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Presented here is the Delaware & Hudson's public timetables from the January, 1930 edition of the "Official Guide."
The Southerner was another of Southern's premier trains serving New York and New Orleans thanks to help from the PRR.
Presented here is Western Pacific's brief timetable listing from the August, 1952 issue of the "Official Guide."
Baltimore & Ohio's fleet of 4-8-2's (Class T) were used in heavy passenger service and occasionally on freight assignments.
The Cleveland Limited was a long-running New York Central train serving New York and its home city. It disappeared in 1967.
Coaling towers were once an incredibly important structure to railroads, basically early fueling stations that kept steam locomotives fed and running.
The Manhattan Limited was a secondary, slower-schedule train serving New York and Chicago. It remained in service until the start of Amtrak.
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.
Presented here is the Rutland's public timetables from the January, 1930 issue of the "Official Guide."
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.
Norfolk & Western's Jawn Henry was an experimental steam turbine locomotive built in 1954. It proved problematic and troublesome and was scrapped by 1957.
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.
Presented below is the Pennsyvlania-Reading Seashore Lines' public timetables from the September, 1937 issue of the "Official Guide."
Norfolk & Western #1218 is an incredibly powerful and fast 2-6-6-4. Today, it is on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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.
Western Maryland's public timetables presented in the August, 1952 issue of "The Official Guide Of The Railways."
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.
The St. Louis-San Francisco Railway ("The Frisco") struggled for many years but became quite profitable before its 1981 acquisition by the Burlington Northern.
Presented here is the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway's public timetables from the August, 1952 edition of the "Official Guide."
Presented here is Chicago Great Western's public timetables from the August, 1952 edition of the "Official Guide."
The venerable Chicago Great Western Railway operated across the upper Midwest serving Chicago, the Twin Cities, and Kansas City.
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.
Visit this page for complete information covering 2024 Halloween-related train rides across the United States, broken down by state.
If you are researching Kansas train rides there are currently three to choose from, which you can find out more about here.
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.
The Empire Builder was Great Northern's flagship train between Chicago and Seattle that began service in 1929. It survives today under Amtrak.
The Marquette/Varsity was a secondary named Milwaukee train serving Mason City, Iowa and Chicago. It first launched in 1927 and survived until 1971.
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.
Presented here is the Rio Grande's public timetables from the 1940 and 1952 "Official Guide."
Arguably the most beautiful diesel locomotive ever built, sadly no Alco PAs were originally preserved. Today, one is under restoration.
The Northern Pacific Railway opened the Pacific Northwest and was created when President Abraham Lincoln. It was merged into BN in 1970.
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."
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway was a famous southern line that operated from Norfolk to Chicago and through much of Michigan.
The original Wheeling & Lake Erie dates back to 1871, serving eastern and northern Ohio. The modern version was formed in 1990.
Presented here is the Soo Line's public timetables listed in the August, 1952 edition of the "Official Guide."
Presented here is Northern Pacific's public timetables from the August, 1952 edition of "The Official Guide Of The Railways."
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.
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.
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.
Road-switchers are today's all-purpose diesels, able function as main line power as well as act as switchers.
The Lehigh Valley dates as far back as 1853. At its height the anthracite road connected Buffalo with eastern New Jersey.
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.
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.
Presented here is the Louisville & Nashville's public timetables from the August, 1952 issue of the "Official Guide."
The Louisville & Nashville was a large and successful southern railroad reaching St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago, and New Orleans.
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.
Presented here is the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy's public timetables listed in the August, 1952 edition of the "Official Guide."
The Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee was another of Chicago's well remembered interurbans.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 2-8-2 #4960 gained fame in excursion service during the late 1950s hosting fantrips on its home railroad.