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Mar 01, 2024

D&H Timetables (January, 1930)


Presented here is the Delaware & Hudson's public timetables from the January, 1930 edition of the "Official Guide."

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Mar 01, 2024

The "Southerner" (Train)


The Southerner was another of Southern's premier trains serving New York and New Orleans thanks to help from the PRR.

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Mar 01, 2024

Western Pacific Timetables (August, 1952)


Presented here is Western Pacific's brief timetable listing from the August, 1952 issue of the "Official Guide."

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Mar 01, 2024

B&O 4-8-2 Locomotives (Class T)


Baltimore & Ohio's fleet of 4-8-2's (Class T) were used in heavy passenger service and occasionally on freight assignments.

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Mar 01, 2024

The "Cleveland Limited" (Train)


The Cleveland Limited was a long-running New York Central train serving New York and its home city. It disappeared in 1967.

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Feb 29, 2024

Coaling Towers (Railroad)


Coaling towers were once an incredibly important structure to railroads, basically early fueling stations that kept steam locomotives fed and running.

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Feb 29, 2024

The "Manhattan Limited" (Train)


The Manhattan Limited was a secondary, slower-schedule train serving New York and Chicago. It remained in service until the start of Amtrak.

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Feb 29, 2024

Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion Railroad


The Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion was a small short line located in Pennsylvania that began in the lumber business and later handled coal. It shutdown in 1992.

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Feb 29, 2024

Rutland Timetables (January, 1930)


Presented here is the Rutland's public timetables from the January, 1930 issue of the "Official Guide."

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Feb 29, 2024

Steam Turbine Locomotives


The steam turbine locomotive was an experimental design tested in the 1930s by several railroads as an alternative to diesels with names like the Jawn Henry.

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Feb 29, 2024

"Jawn Henry" Locomotive (Norfolk & Western)


Norfolk & Western's Jawn Henry was an experimental steam turbine locomotive built in 1954. It proved problematic and troublesome and was scrapped by 1957.

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Feb 29, 2024

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines (PRSL)


The Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines was owned by the PRR and Reading railroads and served primarily as a commuter line for southern New Jersey, a role it still serves today.

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Feb 29, 2024

PRSL Timetables (September, 1937)


Presented below is the Pennsyvlania-Reading Seashore Lines' public timetables from the September, 1937 issue of the "Official Guide."

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Feb 29, 2024

Norfolk & Western #1218


Norfolk & Western #1218 is an incredibly powerful and fast 2-6-6-4. Today, it is on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.

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Feb 29, 2024

Baldwin "AS-16" Locomotives


The Baldwin AS-16 began a new line of road-switcher for the builder in the early 1950s and proved relatively successful in comparison to other models.

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Feb 28, 2024

Western Maryland Timetables (August, 1952)


Western Maryland's public timetables presented in the August, 1952 issue of "The Official Guide Of The Railways."

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Feb 28, 2024

Durham & Southern Railway


The Durham & Southern Railway was a classic shortline located in North Carolina which dated to 1892. It operated for more than 80 years before being acquired by the Seaboard Coast Line.

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Feb 28, 2024

Frisco Railroad (St. Louis-San Francisco Railway)


The St. Louis-San Francisco Railway ("The Frisco") struggled for many years but became quite profitable before its 1981 acquisition by the Burlington Northern.

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Feb 28, 2024

Frisco Timetables (August, 1952)


Presented here is the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway's public timetables from the August, 1952 edition of the "Official Guide."

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Feb 28, 2024

Chicago Great Western Timetables (August, 1952)


Presented here is Chicago Great Western's public timetables from the August, 1952 edition of the "Official Guide."

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Feb 28, 2024

Chicago Great Western Railway


The venerable Chicago Great Western Railway operated across the upper Midwest serving Chicago, the Twin Cities, and Kansas City.

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Feb 28, 2024

2-6-6-2 "Mallet" Locomotives


The 2-6-6-2 wheel arrangement was a steam locomotive type designed for many purposes from logging operations to main line service and was used by many railroads.

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Feb 28, 2024

Halloween Train Rides (2024)

Visit this page for complete information covering 2024 Halloween-related train rides across the United States, broken down by state.

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Feb 27, 2024

Kansas Scenic Train Rides (2024): A Complete Guide


If you are researching Kansas train rides there are currently three to choose from, which you can find out more about here.

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Feb 27, 2024

The "Aztec Eagle" (Train)


The "Aztec Eagle" was a passenger train service operated by Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (National Railways of Mexico) and Missouri Pacific between Mexico City-San Antonio until 1968.

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Feb 27, 2024

"Empire Builder" (Train): Map, Schedule, History


The Empire Builder was Great Northern's flagship train between Chicago and Seattle that began service in 1929. It survives today under Amtrak.

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Feb 27, 2024

The Marquette/Varsity (Train)


The Marquette/Varsity was a secondary named Milwaukee train serving Mason City, Iowa and Chicago. It first launched in 1927 and survived until 1971.

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Feb 27, 2024

4-12-2 "Union Pacific" Locomotives


The 4-12-2 "Union Pacific" was named for the only railroad which operated the design. It first entered service in 1926 and remained so until the 1950s.

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Feb 26, 2024

Rio Grande Timetables (1940 and 1952)


Presented here is the Rio Grande's public timetables from the 1940 and 1952 "Official Guide."

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Feb 26, 2024

Alco "PA" Locomotives


Arguably the most beautiful diesel locomotive ever built, sadly no Alco PAs were originally preserved. Today, one is under restoration.

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Feb 26, 2024

Northern Pacific Railway


The Northern Pacific Railway opened the Pacific Northwest and was created when President Abraham Lincoln. It was merged into BN in 1970.

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Feb 26, 2024

Katy (MKT) Timetables: August, 1952


Presented here is the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad's, better known as the Katy, public timetables from the August, 1952 issue of the "Official Guide."

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Feb 26, 2024

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway


The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway was a famous southern line that operated from Norfolk to Chicago and through much of Michigan.

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Feb 25, 2024

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway


The original Wheeling & Lake Erie dates back to 1871, serving eastern and northern Ohio. The modern version was formed in 1990.

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Feb 25, 2024

Soo Line Timetables (August, 1952)


Presented here is the Soo Line's public timetables listed in the August, 1952 edition of the "Official Guide."

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Feb 25, 2024

Northern Pacific Timetables (August, 1952)


Presented here is Northern Pacific's public timetables from the August, 1952 edition of "The Official Guide Of The Railways."

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Feb 25, 2024

St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County Railroad


The St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County was once known by a different name that dates back to the 1860s. For many years it was owned by the Boston & Maine.

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Feb 24, 2024

The American Freedom Train (1975-1976)


The American Freedom Train was a special consist designed by Ross Rowland to celebrate America's Bicentennial in 1976. Its success is still talked about today.

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Feb 24, 2024

4-10-2 Steam Locomotives


The 4-10-2 Overland was a unique design used only by the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific, introduced in 1925. It proved to be rather unsuccessful.

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Feb 24, 2024

Road-Switcher Locomotives


Road-switchers are today's all-purpose diesels, able function as main line power as well as act as switchers.

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Feb 24, 2024

Lehigh Valley Railroad


The Lehigh Valley dates as far back as 1853. At its height the anthracite road connected Buffalo with eastern New Jersey.

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Feb 24, 2024

2-6-6-4 Steam Locomotives


The 2-6-6-4 was a late era steam design, one of the finest ever built. Four railroads operated them, most notable of which was the N&W's Class A fleet.

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Feb 24, 2024

Stephenson's "Planet" Locomotive


Robert Stephenson's Planet was the name applied to an early 2-2-0 steam locomotive the English builder designed in 1830. It was the first to utilize cylinders inside the frame.

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Feb 24, 2024

L&N Timetables (August, 1952)


Presented here is the Louisville & Nashville's public timetables from the August, 1952 issue of the "Official Guide."

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Feb 24, 2024

Louisville and Nashville Railroad


The Louisville & Nashville was a large and successful southern railroad reaching St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago, and New Orleans.

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Feb 24, 2024

Burlington Railroad (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy)


The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q) served much of the Midwest and Texas. It helped kickoff the streamliner era in 1934 and later formed Burlington Northern.

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Feb 24, 2024

Burlington (CB&Q) Timetables: August, 1952


Presented here is the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy's public timetables listed in the August, 1952 edition of the "Official Guide."

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Feb 24, 2024

North Shore Line Railroad (Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee)


The Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee was another of Chicago's well remembered interurbans.

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Feb 23, 2024

Burlington 2-8-2 #4960 Locomotive


Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 2-8-2 #4960 gained fame in excursion service during the late 1950s hosting fantrips on its home railroad.

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