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Feb 15, 2018

California Train Rides And Railroad Museums Guide

The state of California offers numerous train rides and railroad museums to enjoy, ranging from elegant dinner trains to impressive collections of historic locomotives and cars. You can learn more about all of these attractions here.

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Feb 07, 2018

Alaska Train Rides And Railroad Museums Guide

An Alaska train ride is an unforgettable experience. By taking a trip on the Alaska Railroad or White Pass & Yukon Route and you will come understand why they are so popular, offering unparalleled views of Alaska's stunning beauty.

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Feb 06, 2018

Arkansas Train Rides And Railroad Museums Guide

There are not many Arkansas train rides available although the Arkansas & Missouri offers an incredible experience!

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Feb 05, 2018

Arizona Train Rides And Railroad Museums Guide

Arizona may not have many railroad museums but, surprisingly, does offer several train rides, including trolleys! Read about them all here!

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Feb 03, 2018

The 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 01, 2018

Alabama Train Rides And Railroad Museums Guide

There are currently just a few train rides in Alabama to choose from. Learn more about them within this guide, as well as the state's railroad museums.

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Jan 31, 2018

A Guide To Railroad Museums

Find out about all of the many railroad museums that operate around the United States, which work to keep alive our nation's history with trains.

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Jan 30, 2018

Amtrak, An Overview Of The National Railroad Passenger Corporation

A look at the history of Amtrak, its operations today, and how the national carrier has been under a constant threat of service cuts since its inception in 1971.

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Jan 30, 2018

The Western Pacific Railroad, The Feather River Route

The Western Pacific was a small classic railroad linking Salt Lake City with Oakland. In 1982 it became part of Union Pacific.

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Jan 26, 2018

Tourist Railroad Train Rides

Whether you are interested in heritage railroad or tourist train ride, all of that can be found here!

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Jan 24, 2018

The Pacific Electric Railway

The Pacific Electric Railway was a large interurban that served the Los Angeles region. Heavily dependent on passenger traffic what remained of the PE disappeared into SP in 1965.

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Jan 20, 2018

Kansas Train Rides And Railroad Museums 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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Jan 20, 2018

Iowa Train Rides And Railroad Museums Guide

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.

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Jan 20, 2018

Connecticut Train Rides And Railroad Museums Guide

The few Connecticut train rides available offer the experience of seeing New England's incredible scenery. See where you can ride here.

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Jan 20, 2018

Colorado Train Rides And Railroad Museums Guide

Colorado has a rich history with railroads related to its legendary mining trade. As such, there are several heritage train rides and railroad museums found in the state today. Learn more about all of them here.

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Jan 20, 2018

Florida Train Rides And Railroad Museums Guide

Florida train rides guide, including all known railroad museums to visit within the state. Learn more about them here.

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Jan 18, 2018

The Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway

The Spokane, Portland & Seattle was owned by Great Northern and Northern Pacific, providing access to Portland; it was merged into Burlington Northern in 1970.

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Dec 12, 2017

Thomas The Train: "Day Out With Thomas" 2018 Schedule

Here you can find a complete schedule regarding where Thomas The Train (officially known as "Day Out With Thomas" trips) will be operating for the 2018 year all around the country.

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Dec 10, 2017

The Great Northern Railway

The Great Northern Railway was the second company to reach Seattle doing so in 1893. It was part of the James Hill's vast empire. The GN disappeared into Burlington Northern in 1970.

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Dec 10, 2017

The Burlington Northern

The Burlington Northern was the West's first mega-railroad when it was formed in 1970 serving such cities as Chicago, Seattle, and Dallas.

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Nov 29, 2017

The Milwaukee Road

The Milwaukee Road, whose official name was the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific, was often regarded as the "Route of the Hiawathas." It dates to the mid-19th century and disappeared in 1985.

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Nov 15, 2017

The Transcontinental Railroad

The Transcontinental Railroad, completed in 1869, marked the first time in history the United States was connected from coast to coast by an efficient and fast mode of transportation.

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Nov 15, 2017

The Southern Pacific Railroad

The Southern Pacific was a California institution and one of the West's most powerful railroads. It faltered in the 1970's and was purchased by the Rio Grande in 1988.

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Nov 09, 2017

The Missouri Pacific Railroad, The "MoPac"

The Missouri Pacific was a large Midwestern that carried a long history of financial difficulty until later years. Its earliest history dates to 1849 and in 1982 was purchased by Union Pacific.

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Nov 08, 2017

The Central Pacific Railroad

The Central Pacific Railroad disappeared long ago but is long remembered as the western component of the Transcontinental Railroad, completed in May of 1869.

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Nov 07, 2017

The PRR In Crestline, Ohio

A look at the Pennsylvania Railroad's historic operations in Crestline, Ohio as told by Bill Histed who grew up in the town.

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Oct 30, 2017

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad was a legendary western "fallen flag" which battled the Rocky Mountains through Colorado and Utah.

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Oct 30, 2017

The Plymouth Locomotive Works

A brief history of the Plymouth Locomotive Works, the largest manufacturer of small diesel-electric and gasoline locomotives.

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Oct 30, 2017

The Stewartstown Railroad

A brief history and current disposition of the Stewartstown Railroad, a short line located in Pennsylvania which has been in existence since 1884.

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Oct 29, 2017

The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, The Katy

The Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad was a southern Midwest line that connected St. Louis with much of east Texas. It dated back to 1865 and was purchased by the Union Pacific in 1988.

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