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Milwaukee Road 261 Fall Color Excursion Train proceeds will benefit engine overhaul

All “Friends of the 261” fall color excursion train proceeds will benefit the overhaul of Milwaukee Road 261. The Milwaukee Road No. 261 restoration has been undergoing a series of repairs to conform to Federal Railroad Administration standards for the … Continue reading

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Cadillac Fall Color Trains Behind Steam Locomotive NKP 765

The Cadillac Fall Color Trains, behind steam locomotive NKP 765,  will operate on October 1, 2011 and October 15, 2011. Experience the brilliant and colorful display of the   Michigan fall foliage. Remember to bring your camera. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Spend a Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine™ is coming to the Colorado Railroad Museum for the Leader of the Track Tour 2011 with all of his fans and with their sponsors, KYGO, CBS4, Colorado Parent and Rocky Mountain PBS. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Complete North American Train Travel Guide Book

The Complete North American Train Travel Guide written by Jim Loomis Having traveled almost every North American rail route at least once, Jim Loomis has the track record to write this information-packed guide to rail travel. This book “is written … Continue reading

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July 2011 Grand Opening for Columbia Star Dinner Train

A new dinner train service will launch July 15, offering Friday and Saturday night departures from Columbia, Mo. The train will cover Columbia Terminal Railroad’s Columbia-Centralia, Mo., main line.The train’s equipment is painted for Wabash, the road that historically owned … Continue reading

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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Garibaldi 2011 Train Rides

Join RailsNW and the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad as the one and only Oregon Coast Crawler takes you on a memorable 5 hour journey of exploration and beautiful Oregon scenery. Originating out of Garibaldi, take a leisurely trip up the … Continue reading

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NKP 765 Steam is Back for Railfan Days!

Travel back to 1944 this summer and enjoy a day with the famous steam locomotive NKP No. 765! Ride aboard a vintage freight train, photograph historic scenes straight out of the 1940s, and enjoy a very special day for photographers, … Continue reading

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Train Festival 2011 July 21-24

Steam and diesel locomotives from around the country will be on display for visitors to tour the cabs, take photos, watch demonstrations and much more. Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island, Illinois will  host Train Festival 2011,  July 21-24.  Displays … Continue reading

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Cumbres & Toltec to appear in NBC miniseries pilot

Filming will begin on a pilot episode of a proposed miniseries by NBC Entertainment crews this month on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.  It is a post-Civil War story titled “Reconstruction”   about a soldier who crosses the country and … Continue reading

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2011“Geology Train” all set to “rock” on Cumbres & Toltec Railroad!

A special “Geology Train” excursion will run on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad this summer.  Leaving  Antonito, Colo. this 2011 special geology train will travel the 64-mile railroad to Chama, NM.  A team of geologists on board will be … Continue reading

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