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The Rexall Train was a publicity endeavor carried out by the United Drug Company and several railroads during 1936 touring every state except Nevada.
The Broadway Limited was the flagship passenger train of the Pennsy offering unparalelled services of any streamliner ever operated.
The Capitol Limited was the Baltimore & Ohio's flagship run between Chicago and New York. It originally hit the rails in 1923 and was streamlined in 1938.
The Empire Builder was Great Northern's flagship train between Chicago and Seattle that began service in 1929. It survives today under Amtrak.
The 20th Century Limited was the flagship passenger train of the NYC, operating until 1967 (just prior to the Penn Central merger).
The Iowa Northern Railway was become a profitable and large shortline since it began in 1984 over former Rock Island trackage. Today, it owns 163 miles of rehabbed lines and continues to grow.
The Ohio Central System (OHCR) dates back to 1988 when it began over former W&LE and PRR trackage. Today, it operates more than 500 miles and is owned by G&W.
There are not many Arkansas train rides available although the Arkansas & Missouri offers an incredible experience!
The Indiana & Ohio Railway is a regional line located in southern and western Ohio owned by Genesee & Wyoming. Learn about the history of its lines and current operations.
The Iowa Traction Railway is the last original interurban line still in operation using electric locomotives. It dates to 1897 and has changed names but still operates its original route.
The Arkansas & Missouri Railroad is a large Class III, shortline that began service in 1986. Along with a wide range of freight services the railroad also hosts tourist trains.
The St. Marys Railroad is a small short line in Georgia serving its home city. The company dates to 1911 and owns just a few miles of track.
The Sandersville Railroad, also known as the Kaolin Road, is a shortline that has been in business since 1893 and still serves its namesake town operating about nine miles of track.
The Lancaster & Chester Railway, also known as "The Springmaid Line," is a historic South Carolina shortline dating to 1896 connecting its namesake cities.
The Chesapeake & Albemarle Railroad is a shortline operating in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia that began service in 1990.
The Georgia Southwestern Railroad (GSWR) is a large shortline that dates back to 1989 and is now part of Genesee & Wyoming. Read about how it began and its current locomotive roster.
In this article, we look at narrow gauge railroads, which sprang up in the United States during the 1870's. Most were abandoned by the early 20th century.
The Wisconsin & Southern today operates more than 700 miles of track as a Class II, regional serving the southern area of the state.
The Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee was another of Chicago's well remembered interurbans.
The Georgia Northeastern Railroad is a short line that began service in 1987 over former CSX branch lines. It is privately owned and hosts the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
A late design,the powerful 2-10-4 Texas first saw use on the Texas & Pacific in 1925. Several roads used the 2-10-4 in freight service until the 1950's.
The South Carolina Central Railroad (SCRF) is a Genesee & Wyoming property that dates to 1987 when CSX sold several miles of branches around Florence.
Chesapeake & Ohio #1309 is a 2-6-6-2 compound Mallet built by Baldwin in 1949 for coal service. It is slated for restoration and operation.
The Sierra Madre Express was a tourist train providing long distance rides through Mexico's beautiful Copper Canyon. Service ended in 2009.
The Columbus & Greenville Railway is a line that dates back to the late 19th century. Today, part of the route remains in regular service as a shortline.
The Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay, now known as the Bay Line Railroad, is a historic short line based in southern Alabama and northern Florida.
The East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Company is a historic narrow-gauge coal-hauler dating to 1856 located in Pennsylvania.
The Cab Forwards were unique, odd, and extremely powerful steam locomotives that enabled crews to safely operate through the Sierras.
The Chepe Express is a new first class train ride launched in 2018 which travels through Mexico's beautiful Copper Canyon. Learn more about it here.
The Apalachicola Northern Railroad, also known as the Port St. Joe Route, has been located in the Florida Panhandle since 1903. Today, it is owned by Genesee & Wyoming.