Union Pacific No. 844, “Centennial” No. 6936 to lead Frontier Days special
Union Pacific 4-8-4 No. 844 and “Centennial” DDA40X No. 6936 will pull July specials for the “Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days” and a fundraising special for the Cheyenne Depot Museum.
Sierra Railway No.3 featured in Marx Bros. comedy “Go West”
“There’s a quarter of a million dollars at the end of the line!” and with that the Marx Brothers apply their schtick to the Old West. They run rings around each other and chase bad guys, culminating in a hilarious train chase sequence with the Hollywood legend 4-6-0 Sierra Railway No 3. In this 1940 Marx Brothers classic, Go West includes a special track that makes it appear the locomotive jumped off tracks and ran through farm buildings.
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Union Pacific 4-8-4 No. 844 coming to the Midwest
This years 2013 Union Pacific No. 844 schedule will include June excursions to the Cornhusker State.
Steamtown 2013 Founders Day excursion announced
Steamtown National Historic Site to celebrate “Founders Day” with excursion train from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap on June 29.
Memorial Day to kick off the Mt Washington Cog 2013 Steam Schedule
Steam returns to the slopes of the Northeast’s tallest peak this month. Starting on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, one of the Mt. Washington Cog Railway’s small-scale 0-2-2-0s will climb the three miles of track to the 6,288 ft summit.
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Cecil B. DeMille’s Union Pacific tells the “history” of the building the of the Transcontinental Railroad
At #16 on Trains “100 Greatest Train Movies” Union Pacific (from Hollywood’s golden year of 1939) is a grandly entertaining Western that mangles history (specifically, events surrounding construction of the transcontinental railroad) while casting gunslingers Joel McCrea and Robert Preston in a contest for Barbara Stanwyck’s affections.
North Carolina Transportation Museum excursion May 17-19.
The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society & Museum and the North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation will sponsor the “Lowcountry Limited” excursion train between Spencer and Charleston, S.C. The train will operate on May 17-18-19.
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The Tourist Trains Guidebook, 4th edition, is your passport into the exciting world of heritage railroading.
The latest Tourist Trains Guidebook for 2013 puts readers on the right track for riding historic steam locomotives, taking in breathtaking scenery only visible from the rails, and stepping into the past.
North Shore Scenic Railroad Soo #2719 steam excursions to begin on Mothers Day
Take a ride on the Mothers Day for a six-hour steam excursion to Two Harbors behind the historic 2-6-2 steam locomotive Soo #2719.
Santa Fe 4-8-4 No. 3751 to pull San Bernardino excursions
The San Bernardino History & Railroad Museum, the San Bernardino Historical & Pioneer Society, BNSF Railway, and the city of San Bernardino will host San Bernardino Railroad Days, April 27-28 at the city’s former Santa Fe train depot.