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Rhode Island railroads have never played a vitally important role when considering the industry as a whole. Today, nearly 100 miles of the original 200 once found in the state are still in use.
The 20th Century Limited was the flagship passenger train of the NYC, operating until 1967 (just prior to the Penn Central merger).
The Texas Chief was a postwar entrant to Santa Fe's fleet of Chiefs, operating as the only Chicago-Texas streamliner. The train survived until Amtrak.
A close-up look at several Class III railroads, or "short lines." These systems are in vastly greater numbers today as Class Is continue to shed trackage.
In railroad jargon, Class I railroads refer to the largest companies in the industry and all six in North America are highlighted here.
Covered here are brief overviews of many types of passenger rail cars and what led to their development as train travel improved over time.
Here you can read about the fascinating history of California railroads, the lines which operated there, and current, present day operations. Also included is a rail mileage chart.
The Morning Hiawatha was a new, ultra-fast streamliner the Milwaukee Road launched during early 1939 between Chicago and the Twin Cities.
The history of New Hampshire railroads began with the Nashua & Lowell of 1835. Learn more about the lines that still serve the state as well as things to do such as museums and train rides.
The Sunset Limited was SP's legendary train serving New Orleans and Los Angeles. It survives today as a prominent train under Amtrak.
Looking for official Polar Express train rides in 2020? You can find them all the dates and locations here.
Here you can find a complete schedule regarding where Thomas The Train/Day Out With Thomas train rides will be operating for the 2021 season.
Montana railroads have a fascinating history for a state with not a large population. There were once three transcontinental lines traversing its borders and today just one remains.
Streetcars and trolleys have been an integral part of the urban environment since the 19th century. What began as horsepower operations transitioned into electrically operated networks. Learn more about their history here.
The history of Minnesota railroads can be traced back to the Minnesota & Pacific Railroad in 1852. During peak years mileage topped out at over 9,000 while today half is still in service.
The New England States was New York Central's premier Boston-New York train, established in the late 1930s. It survived until 1967.
The Western Star was a late arrival, debuting in the early 1950s serving the same route as the Builder as well as tourist to Glacier National Park.
Located in the heart of America's bread basket, Kansas railroads once operated almost 10,000 miles of trackage with all of the famous Midwestern roads operating there.
The Grand Canyon was part of Santa Fe's transcontinental fleet between Chicago and Los Angeles, which honored the national park. It was discontinued in 1971
Located in the heart of granger country, Iowa railroads once included nearly 10,000 miles of trackage and more than a half-dozen fallen flag lines. Learn more about the state's history here.
Perhaps more than any other state Illinois railroads include a history like any other. Read about all of the dozens of lines to operate there and what things look like today.
Visit this page for complete information covering 2018 Halloween-related train rides across the United States, broken down by state.
The Yankee Clipper was an upscale New Haven passenger train that ran the Shore Line between New York and Boston. A section survived until Amtrak.
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 2020.
Seaboard Air Line's slogan,"Through The Heart Of The South," fit the line well as it connected Virginia, Alabama, and Florida.
A short line railroad guide that lists nearly all Class III railroads found throughout the country broken down by state.
The Chippewa-Hiawatha was part of the Milwaukee Road's once vast fleet of Hiawaths serving Chicago and Michigan. The train survived until 1960.
The history of Idaho railroads is more fascinating than you may think with several classic lines once located there. Today, it is home to a few shortlines and two Class Is.
Hawaiian railroads feature a history unlike any other state with main lines, plantation branches, and narrow-gauge operations. Read more about the Aloha State's railroads here.
Whether you are interested in scenic railroad or tourist train rides, all of that can be found here! The information here covers a wide range of subjects, from different scenic railroads to state-by-state guides.