The second weekend in June will mark an historic occasion for rail fans with the return of the Nickel Plate Road’s locomotive No. 765 to the Chicago region.
Relive the romance and power of the steam locomotive era, the product of a century of continuous research and development.
Norfolk and Western once operated the largest fleet of articulated steam locomotives ever built.
“Friends of the 261,” in cooperation with Amtrak, BNSF Railway and Lake Superior Railroad Museum, will operate the Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 pulling an excursion from Minneapolis to Duluth, Minnesota.
This elegant volume celebrates the 75th anniversary of Trains Magazine, the premier publication in its field.
The latest Guide to North American Steam Locomotives covers the fascinating history and development of steam locomotives in North American.
The Virginia Museum of Transportation has announced the 2016 excursion schedule for the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 steam engine. The 11 excursions will take place over four weekends. The first two, on April 9-10, will be hosted by the North Carolina museum. The Roanoke museum will preside over the remainder.
You get two shows on DVD with this program! In the first show, Steam to Huntington, we see history made as three steam engines headed for the NRHS Convention in Huntington, West Virginia. Pentrex crews captured the action as the Pere Marquette 1225 departed Owasso, Michigan with a freight bound for Lima, Ohio.
THE FINAL BLOW
A powerful late summer hurricane is tracked for several days before it makes landfall on a southern U.S. coastline. Inexplicably, government officials fail to set an evacuation plan in motion until it is too late. Those who are able escape, but the have-nots are left behind. Roaring ashore with 200 mph winds and a 22-foot storm surge, the storm overwhelms low-lying areas. Hundreds die.
From 1955 to 1959, O. Winston Link traveled up and down the Norfolk and Western railroad, taking pictures of the trains, the towns and the people who lived and worked there. This book contains day and night photographs, with a text on the railroad’s activities, Link’s achievement and his life.