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Heart of Dixie RR Museum

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, the official railroad museum of the state of Alabama in Calera.

 

Roaring Camp Railroads

Roaring Camp Railroads takes visitors back in time on scenic train rides through the Redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains and to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at Monterey Bay.

 

Orange Empire Railway

The non-profit Orange Empire Railway Museum has been preserving Southern California’s railway history since 1956. Home to over 200 historic railway cars and locomotives from Los Angeles and the West, the museum’s 90-acre site in Perris, California is open to the public 363 days a year.

 

Colorado Railroad Museum

There's something amazing about trains. The familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of our lives. Experience it again at the Colorado Railroad Museum with over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses HO Model Railroad and G-scale garden railway on our 15-acre railyard.

 

Essex Steam Train

Unlike many railroad museums and excursions, the Valley Railroad Company has been in existance in one form or the other since 1868. In some ways, the history of this little railroad is as exciting as a ride on the railroad today, and reflects the ups and downs of the American rail system from the early days of steam to the present. Enjoy!

 

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum was founded in 1956. With over three miles of tracks, the old base was an ideal place to build a railroad museum. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is one of three Official State Railroad Museums in Florida. It houses over 30 historic trains including classic railroad cars like the Western Pacific "Silver Crescent” and engines like the Florida East Coast "113.”

 

Florida Railroad Museum

You have arrived at Florida’s Home of Railroad History. The Museum offers one of the most unique museum experiences in the world.

 

Sam Shortline

The SAM Shortline is a vintage train operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) under the guidance of the Southwest Georgia Railroad Excursion Authority. The train route includes Cordele, GA, Georgia Veterans State Park, Leslie, Americus, the City of Plains, and Archery, Georgia.

 

IL Railway Museum

The official website of the Illinois Railway Museum, America's Largest Railway Museum. Your guide to the current operating schedules and fares, directions to the museum, and a complete roster of equipment. And much more info on the history, latest news, and work in the shops.

 

Whitewater Valley Railroad

The Whitewater Valley Railroad operates trains and special events throughout the year. Train and Ticket Information is available by calling our Connersville Depot at (765) 825-2054.

 

French Lick Scenic Railroad

The French Lick Scenic Railway is the ultimate train enthusiast destination! Located in picturesque southern Indiana, the Railroad boasts some of the best scenery in the Midwest.

 

Boone & Scenic Valley RR

Welcome to the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum! Where Families Have Fun! Dinner train featuring traditional English meals Special steam and diesel train rides English tea, Wine and beer tasting Costume contest, Vendors, Speakers, Trolley ride, and more!

 

Midland Railway

The Midland Railway now offers train rides, featuring an over-20-mile round trip from Baldwin City via “Norwood, Kansas” to Ottawa Junction, Kansas, traveling through the scenic Eastern Kansas farmlands and woods via vintage railway equipment just like the original LL&G RR Co.

 

Kentucky Railway Museum

Kentucky Railway Museum New Haven, Kentucky, recapture romance local passenger train when was small-town America's link world.

 

B & O Railroad Museum

Located among Baltimore City's historic southwest neighborhoods, at the original site of the historic Mt. Clare Shops, the B&O Railroad Museum is recognized universally as the birthplace of American railroading.

 

Henry Ford Museum

Thomas the Tank Engine chugs into Greenfield Village for 6 days of family fun and entertainment. Ride with Thomas around the Village and meet Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy storytelling, live music, shopping and much, much more.

 

Crossroads V & Huckleberry RR

Ride the Huckleberry Railroad, catch a show at the Colwell Opera House or learn a trade from one of our craftspeople. It’s a place out of history where you can make a little history of your own. And it’s just around the corner. At your Genesee County Parks.

 

North Shore Scenic Railroad

The North Shore Scenic Railroad is an attraction in Duluth, Minnesota that offers family train excursion rides up the North Shore of Lake Superior. The railroad operates in the summer and fall months and is the premiere attraction in Duluth with family friendly activities events and fun all summer long in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

 

Virginia & Truckee Railroad

Today visitors to Virginia City enjoy a ride over nearly three miles of the original line amidst encouraging prospects that rails my soon once again reach the outskirts of Carson City. The name “Virginia & Truckee” is recognized the world over: V&T locomotives and cars have appeared in scores of feature-length motion pictures and the historic equipment is preserved and exhibited in museums in Nevada, California, and as far away as Strasburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Conway Scenic Railroad

Enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience as you journey on historic rail routes in vintage passenger cars from our 1874 train station in North Conway Village to either Conway or Bartlett and back again.

 

Delaware River RR Excursions

The railroad hosts a variety of themed tours out of beautiful downtown Phillipsburg, New Jersey, to destinations throughout western New Jersey. It’s a great way to spend a day with your family or see some of the area’s most beautiful and historic spots. All trains are run on painstakingly restored passenger trains and pulled behind authentic steam locomotives.

 

Medina Railroad Museum

Come and see our greatest artifact of all—our over 100 year old NYC freight depot! This beautifully restored, air-conditioned building houses our huge collection of artifacts and unbelievable HO scale layout. The refinished freight depot office area serves as the lobby to the museum.

 

Adirondack Scenic Railroad

The Adirondack Railway Preservation Society was started by a group of devoted preservationists who, in 1992, banded together and proposed to fix and operate a short section of the former New York Central line from Thendara south to Minnehaha. New York State approved the four mile demonstration and on July 4, 1992, the Adirondack Centennial Railroad ran its first train. In July of 1994 the Adirondack Centennial Railroad became the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, and New York State has extended the permission to run each year since.

 

Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad is the official source for Crown Locomotive Parts. Locomotive rebuild, restoration, and steam locomotive parts. Though few Tweetsie guests ever visit the Tweetsie Railroad Steam Locomotive Shop, it serves a vital function for the park by keeping Tweetsie's pair of vintage locomotives operational every day. But it is also a facility where a dying art is being preserved, keeping alive the romance of steam-powered locomotives.

 

North Carolina Trans Museum

The North Carolina Transportation Museum is located on the site of what was once Southern Railway Company's largest steam locomotive repair facility. The site features an authentic train depot, antique automobiles, and a 37-bay Roundhouse that includes 25 locomotives, dozens of rail cars and other exhibit areas. The museum offers seasonal train rides, guided tours for scheduled groups, and special events scheduled throughout the year.

 

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic RR

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is one of the oldest, longest and most scenic tourist excursion railways in the country. It is a private sector, volunteer supported, not-for-profit 501 c3 organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway.

 

Lebanon Mason Monroe RR

The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad (LM&M Railroad) operating from Historic Downtown Lebanon offers scenic train rides through Southwestern Ohio in Warren County. These nostalgic train rides present passengers with the opportunity to learn about local history and railroad operations while creating everlasting memories with family and friends.

 

Oklahoma Railway Museum

Come spend an afternoon at the Oklahoma Railway Museum. There’s something for everyone! Come see freight cars, passenger cars, and even a real steam engine on display. Our museum is open every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 pm.

 

Strasburg Rail Road

Climb aboard our larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard our First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience.

 

Tennessee Valley Railroad

The Tennessee Valley Railroad is a moving museum, offering an interactive, historical experience that will add an extra dimension to your visit to Chattanooga’s great attractions. Here you will find the only regularly scheduled, full-sized train ride in Tennessee. But it is so much more than just entertainment!

 

Tennessee Central Railway

The Tennessee Central Railway Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee's railroad heritage. We invite you to ride one of our historic passenger trains and experience the joys of rail travel. Our Nashville facility is home to a unique collection of historic equipment.

 

Grapevine Railroad

Founded in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad is a not-for-profit Texas corporation dedicated to celebrating the heritage and exploring the future of railroads through historic preservation, research, and educational programming. The museum collects artifacts and archival material from the railroad industry to exhibit and interpret their significance in American life and culture.

 

Austin Steam Train

Take a step back in time as you step on board our vintage passengers cars for a relaxing journey to the past. Our seasonal schedule offers options throughout the year. Enjoy the 66 mile round trip on our popular Hill Country Flyer, which includes a 2 and a half hour layover in Burnet for lunch and the ever-entertaining Burnet Gunfighters Association wild west shootout!

 

Northwest Railway Museum

We invite you to travel to Snoqualmie where you can - Visit a Victorian depot. Learn how the railway changed Washington and influenced settlement. See and feel the excitement of a working railroad. Experience what travel was like before Interstate highways. Hear all the bells and whistles. Travel back in time. See the sights and all the sites. Shop in a book store and find a new book. Enjoy it for the pure spectacle!

 

National Railroad Museum

Welcome to the National Railroad Museum! Our mission is to educate the public through programs, exhibits and preservation projects about the ongoing impact of railroads on our lives. The Museum maintains a noteworthy collection of railroad objects, photographs, manuscripts and rolling stock, and presents interactive exhibits and innovative programs for learners of all ages and abilties.

 

Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village first opened its gates on July 1, 1964. Since opening its doors, the Park has grown into one of Calgary’s premier tourist attractions and one of North America’s largest and most successful living history museums. Throughout the year, guests have the opportunity to interact with nearly 100 years of history. Heritage Park’s exhibits span the early 1860s fur trade to the petroleum and automobile-dominated 1950s. It is the Park’s mission to preserve the history of the early West and to educate and entertain guests of all ages for many generations to come.

 

West Coast Railway Heritage Park

The West Coast Railway Association (WCRA) is a non-profit society incorporated in 1961 under the Societies Act of British Columbia, and is a registered charity. Its mandate is the Preservation of British Columbia’s Railway Heritage. It is one of the larger non-profit societies in the province, having over 1,500 active members who restore, preserve and maintain vintage locomotives and railcars as well as administer and volunteer in the Association’s activities. Its operations have grown to also support a paid staff of 15, but its active volunteers are the heart of the organization. The Association celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011.

 

Ambassatours

Sightseeing Tours and escorted tours. Tour via motorcoaches, buses, vans, and trains covering Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, and the rest of Atlantic Canada.

 

Elgin County Railway Museum

The railway has been part of St. Thomas since the completion of the London and Port Stanley Railway in 1856. More than 26 railways have passed through the city. This provided the foundation for the birth of St. Thomas due to the provision of employment and, subsequently, the income to sustain the community. At one point, St. Thomas was interchangeable with the term “Railway City.” It was also known as the “Railway Capital of Canada” in its heyday.

 

Great Northern Railway

Get a glimpse of the history of the Great Northern Railway, one of the most integral and important rail systems in the Pacific Northwest. Recommended by Saide who is very interested in railroads!

 

 

Other Sites

 

Official Thomas & Friends Website

Get to know all about Thomas & Friends and the benefits of train play, find free activities and browse the collection of trains, toys and railway sets.

 

Day Out With Thomas - TicketWeb

Take a ride with Thomas, meet the railway controller Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in the Imagination Station, see authentic engines and enjoy tons of other activities in a city near you!

 

 

 

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