Category Archives: Railroading Events

21st Century Steam excursions planned for 2013

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) and the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (FWRHS), in partnership with Norfolk Southern Corporation, will host 21st Century Steam excursion trips in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the Spring of 2013. … Continue reading

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Empire Builder to pull Friends of the 261 July excursion

Ride Friends of the 261 Super Dome over 4th of July This summer, the Friends of the 261 is offering a limited accommodation private car trip to Whitefish, Montana, aboard some of the finest rail cars to travel the rails. … Continue reading

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Milw 261 to pull steam train excursions this spring

Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 under its own steam for the first time in four years “Friends of the 261,” in cooperation with Amtrak and BNSF Railway and Lake Superior Railroad Museum, will operate the Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 … Continue reading

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Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania sponsoring June Ramble to Nevada and Utah

June Excursions Feature 3 Different Steam Train Rides The Friends of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is sponsoring a Ramble to Nevada and Utah, June 22 through June 29, 2013. This customized trip features train rides on the Virginia & … Continue reading

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Oregon Rail Heritage Center and SP 4449 open to the public

Southern Pacific steam locomotive No. 4449 shines at new engine house The Oregon Rail Heritage Center opened to the public for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 22. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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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. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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