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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.
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.
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.
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.
Where to find the best places to watch trains
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Norfolk Southern 21st Century Steam excursions set to begin in March.
As part of the Norfolk Southern 21st Century Steam Program, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum has announced they will be operating a limited number of public excursions during 2014. Continue reading
PLA to sponsor 5th annual Niles Canyon Railway Post-Winterail Photographers’ Special March 9th.
The special Niles Canyon Railway passenger train, powered by Western Pacific F7 No. 918, will depart Sunol depot at 9:30 a.m. for Niles. It is scheduled to return to Sunol around 1 p.m.