The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane

Hemingway’s Hurricane – Labor Day 1935

A powerful late summer hurricane is tracked for several days before it makes landfall on a southern U.S. coastline. Inexplicably, government officials fail to set an evacuation plan in motion until it is too late. Those who are able escape, but the have-nots are left behind. Roaring ashore with 200 mph winds and a 22-foot storm surge, the storm overwhelms low-lying areas. Hundreds die.

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North Carolina Fall Train Rides

The North Carolina Transportation Museum is sponsoring 2015 autumn train excursions over Norfolk Southern rails from Spencer to Asheville on Oct. 31, and to Charlottesville, Va., on Nov.1.
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Milwaukee Road No. 261 Fall Colors Tour

This autumn the “Friends of the 261” in cooperation with Amtrak and BNSF Railway will operate two fall color excursion trains powered by Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261.
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NKP 765 Steam Locomotive to pull Summer Excursions

The 2015 schedule for historic steam locomotive NKP 765 will include round-trip excursions during July and August.
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2015 Tourist Trains Guidebook

The Tourist Trains Guidebook, 5th edition, is your passport into the exciting world of heritage railroading.

The latest Tourist Trains Guidebook for 2015 puts readers on the right track for riding historic steam locomotives, taking in breathtaking scenery only visible from the rails, and stepping into the past.

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21st Century Steam excursions for 2015 include N&W 611, NKP 765 and Southern 4501

Norfolk Southern has published its schedule of 21st Century Steam excursions for 2015, some of which will feature the newly restored ex-Norfolk & Western J Class locomotive No. 611.
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N&W 611 Restoration Tour Feb 20th

The Virginia Museum of Transportation is offering a chartered bus trip to the North Carolina Transportation Museum (NCTM) in Spencer, NC, for an up-close tour of the restoration of the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam Passenger Locomotive.
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Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Winter Photo Special

The D&SNG will again offer an extraordinary opportunity to the passengers on the Winter Photo Train! Passengers will detrain in the wilderness to capture the beauty of an authentic steam train traveling along the Animas Canyon in the winter!
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Milwaukee Road No. 261 ‘North Pole Express’ train rides

Milwaukee Road 261 to begin ‘North Pole Express’ train rides in December

The “North Pole Express” train rides will operate multiple rides each day during Dec. 5-7 and 11-14 .
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SP&S No. 700 Holiday Express excursions

Spokane, Portland & Seattle 4-8-4 No. 700 will pull the 2014 annual “Holiday Express” excursion trains in November and December.
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