2012 Steamtown Fall Excursions

Steamtown autumn steam & diesel excursions set for October

Steamtown National Historic Site has planned eight fall foliage rail trips this autumn. Steam-powered excursions to Moscow, Pa. will depart Scranton at 12:30 p.m. on October 6, 13, 14, 21, 27, and 28, with an expected return at 3:15 p.m.
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Railfest Steam Days Weekend

 B&O Railroad Museum hosting Railfest Steam Days

B&O Railroad Museum will be hosting the Railfest Steam Days and celebrating “old-fashioned” railroading during the weekend of October 13 & 14. This year’s event will focus on Civil War period steam power and include a Civil War encampment.
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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 from the “Golden Age of American Railroading.”
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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 Florida East Coast Railway, which, for a little over two decades, connected mainland Florida with the southernmost city, Key West.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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 bum at the hands of a cruel conductor named Shack.
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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.
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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 Adventure, participants will find themselves immersed in the rich history of the Keystone State for 11 days and 10 nights from October 15th through the 25th.
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