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The Indiana Rail Road (INRD) today is a major regional system that dates back to 1986 over former IC, CMStP&P, and Soo trackage.
Find out what Massachusetts railroad jobs may be available by learning which companies operate there today and utilized an online search tool to find openings.
The Oregon Electric Railway was one of the largest interurbans ever constructed stretching from Portland to Eugene. It dates to 1908 and much of it remains in use today.
The Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway, or simply the Fort Dodge Line, was a freight interurban that was incorporated in 1906. It was purchased by the C&NW in 1968.
The Presidents Conference Committee cars, or PCCs, were a late streetcar design created in the 1930s and were quite popular. Today, a few still remain in service.
Wisconsin train rides include a varying degree of excursions from trolleys to steam locomotives and even dinner trains aboard the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad.
Passenger trains, a guide to US train travel where you can learn more about all of the services provided by Amtrak and commuter lines in service around the country.
Reefers, or refrigerator cars, have been a vital resource enabling railroads to haul perishables. They were first developed in the 1850s using blocks of ice.
Tank cas have been hauling liquids since oil was first discovered in the 1860s. They started as a vat on a simple flatcar and later transitioned to the classic horizontal tank.
The hopper car has been an important part of the railroad industry since it was first developed in the 1820s. Today, they are widely used to haul coal and various aggregates.
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.
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!
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!
You may be surprised to know that Iowa train rides are home to a large operating collection of steam locomotives at the Midwest Central Railroad. Learn more about all of the state's excursion trains.
Tennessee train rides showcase perhaps the best views of Appalachia one can find anywhere aboard the Three Rivers Rambler, Tennessee Valley Railroad, and others.
The Santa Fe's famous Raton Pass, located mostly in New Mexico, was part of the railroad's original main line between Chicago and Los Angeles. It sees little rail traffic today.
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.
The Hoosac Tunnel is legendary not only for its immense length but also the incredible amount of time required to complete the structure. It is still used today by Pan Am Railways.
The Clinchfield Loops, located in North Carolina, were a famous engineering feat in the construction of the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railway to keep its main line at a reasonable grade.
The Cascade Tunnel is another of the great engineering feats accomplished by an American railroad. Learn about the tunnel's construction, history, and present-day use by BNSF.
The railroad turntable was once an important device found in most terminals to quickly and efficiently turn locomotives. The advent of diesel technology mostly eliminated the structure's need.
Were you ever curious about the many types of railroad structures and signs that line railroad tracks? You can learn about them all, and much more, from this page.
Railroad tunnels, also known bores, are an expensive but somtimes necessary means to keep grades low across mountain ranges. The first such structure was the Staple Bend Tunnel of 1834.
Railroads in the Civil War were critical to both sides during the conflict. Learn how new technologies were developed and expansion continued afterward.
The dining car, or diner, was a late development in train service not arriving until the late 19th century. Find out how the car was developed, its uses during the Golden Age through today.
Early passengers during the first half of the 19th century was a dangerous way to travel with few safety precautions or devices in place. Still, it was the fastest way to travel at the time.
The freight train conductor is in charge of the entire crew and everything being hauled. Learn more about this job, its responsibliites, potential openings, and where you can take training courses.
This page offers a general history of railroad stations and many of the most well known structures like Pennsylvania Station. Also, learn about surviving depots still standing all around the country.
Interested in learning much more about out nation's railroad history? You can do so here, from the earliest years in the 1820s through today.
There are currently two Oklahoma train rides available to choose from, excursions hosted by the state railroad museum and freight operator Farmrail.