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Trains & Railroads: Links & Resources


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Pennsylvania Heritage: There have been active railroads in Pennsylvania since 1827, and this Web site provides information for over forty locations where visitors can view examples of both historic and modern-day railroading. The site also has a photo gallery of memorable train cars and engines. (02/26/06)
Winter Photo Junket on the Silverton & Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad (3/13/05)
Motels for Train Watching: A list by state & province of motels that have views of tracks to enable train watching (12/5/04)
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad: Operating six days a week during summer & fall, this train takes tourists through the San Juan Mountains from Chama, New Mexico, to Antonito, Colorado. Click here for a 2004 field report. (9/26/04)
"The Impossible Railroad:" The San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railroad, now known as the Carrizo Gorge Railroad, is back in business, and trains are once again crossing the tallest curved wooden trestle in the world.
Virginia and Truckee Railroad: Howard Goldbaum's report on getting a substitute locomotive ready for duty while the famous VT&T steam engine (pictured at left) is being outfitted with a new boiler. Howard is a professor at the University of Nevada Reno, and his site has great photos and fascinating descriptions.
 Canyon Diablo, Arizona: Guy Randall's visit to this ghost town, which was originally an 1880's railroad camp, includes photos of the amazing trestle that is still in use today plus a few tall tales about the hardy folks who lived and worked in the area.
27,000 Photos:13 categories of train-related images, ranging from bridges, tunnels, and steam locomotives to in-cab shots. Kudos to Chris Kilroy for making this great resource available.
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Old Trains Never Die: They give weekend rides at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California!


All Aboard: Travelogues about journeys on Amtrak and Via Rail Canada with plenty of photos
Model Railroads: Search engine and index for model train buffs
Tourist Trains 2003: The latest edition of this great guidebook cover train-related attractions in Canada and the U.S.
Train Orders Online: This site requires registration & a small annual fee, but provides unrivaled access to information about nationwide train operations and stunning photography of trains from around the world.
Rail Camp 2003: High schoolers can work on steam & diesel locomotives at Steamtown in Scranton, Pennsylvania
California State Railroad Museum: 2003 events at California's premier train destination
Gold Country Train Rides: Six-mile round-trip excursions on trains powered by steam locomotives in Jamestown, California
Railroad Historical Societies: Exhaustive index of organizations throughout the United States
The Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad: Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure

"The Richest Real Estate Ever Discovered":Ride a vintage train through the Copper Queen Mine in Bisbee, Arizona
Still Making Tracks: The Steam Trains of Ely, Nevada
The World-Famous "Loop": Train Watching in California's Tehachapi Mountains
Queen of the Short Lines: The Virginia & Truckee Railroad in Virginia City, Nevada
All-Terrain Transport: View the U.S. Army's "Overland Train" at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona
Railroad No More: A Hike through Washington's Snoqualmie Pass Train Tunnel

 

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