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Aug 14, 2017

The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway

The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway dates back to 1871, serving eastern and northern Ohio. The modern version was formed in 1990 and operates original W&LE, AC&Y and P&WV trackage.

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Aug 13, 2017

The Pere Marquette Railway

The Pere Marquette Railway was Michigan's largest railroad serving most of the state as well as Buffalo, New York. It was purchased by the C&O in 1947.

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Aug 12, 2017

The Soo Line, The Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway

The Soo Line, officially known as the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway served the upper Midwest. Long a CP subsidiary it is still officially an operating entity.

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Aug 11, 2017

Fall Foliage Train Rides And Excursions, 2017

As the leaves begin to turn fall foliage train rides have become a popular way to see the vibrant colors. Find out where you can find these excursions here in 2017.

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Aug 09, 2017

The Nickel Plate Road

The New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad, better known as the "Nickel Plate Road," was a highly profitable Midwestern system. In 1964 it was acquired by the Norfolk & Western.

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Aug 04, 2017

The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad is a historic terminal line with a heritage dating back to 1896. Today, IHB continues to operate after more than a century of service.

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Jul 27, 2017

The Havana Special

The Havana Special once carried passengers all of the way to Key West. After 1935 it remained on the FEC timetable as a truncated route until 1962.

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Jul 24, 2017

The Monon Railroad, "The Hoosier Line"

The Monon Railroad was an Indiana institution whose moniker, "The Hoosier Line," suited it well. Originally known as the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway it disappeared in 1971.

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Jul 23, 2017

The Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway

The Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway began as an interurban and transitioned into a successful belt line. The "Dan Patch Line" was purchased by the Soo Line in 1982.

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Jul 13, 2017

The Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway

The Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway was known was the Peoria Gateway and served the Twin Cities and upper Midwest. It was purchased by the C&NW in 1960.

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Jul 13, 2017

Christmas/Holiday Train Rides 2017, Including Official "The Polar Express" Trips

Looking for 2017 dates and locations of Christmas/holiday train rides, including official "The Polar Express" trips? You can find them all here.

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Jul 13, 2017

Florida Train Rides And Museums

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.

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Jul 09, 2017

The Lake Superior & Ishpeming

The Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad dates back to 1892 and has always served northern Michigan and primarily focused on the movement of ore. Today, it is still in operation.

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Jul 07, 2017

Creating American-Rails.com, A Site Build It! Review

Creating American-Rails.com has been a real challenge but quite enjoyable as well. In this Site Build It! review read about how the website came together.

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Jul 05, 2017

Other Train Rides By State Not Listed

Included here are excursions and train rides not listed in other sections of the website.

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Jul 05, 2017

Wisconsin Train Rides And Museums

Wisconsin train rides include a varying degree of excursions from trolleys to steam locomotives and even dinner trains aboard the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad.

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Jul 05, 2017

West Virginia Train Rides And Museums

West Virginia train rides offer guests scenic views of the Appalachian Mountains among four different excursions including the popular Cass Scenic Railroad and continue to grow in popularity.

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Jul 05, 2017

Washington Train Rides And Museums

Like neighboring Oregon, Washington train rides feature stunning views of the state's backcountry and Pacific Northwest in general. You can even catch steam on a few rides!

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Jul 05, 2017

Texas Train Rides And Museums

While there are others Texas train rides offer three top-notch excursions from the Texas State Railroad, Grapevine Railroad, and Austin Steam Train all three of which feature steam locomotives!

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Jul 05, 2017

Tennessee Train Rides And 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.

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Jul 05, 2017

South Carolina Train Rides And Museums

South Carolina is currently home to only one excursion train ride. Also, learn more about all of the state's railroad attractions

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Jul 05, 2017

Pennsylvania Train Rides And Museums

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.

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Jul 05, 2017

Oregon Train Rides And Museums

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.

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Jul 05, 2017

Oklahoma Train Rides And Museums

There are currently two Oklahoma train rides available to choose from, excursions hosted by the state railroad museum and freight operator Farmrail.

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Jul 05, 2017

Ohio Train Rides And Museums

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.

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Jul 04, 2017

North Carolina Train Rides And Museums

North Carolina train rides offer lots of restored steam locomotives to see in action and plenty of scenery such as at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and Tweetsie Railroad.

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Jul 04, 2017

New York Train Rides And Museums

New York train rides offer about everything you can imagine from steam locomotives to long dinner train rides. Most also feature stunning panoramic views of the state's countryside.

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Jul 04, 2017

New Mexico Train Rides And Museums

Only two New Mexico train rides are open to the public although one is the incredibly successful and picturesque Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.

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Jul 04, 2017

New Jersey Train Rides And Museums

Due to its rich history with trains, today New Jersey train rides are offered by five different organizations including the popular Black River & Western Railroad.

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Jul 04, 2017

New Hampshire Train Rides And Museums

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.

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