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July 2011 Grand Opening for Columbia Star Dinner Train

A new dinner train service will launch July 15, offering Friday and Saturday night departures from Columbia, Mo. The train will cover Columbia Terminal Railroad’s Columbia-Centralia, Mo., main line.The train’s equipment is painted for Wabash, the road that historically owned … Continue reading

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NKP 765 Steam is Back for Railfan Days!

Travel back to 1944 this summer and enjoy a day with the famous steam locomotive NKP No. 765! Ride aboard a vintage freight train, photograph historic scenes straight out of the 1940s, and enjoy a very special day for photographers, … Continue reading

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Tennessee Valley RR to add Southern 630 Steam

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s 1904 Alco, No. 630, began test runs Saturday after a 13-year rebuild and a long period of inactivity  beginning  in  1989. The Southern Railway 2-8-0 returned to steam was completed in less than a year.  The … Continue reading

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Southern Pacific Daylight 4449 July Excursions

Operators of the  Southern Pacific 4-8-4 steam locomotive No. 4449  have announced that it will traverse the Columbia River Gorge over BNSF rails July 2 and 3.  The train will depart Portland Union Station for Wishram, Wash., with a stop … 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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