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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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Florida Christmas Light Extravaganza Train Ride

The Seminole Gulf Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train runs a holiday special during the month of December that includes a Florida style Christmas Light Extravaganza tour from Ft Myers to Charlotte Harbor’s  waterfront canals. There is no mystery performance on … Continue reading

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Train Simulator 2012 Review

The future of Train simulation is here. The  Train Simulator  2012 puts you right inside the cab, driving incredibly realistic steam, diesel and electric trains on stunning real-world routes in the US, UK and Germany. Choose from  steam, diesel or … Continue reading

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Strasburg Railroad-Final Chance to Enjoy Day Out With Thomas™ in 2011!

Strasburg Rail Road Final Chance to Enjoy Day Out With Thomas™ in 2011! Thomas the Tank Engine pulls into the station at Strasburg Rail Road for his final 2011 visit at the end of this month.  Don’t miss your chance … Continue reading

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Santa Express Trains coming to Royal Gorge Route

Colorado’s Royal Gorge Route Railroad will begin the holiday season with this years first Santa Express Train scheduled to begin on Nov. 18. The railroad is expecting a large turnout this year. It anticipates carrying more than 20,000 passengers, a … Continue reading

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Santa Fe 3751 to run May 2012 Grand Canyon excursions

Plans for Santa Fe 4-8-4 No. 3751 to pull excursion trains from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon in May 2012 are being finalized. This 9 day steam excursion will be operated under contract with Amtrak, BNSF, Grand Canyon and … Continue reading

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Norfolk & Western 611 will be the “Spirit of Roanoke”

N&W 611 receives new designation: “Spirit of Roanoke” The only Norfolk & Western J-class 4-8-4 in existence today has a new designation: “The Spirit of Roanoke.” The Norfolk & Western 611 steam locomotive is currently on displayed at the Virginia … Continue reading

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Take the Throttle at North Carolina Transportation Museum

Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 saddle tank steam locomotive No. 126 will visit the North Carolina Transportation Museum during November and December. Visitors will be able to run the locomotive part as part of the museum’s “At the Throttle” program. Vulcan … Continue reading

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Polar Express on Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge

Colorado’s  Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will begin their 2011 Polar Express™ train rides on November 18 and run through December 28. Polar Express trains will depart the Durango depot three times daily. The Polar Express™ comes to life … Continue reading

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Union Pacific 844 Schedule

Union Pacific 844 is scheduled to make New Mexico trips for state centennial Union Pacific 4-8-4 will visit the railroad’s New Mexico lines in November to commemorate the state’s centennial. The train will cross the former Rock Island “Golden State … Continue reading

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