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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Best selling 2015 Railroad Calendars

Lowest prices on the largest selection of the best selling 2015 train and 2015 railroad calendars. Choose from railroads of today as well as many vintage fallen flags, including ACL/SAL, B&O, C&O, Great Northern, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, PRR, Rio Grande, New Haven, Milwaukee Road and  more.
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Western Maryland Scenic 2014 Schedule

September “Enthusiasts’ Weekend” on the Western Maryland Scenic

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad 2014 schedule includes plans to host its first “enthusiasts’ weekend” in late September. The event is part of the railroad’s 2014 operating schedule and follows a successful 25th anniversary celebration in 2013.
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Milwaukee Road 261 to pull 2014 Fall excursion to Lake Superior Railroad Museum

The “Friends of the 261,” in cooperation with Amtrak, BNSF Railway and Lake Superior Railroad Museum, will operate the Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 pulling a Fall excursion from Minneapolis to Duluth, Minnesota.
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Reading & Northern No. 425 to pull 2014 Fall Excursions

Fall 2014 steam excursions on Reading & Northern 425

Reading & Northern 4-6-2 No. 425 will head up Autumn Leaf special excursions for the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway on Oct. 11-12. The trips will operate from Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe. Tickets for the trips are $69 per person.
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Conway Scenic 7470 to pull farewell excursion

Conway Scenic Railroad farewell steam excursion May 31.

Conway Scenic Railroad No. 7470 will pull a farewell excursion on May 31 prior to be taken out of service in July for its federally-mandated inspection and overhaul.
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Norfolk & Western 611 Restoration

N&W 611 heading to North Carolina Transportation Museum Roundhouse

The Norfolk & Western Class J 611 is being prepared for its move to the North Carolina Transportation Museum and its long-awaited restoration. The anticipation has been building, and now all eyes are on Roanoke as crews ready the iconic locomotive for the big move.
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Steam Railroading Institute to hold ‘Train Expo 2014′

Former Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 will attend the Steam Railroad Institute’s ‘Train Expo 2014′ to be held June 20-22 in Owosso, Michigan according to event organizers. Continue reading

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Guidebook for Great Places to Watch Trains

Where to find the best places to watch trains

The  Hot Spots Guidebook  is your #1 source for finding the best places to watch trains.

Experience the thrill of more than 100 of the best train-watching locations in America. Trains magazine editors  have covered in great detail all you’ll ever need to find the top locations where to watch trains. Continue reading

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