live railroading to offer but New Hampshire train rides include seven different excursions, which you can learn more about here.
You have three very nice Nevada train rides to experience today including the Virginia and Truckee, Nevada Northern, and Nevada Southern all of which you can learn more about here.
Minnesota train rides give visitors quite a bit to experience. For instance the popular North Shore Scenic Railroad features stunning scenery while the Minnesota Streetcar Museum hosts trolley rides.
There is no better way to experience the Great Lakes State's countryside than on the railroad. Michigan train rides also offer visitors much to experience from steam locomotives to dinner trains.
You have a lot to choose from with Massachusetts train rides including the very popular Berkshire Scenic Railway and Cape Cod Central as well as trolley rides.
Maryland train rides offer some incredible experiences on the rails like the steam-powered Western Maryland Scenic . You can also ride trolleys on the Baltimore Streetcar Museum.
Maine train rides offers the public incredible views of the state's back country with experiences including narrow-gauge operations, trolley rides, and much more.
Kentucky train rides offer unparalleled views of the Appalachians and really showcase the state's beauty. Some also offer elegant dining while others showcase steam locomotives.
You have your choice of several Indiana train rides to choose from such as the popular French Lick Scenic Railway. Read about all of the state's excursion trains here.
While the state has many museums there are just a few Illinois train rides available. The two most well known are the Silver Creek & Stephenson and Illinois Railway Museum.
There may be only a few Hawaii train rides available but if you have a chance to take one they are a unique experience and a lot of fun!
There are just a few Georgia train rides available to choose from. Luckily, though, the state is home to two very popular such attractions, the SAM Shortline and Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
Whether you are a local or vacationer you might not know all of the available Florida train rides to experience, a few of which are very good! Learn more about them here.
The few Connecticut train rides available offer the experience of seeing New England's incredible scenery. See where you can ride here.
There are not many Arkansas train rides available in the state although the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad offers an incredible experience that is worth the trip!
The state may not have many museums but there are numerous Arizona train rides to choose from. Read about them all here!
Currently there are only a few Alabama train rides available which you can learn more about here. Also included are railroad museums.
Tennessee train rides showcase perhaps the best views of Appalachia one can find anywhere aboard the Three Rivers Rambler, Tennessee Valley Railroad, and others.
Dinner trains have become a popular railroad excurions in recent years. Here, you can learn which railroads operate them and when these special trains run in 2017 (some year-round).