NKP 765 Announces September 2013 Schedule

NKP 765 Steam Excursions coming to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

The Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 765 schedule will bring steam excursions to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad this September. The NKP 765 will operate a variety of excursions with open window coaches, dome cars, photo runbys, and special events throughout the month.

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Fire Up Norfolk & Western 611!

N & W 611 invited to participate in 2014 NS 21st Century Steam Program

Fire Up the 611 is an effort to restore the last of the Norfolk & Western J Class 4-8-4 steam engines to operation and return her to passenger service. It is an ambitious campaign that will require the financial support of rail fans around the world.

 

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UP 844 Steams up for Cheyenne Frontier Days 2013

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.
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Marx Brothers Run Away with Sierra No.3 in “Go West”

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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2013 Union Pacific No. 844 schedule announced

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.
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Steamtown to run F3s on Delaware Water Gap excursion

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.
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Steam returns to Mt. Washington Cog Schedule for 2013

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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“Union Pacific” the building of the transcontinental railroad movie Review

Cecil B. DeMille’s Union Pacific tells the “history” of the building the of the Transcontinental Railroad

At #16 on Trains “100 Greatest Train MoviesUnion 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.

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North Carolina Transportation Museum excursion train to Charleston, S.C.

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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2013 Tourist Trains Guidebook

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.

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