Trains & Railroads: Links & Resources
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)
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.
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