Colorado Railroad Museum Wine & Music Train August 20

No. 346 pauses to load passengers on a very busy Easter weekend at the Colorado Railroad Museum Photo by Jeff Terry

Colorado Railroad Museum Wine & Music Train

Lose track of time while sampling all things Colorado… Colorado wines, music and Colorado’s railroad legacy. Enjoy the gentle rock of the rails as you ride behind the historic No. 346 locomotive in one of our classic passenger cars, while sampling a variety of Colorado wines. The wine tasting is from 11am-5pm for an additional $5 for adults 21 and up.
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Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s 50th Anniversary Railfest

Southern Railway #630 steams across Chickamauga Creek on a beautiful spring day. This locomotive will be one of the star attractions in the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s 50th Anniversary Railfest. Others will be: Leigh Valley Coal #126, Southern FP7 #6133, Southern GP30 #2594, An A-B set of NS F units, and Norfolk Southern #4610. Photo by PeytonG

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum‘s first ever Railfest will celebrate its 50th anniversary over Labor Day weekend. Activities include special rail excursions, entertainment, storytelling, concerts, on-site demonstrations and exhibits, and food.

Guest locomotives include two of Norfolk Southern’s executive Fs, recently restored Gramling Locomotive Works 0-6-0T No. 126, and North Carolina Transportation Museum’s Southern Railway FP7, No. 6133. Newly restored Southern Railway 2-8-0 No. 630 will get special attention during the event.
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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 last couple of  years. Last Friday workers at a Twin Cities machine shop pressed a repaired main driving wheel onto Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261, a much acclaimed critical point in the engine’s rebuilding.
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Cadillac Fall Color Trains Behind Steam Locomotive NKP 765

SRI Fall Color Tour 2010 by dangaken

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.
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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.

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Complete North American Train Travel Guide Book

The Complete North American Train Travel Guide

written by Jim Loomis

Complete Train Travel Guide Book

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 for the person who is naturally inquisitive, who notices and finds delight in little things, who knows that those who hurry miss a lot.”
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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 the Columbia branch.
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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 Oregon Coast affording fantastic panoramic views of both Tillamook and Nehalem Bays.   This vintage scenic train ride stops for a waterside picnic lunch and free time at Wheeler as well as an afternoon snack and stopover in Rockaway Beach. The train will be pulled by either the 100-year old Curtiss Lumber #2 Heisler, a geared logging engine, or the recently acquired  Mccloud #25, which is an Alco 2-6-2. Your Oregon scenic train ride will include  an open car  in the consist to enjoy the fresh air and unparalleled views.
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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, videographers, and
rail fans alike.
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Train Festival 2011 July 21-24

Nebraska Zephyr ExcursionSteam 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 of huge model train layouts will be on exhibit from around the country and railroad vendors from around the globe will be selling unique, one-of-a-kind train items and mementos that you won’t find anywhere else, including the historic Nebraska Zephyr. The Zephyr will operate between Rock Island and Bureau, Ill., on July 24. Accompanying the Zephyr will be the museum’s Chicago & North Western F7 and its Chicago, Burlington & Quincy SW7. All the equipment will be displayed for visitors over the course of the four-day event.
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