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Union Pacific 844 July Steam Excursion

Tickets are now on sale at the Cheyenne Depot Museum  for a one way Union Pacific 844 steam excursion on July 22. The trip will be to ferry the locomotive and cars from Denver to Cheyenne following the Denver Post … Continue reading

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Great Locomotive Chase 150th Anniversary

Kennesaw, Georgia museum to celebrate Great Locomotive Chase‘s 150th anniversary. The General  locomotive, one of the largest artifacts of the Civil War, is a prized piece in the collection at the Kennesaw Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. … Continue reading

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Riding the Orange Blossom Cannonball Florida Steam Train

This was my first chance to ride the Orange Blossom Cannonball, the new 1907 Florida steam train ride departing out of Tavares, Florida near Orlando.  My father was spending the winter in the area and this would be a great … Continue reading

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Santa Fe 3751 Grand Canyon Limited Steam Excursion

The Arizona Centennial Commission has declared that the “Grand Canyon Limited” is now an Official Event of the 2012 Arizona Celebrations and the Santa Fe 3751  steam locomotive will run a 6 day steam train ride May 14-19 to the … Continue reading

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NKP 765 Celebrates Norfolk Southern’s 30th Anniversary

NKP 765 set to pull steam excursions for employees celebrating Norfolk Southern’s 30 years of service. The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society is proud to announce that the 1944 restored Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 765 has been selected … Continue reading

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At the Throttle Cab Rides Return to N.C. Transportation Museum

North Carolina Transportation Museum Spencer, North Carolina At the Throttle cab rides are back at the N.C. Transportation Museum and this is your chance to be the engineer on the  Lehigh Valley Coal #126  steam engine. This is a unique … Continue reading

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Railfest 2012 at the Texas State Railroad

The Texas State Railroad will be holding it’s 2012 Railfest at the Rusk Depot over May 5 and 6. Saturday, May 5 Pineywoods Steam Excursion 11:00am to 3:30pm Enjoy a steam excursion through the piney woods of East Texas. Tickets: Click … Continue reading

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Soo 2719 Pulls Minnesota Steam Excursions

The Northshore Scenic Railroad  will be running  six-hour round trip steam excursions from Duluth to Two Harbors, Minnesota  behind the 1923 4-6-2  Alco built Soo 2719 steam locomotive. The 2012 steam train rides will run  on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays  … Continue reading

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Operate a Steam Locomotive in Pennsylvania

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to operate a steam locomotive and be the engineer on a century old vintage steam engine?  Now you can experience the excitement of being able to feel the power of the … Continue reading

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Friends of the 261 National Railroad Day 2012 Excursion

This May,  Friends of the 261 is offering another “trip back in time” opportunity to ride vintage passenger cars from the Twin Cities to Milwaukee and then on to Chicago behind Amtrak’s Empire Builder. Comfortably relax aboard fully restored luxury cars … Continue reading

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