Category Archives: Scenic Railroads

Train Festival 2011 July 21-24

Steam and diesel locomotives from around the country will be on display for visitors to tour the cabs, take photos, watch demonstrations and much more. Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island, Illinois will  host Train Festival 2011,  July 21-24.  Displays … Continue reading

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Cumbres & Toltec to appear in NBC miniseries pilot

Filming will begin on a pilot episode of a proposed miniseries by NBC Entertainment crews this month on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.  It is a post-Civil War story titled “Reconstruction”   about a soldier who crosses the country and … Continue reading

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2011“Geology Train” all set to “rock” on Cumbres & Toltec Railroad!

A special “Geology Train” excursion will run on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad this summer.  Leaving  Antonito, Colo. this 2011 special geology train will travel the 64-mile railroad to Chama, NM.  A team of geologists on board will be … Continue reading

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2011 Grand Canyon Railway Photo Charter

The Grand Canyon Railway is one of America’s premiere tourist railroads. Although the railroad operates year round, their 1923 steam locomotive, 2-8-2 #4960, will  operate on May 14-15, 2011,  just a few of the select days for all of 2011. … Continue reading

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2011 Tourist Trains Guidebook

The newest tourist rail handbook for 2011 is boasting of having more full-page reviews than previous years and has been thoroughly updated and accurized. The third edition of the Tourist Trains Guidebook, gives train fans and those who like to … Continue reading

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Heber Valley Railroad Funding Details Released

HEBER CITY, Utah — Details about  Heber Valley Railroad‘s new funding from Heber City were released and should be enough to help it keep operations going during a tough winter. The town has donated $15,000 to the cause, and will … Continue reading

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Triple-Header Steam on Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad

RailsNW is pleased to once again present a specialty charter with the Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad out of Elbe, WA. In a unique triple-header steam locomotive  opportunity, we will start our journey by traveling across the Nisqually River bridge to … Continue reading

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Steam Returns to Great Smokey Mountain Railroad

T he Great Smoky Mountains Railroad has purchased several pieces of equipment from Maine’s Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad. Included in the purchase are a steam locomotive, a Rail Diesel Car, and nine coaches. The steam locomotive is a Swedish … Continue reading

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