Category Archives: Railroading Events

Take the Throttle at North Carolina Transportation Museum

Lehigh Valley Coal 0-6-0 saddle tank steam locomotive No. 126 will visit the North Carolina Transportation Museum during November and December. Visitors will be able to run the locomotive part as part of the museum’s “At the Throttle” program. Vulcan … Continue reading

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Polar Express on Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge

Colorado’s  Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will begin their 2011 Polar Express™ train rides on November 18 and run through December 28. Polar Express trains will depart the Durango depot three times daily. The Polar Express™ comes to life … Continue reading

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Union Pacific 844 Schedule

Union Pacific 844 is scheduled to make New Mexico trips for state centennial Union Pacific 4-8-4 will visit the railroad’s New Mexico lines in November to commemorate the state’s centennial. The train will cross the former Rock Island “Golden State … Continue reading

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Santa Fe 4-8-4 No. 3751 proposed excursion from LA to Arizona

Santa Fe  3751 to run proposed May 2012 excursion from Los Angeles to Arizona The Central Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society has announced plans to run Santa Fe 4-8-4 No. 3751 on a multi-day excursion from Los … Continue reading

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Leviathan and Nebraska Zeypher at Illinois Railway Museum

Steam engine ‘Leviathan’ to make trips at Illinois Railway Museum Sept. 17 & 18 Leviathan and Nebraska Zephyr to operate this weekend at IRM: Leviathan #63, an American 4-4-0 steam locomotive, will operate two more days at the Illinois Railway … Continue reading

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North Platte Rail Fest 2011

The North Platte, Nebraska 2011 Rail Fest is set to begin on Sept 16 and continue through Sept. 18th. Notable steam locomotive UP No. 844  is expected to be at the North Platte 2011 Railfest Union Pacific’s “Living Legend,” No. … Continue reading

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Southern 630 to run fall steam specials in Tennessee

Southern 630 to run steam specials this fall The newly restored Southern Railway 2-8-0 No. 630. will be operating steam excursion trains this fall at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.  The Southern 630 Summerville Steam Special and Autumn Leaf Specials … Continue reading

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Colorado Railroad Museum Wine & Music Train August 20

Colorado Railroad Museum Wine & Music Train Lose track of time while sampling all things Colorado… Colorado wines, music and Colorado’s railroad legacy. Enjoy the gentle rock of the rails as you ride behind the historic No. 346 locomotive in … Continue reading

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Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s 50th Anniversary Railfest

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum‘s first ever Railfest will celebrate its 50th anniversary over Labor Day weekend. Activities include special rail excursions, entertainment, storytelling, concerts, on-site demonstrations and exhibits, and food. Guest locomotives include two of Norfolk Southern’s executive Fs, recently … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Road 261 Fall Color Excursion Train proceeds will benefit engine overhaul

All “Friends of the 261” fall color excursion train proceeds will benefit the overhaul of Milwaukee Road 261. The Milwaukee Road No. 261 restoration has been undergoing a series of repairs to conform to Federal Railroad Administration standards for the … Continue reading

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