Category Archives: Train Museums

Smoke Over Steamtown

Through Dennis A. Livesey’s camera lens, readers will experience the thrill of the steam railroad, a transportation system that dominated the USA for over 100 years and helped build a nation. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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2016 Milwaukee Road No. 261 Summer Excursion

“Friends of the 261,” in cooperation with Amtrak, BNSF Railway and Lake Superior Railroad Museum, will operate the Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 pulling an excursion from Minneapolis to Duluth, Minnesota. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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2016 N&W 611 Schedule

The Virginia Museum of Transportation has announced the 2016 excursion schedule for the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 steam engine. The 11 excursions will take place over four weekends. The first two, on April 9-10, will be hosted by … Continue reading

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North Carolina Fall Train Rides

The North Carolina Transportation Museum is sponsoring 2015 autumn train excursions over Norfolk Southern rails from Spencer to Asheville on Oct. 31, and to Charlottesville, Va., on Nov.1. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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21st Century Steam excursions for 2015 include N&W 611, NKP 765 and Southern 4501

Norfolk Southern has published its schedule of 21st Century Steam excursions for 2015, some of which will feature the newly restored ex-Norfolk & Western J Class locomotive No. 611. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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N&W 611 Restoration Tour Feb 20th

The Virginia Museum of Transportation is offering a chartered bus trip to the North Carolina Transportation Museum (NCTM) in Spencer, NC, for an up-close tour of the restoration of the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 Steam Passenger Locomotive. Share ThisTweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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North Carolina Transportation Museum excursion train to Charleston, S.C.

North Carolina Transportation Museum excursion May 17-19. The Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society & Museum and the North Carolina Transportation Museum Foundation will sponsor the “Lowcountry Limited” excursion train between Spencer and Charleston, S.C. The train will operate on May … Continue reading

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Sante Fe 3751 Steam Excursion set for April 27 & 28, 2013

Santa Fe 4-8-4 No. 3751 to pull San Bernardino excursions The San Bernardino History & Railroad Museum, the San Bernardino Historical & Pioneer Society, BNSF Railway, and the city of San Bernardino will host San Bernardino Railroad Days, April 27-28 … 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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