Category Archives: Steam Locomotives

Riding the Orange Blossom Cannonball Florida Steam Train

This was my first chance to ride the Orange Blossom Cannonball, the new 1907 Florida steam train ride departing out of Tavares, Florida near Orlando.  My father was spending the winter in the area and this would be a great … Continue reading

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Santa Fe 3751 Grand Canyon Limited Steam Excursion

The Arizona Centennial Commission has declared that the “Grand Canyon Limited” is now an Official Event of the 2012 Arizona Celebrations and the Santa Fe 3751  steam locomotive will run a 6 day steam train ride May 14-19 to the … Continue reading

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NKP 765 Celebrates Norfolk Southern’s 30th Anniversary

NKP 765 set to pull steam excursions for employees celebrating Norfolk Southern’s 30 years of service. The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society is proud to announce that the 1944 restored Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 765 has been selected … Continue reading

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At the Throttle Cab Rides Return to N.C. Transportation Museum

North Carolina Transportation Museum Spencer, North Carolina At the Throttle cab rides are back at the N.C. Transportation Museum and this is your chance to be the engineer on the  Lehigh Valley Coal #126  steam engine. This is a unique … Continue reading

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Soo 2719 Pulls Minnesota Steam Excursions

The Northshore Scenic Railroad  will be running  six-hour round trip steam excursions from Duluth to Two Harbors, Minnesota  behind the 1923 4-6-2  Alco built Soo 2719 steam locomotive. The 2012 steam train rides will run  on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays  … Continue reading

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Operate a Steam Locomotive in Pennsylvania

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to operate a steam locomotive and be the engineer on a century old vintage steam engine?  Now you can experience the excitement of being able to feel the power of the … Continue reading

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Santa Fe 3751 to run May 2012 Grand Canyon excursions

Plans for Santa Fe 4-8-4 No. 3751 to pull excursion trains from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon in May 2012 are being finalized. This 9 day steam excursion will be operated under contract with Amtrak, BNSF, Grand Canyon and … Continue reading

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Norfolk & Western 611 will be the “Spirit of Roanoke”

N&W 611 receives new designation: “Spirit of Roanoke” The only Norfolk & Western J-class 4-8-4 in existence today has a new designation: “The Spirit of Roanoke.” The Norfolk & Western 611 steam locomotive is currently on displayed at the Virginia … Continue reading

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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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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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