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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for 2017 dates and locations of Christmas/holiday train rides, including official "The Polar Express" trips? You can find them all here.
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 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.
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.
Included here are excursions and train rides not listed in other sections of the website.
Wisconsin train rides include a varying degree of excursions from trolleys to steam locomotives and even dinner trains aboard the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad.
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!
Tennessee train rides showcase perhaps the best views of Appalachia one can find anywhere aboard the Three Rivers Rambler, Tennessee Valley Railroad, and others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only two New Mexico train rides are open to the public although one is the incredibly successful and picturesque Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.
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.
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.