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Southern Railway 2-8-0 No.630 Fall Excursions

Southern Railway No.630 Summerville Steam Autumn Leaf Specials to run October 6, 13, 20 & 27 and November 3, 2012. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum hosts the 45th annual series of Autumn Leaf Special trips for 2012 and a travel experience straight … Continue reading

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Last Train to Paradise

Last Train to Paradise follows Henry Flagler and the spectacular rise and fall of the railroad that crossed an ocean. In the Last Train to Paradise, novelist Les Standiford has written a lively, felicitous account of the building of the … Continue reading

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UP 844 September 2012 schedule announced

The Union Pacific Railroad’s 2012 September schedule will have the historic 4-8-4 steam locomotive No. 844 making appearances throughout Iowa and Nebraska as part of the railroad’s 150th anniversary celebration. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Amtrak Ocean View dome car rides again

Amtrak dome car to run fall trips Amtrak’s fall schedule for its sole remaining dome car, the former Great Northern full length Ocean View dome car. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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2012 Autumn Leaf Rambler train

Virginia’s Autumn Leaf Rambler train to run October excursions. The Autumn Leaf Rambler train at Dillwyn, VA will begin running 3.5 hour round-trip excursions to New Canton on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Ernest Borgnine Rides the Rails in Emperor of the North

Emperor of the North Staring:  Lee Marvin (Actor), Ernest Borgnine (Actor), Robert Aldrich Emperor of the North, a vivid Depression-era drama, opens with a friendly, down-home song that doesn’t prepare the audience for what follows: The brutal killing of a train-hopping … Continue reading

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2012 Fall Color Excursions to Benefit Milwaukee Road 261

This autumn the “Friends of the 261” in cooperation with Amtrak, BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific will operate diesel-powered fall color excursion trains to help rise funds for the rebuilding of the Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 steam locomotive. Share … Continue reading

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2012 Great Train Adventure

Colorado Railroad Museum Great Train Adventure heading to Pennsylvania October 15-25, 2012 The second annual Colorado Railroad Museum Great Train Adventure is heading to the Pennsylvania railroad heartland during October of 2012. On the heels of the quite successful 2011 … Continue reading

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2012 USA by Rail Guidebook, 8th Edition Released

USA by Rail Guidebook, 8th Edition: Plus Canada’s Main Routes (Bradt Travel Guide USA by Rail) Author: John Pitt The grandeur of North America’s scenery, from its never-ending prairies to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, is one of the continent’s greatest … Continue reading

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Canadian Pacific No.1293 steam excursions coming to Ohio in September

Canadian Pacific No. 1293 to steam on the CVSR The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has announced a series of steam-powered excursions this fall headed up by Canadian Pacific Railway No. 1293. The steam locomotive is currently maintained and stored at … Continue reading

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