Category Archives: Train Museums

2012 Great Train Adventure

Colorado Railroad Museum Great Train Adventure heading to Pennsylvania October 15-25, 2012 The second annual Colorado Railroad Museum Great Train Adventure is heading to the Pennsylvania railroad heartland during October of 2012. On the heels of the quite successful 2011 … Continue reading

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Great Southeastern Rail Days Festival

North Carolina Transportation Museum Hosts 2012 Great Southeastern Rail Days Festival The Great Southeastern Rail Days Festival will be held Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from noon to 5 p.m. The Rail … Continue reading

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2012 National Train Day

Now in its 5th year, National Train Day is back to celebrate train travel and the ways trains touch the lives of people with events across America. This year, festivities will highlight the unique perspective passengers enjoy as they take … Continue reading

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Great Locomotive Chase 150th Anniversary

Kennesaw, Georgia museum to celebrate Great Locomotive Chase‘s 150th anniversary. The General  locomotive, one of the largest artifacts of the Civil War, is a prized piece in the collection at the Kennesaw Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. … 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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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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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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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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