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The RSD15 Alligator was a railfan favorite although railroads were less enthusiastic about them in service. A few remain preserved today.
The New York, Ontario & Western was a regional system linking Weehawken, New Jersey with Scranton, Pennsylvania and Oswego, New York. It shutdown in 1957.
Milwaukee Road #261 is a 4-8-4 locomotive part of its S-3 Class built by Alco in 1943. Today, it is in owned by the Friends Of The 261.
The Lehigh & New England was another Northeastern anthracite coal hauler. An early victim of the times it shutdown in 1961.
RailPower's Green Goats and gensets were first introduced in 2001. Owned by RJ Corman since 2009 the operation was shutdown in 2020.
The East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Company is a historic narrow-gauge coal-hauler dating to 1856 located in Pennsylvania.
Provided here is a list of museums and tourist railroads that offer Easter train rides, including schedules and dates in 2020.
The BNSF Railway is the nation's second-largest system, behind only Union Pacific.
Amtrak provides several regional services to complement its long-distance trains. Many are state-sponsored or subsidized.
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.
Dinner trains have become a popular attraction in recent years. Here, you can find dates and locations for these events in 2020.
Here you can find a complete schedule regarding where Thomas The Train/Day Out With Thomas train rides will be operating for the 2020 season.
Looking for official Polar Express train rides in 2020? You can find them all the dates and locations here.
The city of Lindale, Georgia will soon be opening a new attraction, a railfan park which is expected to be finished by October or November, 2019. The town sits along Norfolk Southern's former Central of Georgia and Southern main lines.
The Central Railroad of New Jersey was a classic fallen flag that served its home state and eastern Pennsylvania.
The Canadian Pacific Railway is one of North America's oldest Class Is still in operation and the oldest in its home country.
In railroad jargon, Class I railroads refer to the largest companies in the industry and all seven in North America are highlighted here.
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 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy served much of the Midwest and Texas. It helped kickoff the streamliner era in 1934 and later formed Burlington Northern.
The Milwaukee Road, whose official name was the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific, dates to the mid-19th century and disappeared in 1985.
Railroad tycoons, moguls, and barons were titans of 19th and early 20th century American commerce who laid the foundation of the modern industry we know today.
Featured here are detailed histories of more than 100 classic railroads, or "fallen flags," from the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad to the small Monon.
Read about many of the most well known streamliners here and why the period of the 1930s to 1960s is often considered the "Silver Age" of rail travel.
Railroads in World War II were critical to winning the conflict and were prepared unlike with the World War I crisis. Unfortunately, the historic traffic numbers declined after the war.
Interested in learning much more about out nation's rail history as well who invented the iron horse and when? Find it all here.
The Lehigh Valley dates as far back as 1853. At its height the anthracite road connected Buffalo with eastern New Jersey.
"The 70 Year Train Ride," published in 2019, is authored by Frank Heppner detailing his life's adventures by rail. These trips were not exclusive to the United States as the professor has traveled around the world riding trains. A fascinating, comical, and engaging story you are sure to enjoy!
Union Pacific 4014 is the latest star in the railroad's growing collection of heritage steam locomotives. It returned to active service on May 2, 2019.
The 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" was designed by Alco and Union Pacific's Otto Jabelman to handle freight over the Wasatch Mountains. Today, several survive.
The Transcisco Tours' "Sierra 49er Express" was a short-lived dinner train running between San Jose, California and Reno, Nevada between 1990-1991.