Railroad Revival Tour 2012 Lineup Announced
The 2012 Railroad Revival Tour is set to kick off Oct. 20 and will feature several musical acts traveling to outdoor concert venues by train, starting at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, Ga.
2012 Fall Train Excursions Nov. 3 & 4
The North Carolina Transportation Museum has announced it will operate two mainline fall train rides this November, from Spencer to Appomattox, Va., and Spencer to Toccoa, Ga.
Colorado Railroad Museum auction Wine Train Fundraiser
The Colorado Railroad Museum will be operating the Colorado Wine & Music Train on Saturday, July 14. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Colorado Railroad Museum’s restoration projects.
Look for Flagg Coal #75 on the Naugatuck Railroad, June 8-17
Hank the Tank returns to the Naugatuck Railroad!
“Hank the Tank Engine” will be the star attraction at this summer’s June 8 – 17 event, including Father’s Day Weekend! In addition to riding the train behind a real coal-fired steam engine, there will be story book readings, live music and fun activities for kids and families.
North Carolina Transportation Museum Hosts
2012 Great Southeastern Rail Days Festival
North Carolina Transportation Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Great Southeastern Rail Days Festival will be held Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from noon to 5 p.m. The Rail Days Festival offers great fun for families, rail fans, and anyone with an interest in the golden age of railroading! This years event will feature three passenger trains, including the steam powered caboose train, the 30th anniversary celebration of the Southern Railway and Norfolk & Western merger, music, magic, railroad artist Andy Fletcher and much more. This event promises to be bigger and better than ever before!
Florida’s Orange Blossom Cannonball steam engine No. 2 returns Memorial Day weekend
Florida’s one of a kind Orange Blossom Cannonball steam engine No. 2 has been transported back to the Reader Railroad headquarters in Arkansas for its annual inspection. The inspection was expected to take 6 to 7 weeks to complete. Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Railroad assured its fans that safety was their number one priority in everything they do.
Steam Excursions for NKP 765
& Southern No. 630 Announced
The 2012 steam excursions schedule for Norfolk Southern employees this spring and summer has been tentatively announced. There will also be several events where the locomotives will be on display for rail fans along with several opportunities to see both steam locomotives in action.