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The attractions listed below are ones that no longer operate or are closed down. They are listed as a reference and information is as I last knew it. Links are probably broken and email will likely bounce as well. If you have additional information as to the disposition of these attractions or their equipment please let me know.
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ROANOKE DEPOT
ROANOKE, ALABAMA -USA
Location: ROANOKE, AL
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site ROANOKE DEPOT INFO FROM DALE'S ALABAMA RAIL PICS
Comments/Directions:
Sadly, I learned this depot has burned. ACL depot is still standing but looking rough.
 Added 10/12/2005 | Last Updated 01/01/2008
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COY DEPOT
COY, ARKANSAS -USA
Location: COY, AR
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Tracks are gone but SLSW depot in Coy still exists. ---last I learned, this depot was destroyed by fire in 2007.
 Added 07/27/2006 | Last Updated 03/23/2008
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CASA GRANDE SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
53 EAST MAIN STREET
CASA GRANDE, ARIZONA -USA
Location: EAST MAIN ST., BETWEEN SACATON AND FLORENCE STREETS IN CASA GRANDE
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site CASA GRANDE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific Casa Grande depot is no more. It burned down on June 5, 2009. It was a one-story, tan plaster building in a beautiful Art Deco or Art Moderne-style . The style was popular during the period, reflecting the importance of railroading and "the progressiveness of commerce and industry" in the country. It was built in the 1930's on the site of the original 1879 depot that had burned in the 1930's. Located along E. Main Street between Sacaton and Florence Streets. [source: Casa Grande Valley Historical Society website]
 Added 01/16/2006 | Last Updated 12/31/2013

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COPPER SPIKE TRAIN EXCURSION
230 S. BROAD ST.
GLOBE, ARIZONA 85501 -USA
Location: GLOBE, AZ
Phone: 866-979-7245
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site COPPER SPIKE EXCURSION TRAIN HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Arizona Eastern Railway's newest passenger train service, running roundtrips and one-ways from historic Broad Street in Globe, Arizona. Aboard the Copper Spike passengers can choose seating in a 1950s-era dome car - featuring a glass roof that provides scenic views in all directions - or a restored art deco lounge car. An elegant, four-course dinner is served Friday and Saturday nights while luncheons can be ordered off the menu Thursday through Sunday. In the lounge car a select offering of cocktails, beers and wines is available.
 Added 05/01/2010 | Last Updated 11/02/2010
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HAVASU HOTEL
SELIGMAN, ARIZONA -USA
Location: SELIGMAN, AZ
Description:
  • RAILROAD B&B/INN/HOTEL
Comments/Directions:
An original Harvey House, the Havasu Hotel is in disrepair and fenced up as locals try to save it from destruction. -as of this update, the hotel will be torn down within a few days. Efforts to preserve it have failed.
 Added 11/07/2007 | Last Updated 04/25/2008
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STONE PARK
WICKENBURG, ARIZONA -USA
Location: Wickenburg, Arizona
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
ATSF 2-8-0 #761 is on display.
 Added 09/20/2002
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BELL GARDEN FARMS
30841 COLE GRADE ROAD
VALLEY CENTER, CALIFORNIA 92082 -USA
Location: Valley Center, CA
Phone: 760-749-6297
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 16 IN.
Web Site BELL GARDEN FARMS HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Miniature diesel operates in family farm created by Taco Bell founder.
 Added 06/08/2003
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EL CENTRO DEPOT (EARLIER)
EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: EL CENTRO, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Now demolished by Union Pacific in mid 2011, alongside with related structures. --- An early depot from the Southern Pacific in El Centro remains although it is covered in graffiti. It is not far from a newer depot that still stands as well.
 Added 06/14/2011 | Last Updated 09/28/2012
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EL CENTRO DEPOT (NEWER)
EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: EL CENTRO, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Now demolished by Union Pacific in mid 2011, alongside with related structures. --- The newer of the two El Centro depots is now used by UP crews.
 Added 06/14/2011 | Last Updated 09/28/2012
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MCCLOUD RAILWAY COMPANY AND SHASTA SUNSET DINNER TRAIN
P.O. BOX 1500
MCCLOUD, CALIFORNIA 96057 -
Location: TRAINS LOAD AT MAIN STREET, MCCLOUD, CA ACROSS FROM THE POST OFFICE.
Phone: 916-964-2142
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Comments/Directions:
The railroad ceased operations as of this time, it is not known if they will resume.
 Added 09/25/2002 | Last Updated 02/20/2016
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CABIN BY THE TRACKS
PINE CLIFFE, COLORADO -
Location: PINE CLIFFE, CO
Phone: 303-233-9655
Description:
  • RAILROAD B&B/INN/HOTEL
Web Site
Comments/Directions:
Thanks to Boulder County not allowing cabin rentals, this attraction is no longer operating.
200' from the UP & former D&RGW Moffat Mainline. Mountain cabin with a railroad flair.
 Added 11/25/2002 | Last Updated 09/27/2007
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CENTRAL PARK
BOULDER, COLORADO -
Location: BROADWAY AND CANYON BLVD.
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Locomotive No.74 has been restored (not to running condition though) and is at the Colorado Railroad Museum
 Added 09/13/2002 | Last Updated 09/21/2016
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DISCOVER COLORADO TOURS
11930 W. 62ND PLACE
DENVER, COLORADO 80004 -USA
Location: DENVER
Phone: 303-425-3586
2nd Phone: 1-800-641-01
Description:
  • RAILROAD ORIENTED TOURS
Web Site DISCOVER COLORADO TOURS
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Tours of Colorado and western railroads. Former narrow guage railroaders and published authors serve as guides. Train rides, photo and video excursions of existing and abandonded lines.
 Added 09/13/2002 | Last Updated 04/19/2003

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FT. MORGAN LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
FT. MORGAN, COLORADO -
Location: FT. MORGAN ON MAIN ST. IN PARK BY LIBRARY
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site GREAT WESTERN STEAM ENGINE INFO
Comments/Directions:
The locomotive was moved to a museum in Nebraska in 2013.
 Added 03/27/2004 | Last Updated 10/07/2013

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KENLEY RAILROAD (PRIVATE)
PARKER, COLORADO -USA
Location: PARKER, CO
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 7.5 IN.
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Private miniature railroad in Parker features simulated steam and diesel, lovely depot, loading platform, and wooden trestle.
 Added 08/05/2007

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ROYAL GORGE SCENIC RAILWAY
P.O. BOX 1387
CANON CITY, COLORADO 81215 -USA
Location: 8 MILES WEST, THEN 1 MILE SOUTH ON CR3A TO BUCKSKIN JOE PARK
Phone: 719-275-5149
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 16 IN.
Comments/Directions:
Unfortunately, the town and railroad were sold and operations ceased in Sept, 2010. A long time Colorado tradition has ended. Western theme park with 16" scale railroad ride museum. Open March - December, weather permitting.
 Added 09/13/2002 | Last Updated 10/29/2010
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TRINIDAD SANTA FE DEPOT
TRINIDAD, COLORADO -USA
Location: TRINIDAD, CO
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Sad to say but this depot was razed to make way for highway construction. Former Santa Fe depot now serves as Amtrak station.
 Added 11/14/2002 | Last Updated 11/29/2007

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WINTER PARK SKI TRAIN
555 17TH ST. SUITE 2400
DENVER, COLORADO 80202 -
Location: DENVER
Phone: 303-296-4754
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site SKI TRAIN INFORMATION
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The ski train is no more. The train has been sold to an outfit in Canada after revenue failed to sustain operations. December to mid April ski train service from Union Station, Denver to Winter Park. Also makes several Summer trips.
 Added 09/13/2002 | Last Updated 05/20/2009

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QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD
730 KING'S HWY
LEWES, DELAWARE 19958 -USA
Location: lewes
Phone: 302-644-1720
2nd Phone: 888-456-8668
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Dinner train and dielse excursions. Also operates a former US Navy 0-6-0T Vulcan locomotive.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 11/22/2002
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CYPRESS GARDENS
2641 S. LAKE SUMMIT
WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA -USA
Location: Winter Haven, FL
Phone: 800-282-2123
2nd Phone: 863-324-2111
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Web Site CYPRESS GARDENS HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Model railroad with much rolling stock.
 Added 03/21/2003
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INTERNATIONAL TOY TRAIN MUSEUM
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -USA
Location: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Model railroad museum. Raritan River 0-4-0 #3 is also in display. -Last I heard this attraction was not operating
 Added 09/27/2002 | Last Updated 10/05/2013
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MOSQUITO JUNCTION & WESTERN RAILROAD AND MUSEUM
16541 TUMBLEWEED TR.
BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 34604 -USA
Location: LOCATED 36 MILES NORTH OF TAMPA.
Phone: 352-397-3506
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • RAILROAD TUNNEL
  • RAILROAD TOWER
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 7.5 IN.
  • GARDEN RAILROAD
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD WATER TOWER
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
-message from former president: "Mosquito Junction Railroad is no longer.. After two severe floods and my age, there is just no way to rebuild. The membership has dropped off and i'm just too old to be out laying new track. Please give it a fond farwell. Thanks Bill." 35 acres with 7 1/2 " gauge track. 2700 ft. complete. Expected to lay 3 1/2 miles of track in the next couple of years. Steaming bays, concession, and station to be complete this year (2011). Looking for members.
 Added 07/20/2006 | Last Updated 10/21/2012
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APPLE TREES MUSEUM
1616 DILL ST.
BURLINGTON, IOWA -USA
Location: BURLINGTON, IOWA
Phone: 319-753-2449
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Victorian furnishings, antique tools, costumes, dolls, toys, buttons, glass and china. Indian artifacts and railroad memorabilia. -I received this:"The last occupants, Des Moines County Historical Society are currently in the process of moving the collection to the old public library building in Burlington. Future use of the Apple Trees building is uncertain."
 Added 09/30/2002 | Last Updated 04/02/2008
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FORT MADISON, FARMINGTON AND WESTERN
2208 220TH ST.
DONNELLSON, IOWA 52625 -
Location: DONNELLSON, IOWA
Phone: 319-837-6689
2nd Phone: 319-750-3019
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Web Site FORT MADISON, FARMINGTON AND WESTERN HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Currently operates a "doodlebug" gas powered coach, a small gas locomotive, a diesel locomotive, and a steam crane. Also restoring to operation a 0-4-0 Baldwin steam switch engine. The latest addition to the railroad is a 35 ton Plymouth gas locomotive. Also at the site are replica railroad buildings, an engine house, a depot, a section house, an old time filling station, an old time general store and an old school from the site of the former rail stop of Viele several miles east of the site and formerly part of the railroad that has been restored. Operates one mile of a line that used to run west from Ft Madison and Viele to Bloomfield, IA and southwestly to Carrolton Mo. It had been hoped at one time in history to make this a route from Chicago to Kansas City, but that never materialized and the line was abandoned in the late 60's. I received this:"This museum has been closed due to the owner's illness. The museum will be auctioned off in June 2008. Thank you to everyone who supported this attraction. Thanks for the memories!"
 Added 10/01/2002 | Last Updated 04/02/2008

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KEOKUK SCENIC RAILWAY
200 S. WATER ST.
KEOKUK, IOWA -USA
Location: Keokuk, IA
Phone: 309-697-5387
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site KEOKUK SCENIC RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Excursions over Mississippi River into Illinois.
 Added 03/23/2003
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ROCK ISLAND DEPOT, COUNCIL BLUFFS IOWA
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA -USA
Location: COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Rock Island Depot and Museum, Council Bluffs Iowa, circa 2010
 Added 05/31/2010
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MONTANA ROCKIES RAIL TOURS
4100 MCGHEE RD.
STE. "I"
SANDPOINT, IDAHO 83864 -
Location: SANDPOINT, IDAHO
Phone: 800-519-7245
2nd Phone: 208/265-8618
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site MONTANA ROCKIES RAIL TOURS HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: STEAM TRAINS
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
This excursion/tour train operates in the summer on MRL between Sandpoint, ID and Livingston, MT. It operates 3 levels of service utilizing coaches (ex AMT/ATSF/SP), domes(ex AMT/GN/NP/CB&Q) and deluxe cars, Train includes a lounge car and a diner. Trips are two days all during daylight, includes hotel in Missoula, MT Ride includes a tour of the restored Livingston Depot Museum.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 04/19/2004
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KNOX STATION BED AND RAILS
976 MINE RD.
KNOXVILLE, ILLINOIS 61448 -USA
Location: 7 MILES EAST OF GALESBURG, ILLINOIS
Phone: 309-289-4047
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
Web Site KNOX STATION BED AND RAILS HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
A railfans bed and breakfast 100' from the BNSF(ex SF). Two bedrooms, one trackside . Large open deck overlooks tracks 100' away. Double.crossover just west of house makes for interesting train watching with 60 plus trains a day. Email or call for brochure .
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 04/19/2003
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CARTHAGE, KNIGHTSTOWN AND SHIRLEY RAILROAD
112 WEST CAREY ST.
KNIGHTSTOWN, INDIANA 46148 -
Location: 3 MILES SOUTH OF I-70 ON SR 109.
Phone: 317-345-5561
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • RAIL CHARTERS
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Web Site CARTHAGE, KNIGHTSTOWN AND SHIRLEY RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Diesel excursions with vintage railcars on Fridays at 11:00 am (EST) and on Saturdays at 1:00, and 3:00 pm (EST), sundays at 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. Season opens May 3rd 2013 Check website for fares and special events.
 Added 09/29/2002 | Last Updated 04/23/2013
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CORYDON SCENIC RAILROAD
210 WALNUT ST.
CORYDON, INDIANA 47112 -USA
Location: Walnut and Water Streets 1 mile south of I-64
Phone: 812-738-8000
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Comments/Directions:
Diesel excursions. Last I heard they were no more and looking for a buyer.
 Added 09/28/2002 | Last Updated 04/15/2005

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BELLI BROS. MUSIC
110 S. MAIN
MCPHERSON, KANSAS 67460 -USA
Location: LOCATED IN LOWER LEVEL OF BELLI BROS. MUSIC.
Phone: 316-241-5557
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Comments/Directions:
Last I heard this attraction was closed and the building was for sale. One of the largest model railroad layouts in Kansas. HO layout is a free-lance fictional RR named Great Plains Railway set in 1949. N scale layout depicts Santa Fe LaJunta Subdivision from Hutchinson to Dodge City. Also many rr artifacts on display. No admission charge but free will offering is gratefully accepted.
 Added 10/03/2002 | Last Updated 11/12/2007
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HARDIN SOUTHERN RAILROAD
P.O. BOX 20
HARDIN, KENTUCKY 42048 -
Location: DOWNTOWN HARDIN. SIX MILES WEST OF TVA'S LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES NATIONAL RECREATION AREA AND 30 MILES S. OF PADUCAH.
Phone: 270-437-4555
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Web Site HARDIN SOUTHERN RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The Hardin Southern Railroad has operated a seasonal Nostalgia Train passenger service on weekends over its route through the scenic Clarks River Valley since 1994. The passenger train operates from Memorial Day through the end of October. Additional equipment is being sought and acquired for operation and for display, including Baldwin 2-6-2 steam locomotive #4, which is very slowly being rebuilt for eventual service. The railroad owns and operates the portion of the former Nashville Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway's Paducah main line between Murray and Hardin, Kentucky. Service ended in 2004.
 Added 10/03/2002 | Last Updated 10/17/2009
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MID-SOUTH RAIL HERITAGE FOUNDATION MUSEUM
PO BOX 312
HARDIN, KENTUCKY 42048 -
Location: HARDIN, KY
Description:
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
Web Site MID-SOUTH RAIL HERITAGE FOUNDATION MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Last I heard this organization was no longer in business. Don't know for sure. The Mid-South Rail Heritage Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying the railroad heritage of Western Kentucky and the surrounding region. Trains have played a critical role in the development of the western part of our state since the 1850’s and we are working to ensure that this important and valuable heritage is not overlooked in these modern times and that the physical reminders and are preserved for the future. Our growing collection of railroad equipment is restored and displayed on land and trackage generously provided by the Hardin Southern Railroad.
 Added 12/04/2002 | Last Updated 11/28/2006
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BELFAST AND MOOSEHEAD LAKE RAILROAD (PRIVATE)
ONE DEPOT SQUARE
UNITY, MAINE 04899 -
Location: UNITY, MAINE
Phone: 800-392-5500
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site BELFAST AND MOOSEHEAD LAKE RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Below is from MaineBiz
"After two years of disappointing ridership and lack of member support, the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad and Preservation Society is ceasing operations, and is selling its assets and equipment, according to VillageSoup.com. The 140-year-old Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad carried freight through central Maine up to the decline of the freight business in the 1980s, when it became a tourism attraction. The nonprofit Preservation Society was formed in 2005 to run the railroad as a tourist excursion and operate a train museum. But Robert Lamontagne, president of the Belfast Railroad Preservation Society, said the organization did not have enough financial support in grants and membership fees to break even. The railroad has a large overhead due to the expensive equipment and rail operations. The Maine Department of Transportation, which has a contract with the railroad to offer tourist excursions along a 30-mile stretch of track between Burnham and the Waldo town line, told VillageSoup.com that it would offer up the contract to a new operator if one could be found."
Previous attraction info: The Belfast and Moosehead Lake RR in Maine actually has two operations, a Budd RDC excursion from Belfast ME and steam or diesel excursion from Unity, ME.
 Added 10/07/2002 | Last Updated 02/09/2008
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GRAND TRAVERSE DINNER TRAIN
642 RAILROAD PLACE
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN 49686 -USA
Location: TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN
Phone: 231-933-3768
2nd Phone: 888-933-3768
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
  • RAIL CHARTERS
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Web Site GRAND TRAVERSE DINNER TRAIN HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: ARTICLE ABOUT THE TRAIN'S CLOSING
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Elegant gourmet rail dining aboard the nostalgic Grand Traverse Dinner Train. Operates year round. Three-hour 5-course gourmet dining excursions tour 60 miles of Northern Michigan landscape through the Boardman River Valley. Kids under 10 travel at half price.
 Added 10/08/2002 | Last Updated 05/26/2007

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MICHIGAN TRANSIT MUSEUM
MT.CLEMENS, MICHIGAN -USA
Location: MT.CLEMENS, MI
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • TROLLEY(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site MICHIGAN TRANSIT MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Features diesels, Ex El Transit Cars South Shore Interurban Trolley , 2 North Shore Interurban Trolleys. Caboose
 Added 11/11/2008 | Last Updated 01/09/2009
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ATHERTON SANTA FE DEPOT
ATHERTON, MISSOURI -
Location: ATHERTON, MO
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site ATHERTON DEPOT INFO FROM MISSOURI DEPOTS
Comments/Directions:
I received word this depot has been torn down.
 Added 06/14/2004 | Last Updated 10/05/2013
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CASEY JONES MUSEUM
10901 VAUGHAN RD. #1
VAUGHAN, MISSISSIPPI 39179 -USA
Location: VAUGHAN, MISSISSIPPI
Phone: 601-673-9864
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
Web Site CASEY JONES MUSEUM INFORMATION FROM TRAINWEB
Comments/Directions:
Last I heard this was closed. Museum has been shut down, all artifacts removed with most being sent to Water Valley museum. Steam engine sent to Terry Mississippi.
 Added 10/09/2002 | Last Updated 09/21/2007
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COLUMBUS UP DEPOT
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA -USA
Location: COLUMBUS NE
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The UP depot in Columbus may be history by the time I get this posted. It was set for demolition in May of 2015 when I was there. I can't believe such a beautiful stone depot would be destroyed. Neither the railroad nor the town had the will or the resources to save it.
 Added 09/12/2015

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NEBKOTA'S NRI DINNER TRAIN
111 N MAIN
CHADRON, NEBRASKA 69337 -
Location: CHADRON, NE
Phone: 308-432-2487
2nd Phone: 308-432-2589
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Friday and Saturday evening excursions, which includes a five course meal, while traveling through the scenic Pine Ridge. (When calling for reservations, please leave an evening call back number.)
 Added 05/05/2004 | Last Updated 10/28/2004
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WILTON SCENIC RAILROAD
77 MAIN STREET
P.O. BOX 419
WILTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03086 -USA
Location: WILTON
Phone: 603-654-7245
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site WILTON SCENIC RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Excursions in Budd liners over New Hampshire's newest passenger line.
 Added 04/27/2003 | Last Updated 10/09/2003
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GRANTS DEPOT
GRANTS, NEW MEXICO -USA
Location: GRANTS, NM
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Santa Fe depot in Grants was demolished by the BNSF in 2009.
 Added 06/05/2005 | Last Updated 10/05/2009

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MIDTOWN PLAZA MALL
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK -USA
Location: ROCHESTER, NY
Description:
  • MONORAIL
Comments/Directions:
The Midtown Plaza Mall in Rochester has a Christmastime monorail ride which is very historic (its the old John Wanamaker ride from Philadelphia). Though its child-themed, its well worth a visit to anyone with an interest in transit curiosities and rail-themed antiques. -Last I heard the mall was to be demolished in 2009 and the monorail was already gone.
 Added 04/12/2003 | Last Updated 01/09/2009
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TIOGA SCENIC RAILROAD
25 DELPHINE ST
OWEGO, NEW YORK 13827 -
Location: OWEGO, NEW YORK
Phone: 607-687-6786
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site TIOGA SCENIC RAILROAD INFORMATION FROM JOHN STEWART
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Tioga no longer offers passenger excursions, freight operations only. Diesel excursions and dinner trains.
 Added 10/14/2002 | Last Updated 10/31/2007
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COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER
400 N. HIGH ST.
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215-2069 -USA
Location: COLUMBUS, OHIO
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
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HARMER STATION
220 GILMAN ST.
MARIETTA, OHIO 45750 -USA
Location: Marietta, Ohio
Phone: 614-374-9995
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Web Site HARMER STATION HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Model railroad.
 Added 10/18/2002
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MAUMEE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1031 RIVER RD.
MAUMEE, OHIO 43537 -USA
Location: Maumee, OH
Phone: 419-893-9602
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site MAUMEE VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Railroad memorabelia on display in restored depot that is part of a 5 building historical museum complex.
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OHIO CENTRAL RAILROAD
111 FACTORY ST.
SUGARCREEK, OHIO 44681 -
Location: SUGARCREEK, OHIO
Phone: 330-852-4676
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site OHIO CENTRAL RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Ohio Central stopped running its seasonal tourist train out of Sugarcreek, Ohio several years ago. In the interval (up until 7/2006), the OC would run a number of steam excursions and continued to acquire steam locomotives for restoration. This year's (2006) NRHS convention was held near the OC's headquarters. There were several trips behind OC diesels and only one with steam. The OC may be leaving the passenger business altogether. The OC shops at Morgan Run, Ohio continue to repair and up-grade first and second generation diesels for in system use as well as resale.
 Added 10/21/2002 | Last Updated 06/29/2008
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STEAM RAILROAD MUSEUM
177 CURRY STREET
MINERVA, OHIO 44657 -
Location: MINERVA, OHIO
Phone: 330-868-8814
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Web Site STEAM RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: MINERVA SCENIC RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
On May 15, 2004, STEAM began operating tourist passenger trains on Saturdays and Sundays through December 19, 2004. The Minerva Scenic Railway offers a six-mile round trip at 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM, on Saturdays and 12:30 PM and 2:00PM on Sundays with special trains announced on the Web site or by calling the station at 330-868-8814. ***Update*** The North Pole Express Christmas trains will run on every Saturday and Sunday beginning November 25th and will conclude on December 17. Santa is scheduled to be at the station for all train trips. Additional night train trips at 5:00 PM on Saturdays. Reservations strongly suggested (330-868-8814). Happy Holidays!!
 Added 10/19/2002 | Last Updated 03/27/2005
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TROLLEYVILLE U.S.A.
7100 COLUMBIA RD
OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, OHIO 44138 -
Location: OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, OHIO
Phone: 216-235-4725
Description:
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site TROLLEYVILLE U.S.A. HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
34 interurban and streetcars, NYO&W bobber and N&W 518021 cabooses on display. Trolleyville is in the process of relocation to Cleveland. Check their website for updates and opening dates.
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CIMARRON VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM
P.O. BOX 844
CUSHING, OKLAHOMA 74023 -
Location: S KINGS HIGHWAY, SANTA FE DEPOT
Phone: 918-225-1657
2nd Phone: 918-225-5335
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site CIMARRON VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM INFO FROM CUSHING OK
Related Webs: ADDITIONAL INFO
Comments/Directions:
This museum has been closed and moved to Perkins, Oklahoma as part of a Pioneer Village Museum. This is as of 2012.
 Added 10/21/2002 | Last Updated 04/11/2013
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EAGLE PARK
CACHE, OKLAHOMA -USA
Location: Eagle Park in Cache, OK
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • TROLLEY(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
2 steam engines, a several cars, a caboose, and a streetcar are on display in the park.
 Added 07/13/2004
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EVA DEPOT
EVA, OKLAHOMA -USA
Location: LOCATED ON WEST SIDE OF SH 95
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
By all accounts, this depot has been torn down.
 Added 01/12/2005 | Last Updated 09/21/2016
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MIDLAND VALLEY RAILROAD
TULSA, OKLAHOMA -USA
Location: TULSA, OK
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site MIDLAND VALLEY RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
'This railroad had a site that advertised service that seems to never have started.' New passenger service will be starting up soon.
 Added 12/17/2004 | Last Updated 05/28/2007
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SMALL CHANGE RAILROAD
MOORE, OKLAHOMA -USA
Location: Moore, Oklahoma
Phone: 405-799-3600
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
Comments/Directions:
15" steam railroad with original 1904 St. Louis World's Fair steam engine.
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MEADOWS & LAKE KATHLEEN RAILROAD (PRIVATE)
DEADWOOD, OREGON 97430 -USA
Location: DEADWOOD, OR
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 18 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 18 IN.
Web Site MEADOWS & LAKE KATHLEEN RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
For Sale: 56,000 pounds of 12 pound rail, splice bars and bolds and over 2,000 pounds of 3 inch spikes for $55,000. I also have eight 18 inch gauge switches as well as an electric streetcar, a hand pump car and a tandem bicycle as well as a ballast car for sale yet. I have removed and stacked all the rail for easy loading....Everything esle has been sold.
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SAM TRAK-EAST PORTLAND TRACTION COMPANY
PORTLAND, OREGON -
Location: PORTLAND, OREGON
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILS TO TRAILS
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Comments/Directions:
The SamTrak excursion train has ceased operating as of a few years ago. Two pieces of equipment, a GE 25-ton switcher and a flatcar, have been donated to the Oregon Electric Railway Historical Society museum in Brooks, Oregon. The 45-ton switcher and the logging caboose remain in Milwaukie, not in use. The railroad is paralleled by a paved bike/walking trail from OMSI to Oaks Park, along the shores of the Willamette River. Occassionally, excursions have been offered on the former SamTrak route using either the Southern Pacific #4449 and the Spokane, Portland & Seattle #700 (both mainline 4-8-4 steam locomotives); check with their respective groups, the Northwest Rail Museum, or the Pacific Northwest Chapter NRHS, for more information.
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SUNSET STATION LODGE
P.O. BOX 109
ROCKAWAY BEACH, OREGON 97136 -
Location: 360 NORTH MILLER (WEST OF HIGHWAY 101) ROCKAWAY BEACH.
Phone: 503-355-2000
2nd Phone: 888-786-1335
Description:
  • RAILROAD B&B/INN/HOTEL
Comments/Directions:
Open for business year round. Circa 1910 Rockaway Beach Train Depot. Originally built by the Pacific Railway & Navigation Company. Welcomed first passenger train in 1912. Moved and enlarged in 1913. Purchased by Southern Pacific Railroad in 1915. Closed 1938 then moved again in early 1940's to present location by railway freight car, 2 blocks to it's present location. Re-furbished and converted to 4 units about 1988. We endeavor to offer our guests home style accomodations with varying decor in each room including historic train related art, old photos,and advertisments for a memorable stay in this historic piece of Americana. We are only one block from the Ocean and seven miles of beaches, offer picnic facilities and complimentary Summer evening wine tasting. Whether you socialize on the front deck or relax in the shade of our cherry tree with a book; It's not just a bed to sleep in, but good old fashioned relaxation, the way it used to be.
 Added 10/26/2002 | Last Updated 12/01/2005
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EAST PENN RAIL EXCURSIONS
P.O. BOX 148
KUTZTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA 19530-0148 -
Location: TRAINS LEAVE FROM A RESTORED TRAIN DEPOT LOCATED ON RAILROAD STREET, JUST OFF MAIN STREET/US ROUTE 222 IN KUTZTOWN, PA.
Phone: 610-683-9202
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site EAST PENN RAIL EXCURSIONS HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The railroad was completed in 1857 and has been in operation for 141 years. The train runs between Kutztown and Topton, PA, an eight mile - 1 hour - round trip. There is historic narration on board the train. The train consists of restored passenger cars built in 1931 for the Reading Railroad Company and is pulled by a diesel locomotive built in 1948. Each train includes a little red caboose you can ride in (or rent for special occasions).
 Added 10/27/2002 | Last Updated 03/18/2005
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LAUREL HIGHLANDS RAILROAD
SCOTTSDALE, PENNSYLVANIA -
Location: SCOTTSDALE, PENNSYLVANIA
Phone: 888-783-2646
2nd Phone: 724-887-4567
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site LAUREL HIGHLANDS RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Laurel Highlands Railroad is now defunct. It was a nice little road while it lasted. The engine (#7)was of local origin, being a former yard engine for the West Penn Railway in Connellsville. #7 had been moved to nearby Uniontown in hopes of starting another excursion railroad there, but the plans fell through and the engine was sold.
 Added 10/27/2002 | Last Updated 09/06/2004
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POCONO MUSEUMS UNLIMITED
517 ASHTOWN DR. (RT. 443)
LEHIGHTON, PENNSYLVANIA 18235-8757 -USA
Location: Located on route 443 in Lehighton, PA next to Wal-Mart - Only 4 miles west of exit 34 of the northeast extension of the
Phone: 570-386-3117
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Operating O-scale model train display 16 operating trains with detailing so great its hard to believe. A turnpike with moving cars, 40 foot lake with live fish, a rain storm with lightning and thunder. Miniature (HO scale) amusement park with 16 operating rides. Open Wedensday thru Monday 10:00 A.M. To 5:00 P.M. Closed Tuesdays, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
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RAIL TOURS
P.O. BOX 325
JIM THORPE, PENNSYLVANIA 18229 -USA
Location: JIM THORPE, PENNSYLVANIA
Phone: 570-325-4606
2nd Phone: 570-454-2399
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site RAIL TOURS HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Excursions depart from the New Jersey Central Railroad Station listed above.
 Added 10/26/2002 | Last Updated 04/27/2003
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ROADSIDE AMERICA
P.O. BOX 2
SHARTLESVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA 19554 -USA
Location: Located on I-78
Phone: 610-488-6241
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Comments/Directions:
Model railroad.
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THE TUNNEL INN
702 JACKSON ST.
GALLITZIN, PENNSYLVANIA 16641 -
Location: ALTOONA, PA
Phone: 814-884-2975
Description:
  • RAILROAD TUNNEL
  • RAILROAD B&B/INN/HOTEL
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Web Site THE TUNNEL INN HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Tunnel Inn will close 12/31/2013. A railroad related B&B, visitors to the Altoona Area will find the Inn extremely convenient to the Horseshoe Curve and the Railroaders Memorial Museum. The Inn is adjacent to the Norfolk Southern mainline, and is less than two miles from the Gallitzin exit of US 22, at 702 Jackson Street in Gallitzin. When standing on the bridge facing the tunnels, the Inn is on your right. The Inn features five non-smoking, air-conditionaed rooms, each with a private bath, cable TV and refrigerator. Our covered deck provides our guests with a weather proof vantage point from which to watch the more than 60 trains a day that go past the Inn. Night time lighting allows for 24/7 train watching if you like. Our wireless network provides internet access, and our "chiminea" wood stove keep our guests warm, while watching the trains at night. An added benefit is Phil Faudi, a railroad historian and tour guide, who continues to get rave reviews from our guests, who have taken his guided tours of the west slope and Altoona area. Phils' lifelong love of the PRR and knowledge of current railroad operations comes across in his half day or full day tours. "When you stay at the Tunnel Inn, only the engineer is closer to the train."
 Added 12/08/2002 | Last Updated 12/17/2013
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WESTMORELAND HERITAGE RAILROAD
1 DEPOT ST.
P.O. BOX 444
YOUNGWOOD, PENNSYLVANIA 15697 -
Location: YOUNGWOOD, PA
Phone: 724-925-6543
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site WESTMORELAND HERITAGE RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Diesel excursions.
 Added 05/02/2003 | Last Updated 03/19/2005
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HILL COUNTRY RAILROAD ASSOCIATION
P.O. BOX 383
LLANO, TEXAS 78643 -
Location: LLANO, TX
Phone: 325-247-3054
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • MOTORCAR EXCURSIONS
Web Site HILL COUNTRY RAILROAD ASSOCIATION
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Diesel excursions along beautiful Llano River are announced in media when power can be obtained. 2400 square foot visitor center with Railroad Museum located in Railyard area just east of SH 16, north of Llano River Bridge. Open 9-5 daily, M-Sat ---Last I heard, this railroad is no longer operating.---
 Added 04/07/2005 | Last Updated 04/10/2009
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PUMPKIN EXPRESS
11351 HILLTOP ROAD
ARGYLE, TEXAS 76226 -USA
Location: ARGYLE, TX
Phone: 940-241-2608
2nd Phone: 214-415-3228
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 15 IN.
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
Web Site PUMPKIN EXPRESS HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Apparently this railroad is not more... Every year the Pumpkin Express offers rides to kids and adults through the pumpkin patch and around the pumpkin patch. Steam is simulated but the rides are real. PUMPKINS START AT $1.00 !!! Gourds and Indian Corn are also available to complete your holiday decorating needs. An array of squash and cooking pumpkins complete the fall seasons festive cornucopia. Children under 2yrs of age and over 100 get a FREE TRAIN RIDE!!!!! Each paid train riding child will receive a FREE palm pumpkin and lollipop. By the way, this property is for sale!
 Added 10/27/2007 | Last Updated 08/01/2013
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SIX FLAGS ASTROWORLD
9001 KIRBY
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77054 -USA
Location: Houston, Texas
Phone: 713-799-8404
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Comments/Directions:
Train ride around amusement park.
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TEXAS RAILROAD PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION
P.O. BOX 61182
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77208-1182 -
Location: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site TEXAS RAILROAD PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
We are restoring to operational condition former SP 982. This is a 2-10-2 currently residing in Houston's Hermann Park. We also are restoring a caboose. Former SP 347 (T&NO 418). SP class C-40-3. It is currently at the Galveston RR Museum. -It is my understanding that this attraction is no longer open. The website redirects to the Houston Railroad Museum. I do not know about whereabouts of equipment.
 Added 10/29/2002 | Last Updated 03/23/2008
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THE INN ON CAPITOL HILL
225 NO. STATE STREET
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84103 -
Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Phone: 888-884-3466
Description:
  • RAILROAD B&B/INN/HOTEL
Web Site THE INN ON CAPITOL HILL HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
I can't find any info on this attraction, the name now seems to be used by a mansion converted to B&B so marked it as gone but not forgotten. All Aboard! Take a trip in an elegant Pullman car lined with windows framing the Capitol. Snuggle into a pillow top queen bed with an antique brass headboard and dream of a bygone era with steam engines and the allure of sleeping cars. Red, gold and blue fabrics, stained glass and authentic Railroad memorabilia add to the irresistible charm.
 Added 01/22/2003 | Last Updated 03/10/2007
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AMERICA'S RAILROADS ON PARADE
ROUTE 60 EAST
WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA -USA
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Phone: 804-220-8725
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Comments/Directions:
Model railroad museum. I received an update that this attraction is no longer in business. Anyone with further information please let me know.
 Added 10/30/2002 | Last Updated 03/03/2006
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VERMONT RAILWAY
54 DEPOT ST.
MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT 05101 -USA
Location: Middlebury, Vermont
Phone: 800-707-3570
2nd Phone: 800-707-3530
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site VERMONT RAIL EXCURSIONS HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Diesel excursions. Stations in Burlington, Shelburne, Vergennes, Brandon, Proctor, and Rutland, Vermont. Also known as The Sugarbush Vermont Express.
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ANACORTES RAILWAY
387 CAMPBELL LAKE RD.
ANACORTES, WASHINGTON 98221 -
Location: 7TH ST. & R AVE.
Phone: 360-293-2634
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 18 IN.
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Miniature steam railroad. (Tommy Thompson's home built steam locomotive and rolling stock were moved to inside private storage. Current disposition is on hold while his family attempts to carry out Tommy's wishes. Some of the Anacortes right-of-way was still in place the end of 2004, current status is unknown.) I received this notice recently, hooray for government:
"as of 1999, Tommy Thompson died, ending 25 years operating his Anacortes Railway. Tommy's Forney Style Locomotive was originally a Compressed Air Locomotive built by H. K. Porter Company, in 1909 for the Homestake Mine. Thompson then acquired it, and redesigned a firebox and cab for it, which he built over in Seattle. Thompson also fabricated and built each one of his passenger cars, proving he was a craftsman of hardwoods. The Thompson Family ran their locomotive on large chunks of fir bark, which gave off the sweetest smelling exhaust anyone had the pleasure of smelling. The family sold the locomotive, and cars, and other odds and ends, leaving only the tracks in Anacortes. The equipment now sits in storage at Boeing Field, at the Georgetown Steam Plant Museum in South Seattle. Check the Washington State Steam Railroads and Locomotives Website, I'm sure they would be more than helpful to verify this information. Some information on the Railroad to know, is that from day one, Thompson fought with the City of Anacortes for nearly 10 years on getting approval on that corridor that he operate his railroad on. The city was dead set against it, as they saw it as nothing more than an amusement ride, which in their minds would die out after the first year. The railroad became more popular each year, having record breaking crowds every year. It got to the point, that the second Air Compressed Locomotive that Thompson had in reserve, was considered to be modified for a second locomotive for the railroad. But Tommy died, his dream of having 2 locomotives operating on his track never happened. So now the Thompson Family has sold off all the Railroad, Locomotives, Cars, rails, Frogs, Switches, to spite Anacortes, for all those years that Tommy had to fight with them to operate his railroad, he gave instructions in his Will, that the family was never to donate, sell, lease to the City, his railroad and it's equipment, at any cost. So, when it was sold, the buyers were under a legal contract to never sell, donate, or lease any of their newly bought equipment to the City of Anacortes, or sale of equipment would be terminated and go back to the Thompson Family as their said property again and would be subject for commercial scrap out. The Thompson Family was angry with the City of Anacortes, as their railroad always brought in more money and tourism than anything else in that town. But if it ever were to run again, it won't be in Anacortes, that's for sure."
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CAMP SIX LOGGING MUSEUM
P.O. BOX 340
TACOMA, WASHINGTON 98401-0340 -
Location: LOCATED IN TACOMA'S 700+ ACRE POINT DEFIANCE PARK AT NORTH END OF PEARL STREET.
Phone: 253-752-0047
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site CAMP SIX LOGGING MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
-----------Camp 6 Historic Logging Museum Is Closed The owners of Camp 6 have been unable to find a buyer or investor to keep the historic logging museum open in Point Defiance Park, Tacoma. Consequently, Camp 6 is now permanently closed. The historic logging museum had operated for 47 years, but now remains closed following its usual winter break. “We are heartbroken about this decision, but there is no way to keep Camp 6 operating at Point Defiance Park,” said Alan Macpherson, spokesperson for the Western Forest Industries Museum, which owns Camp 6. “Camp 6 only operates on admissions fees, donations and grants. We’ve had fewer visitors each year, and no longer have the funds to continue operating.” In addition, Macpherson said, the trains, logging equipment and buildings at Camp 6 are deteriorating and there are no funds to repair them. No potential buyer who could operate Camp 6 has come forward. WFIM now is working to find a buyer or buyers for the pieces in the collection, including engines, open cars, bunkhouses, bunk cars and other pieces of equipment. “Our preference is to find a buyer who will keep most of the collection together and display it for the public,” Macpherson said. “That buyer might not exist in Washington State. We’d be willing to sell the collection outside Washington if we could keep most of the collection together and on display.” Any unsold pieces would likely be added to WFIM’s Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad in Mineral, Washington. WFIM leases property in Point Defiance Park from Metro Parks for a nominal amount. WFIM established the Camp 6 Logging Museum in 1964 as a living, hands-on demonstration of Washington State’s logging and railroad history from the 1880s through the 1940s. Attendance and the condition of the collection have been in decline recently. Ridership of the historic trains at Camp 6 dropped 40 percent last year, from 5,982 in 2009 to just 3,600 in 2010. --------- Steam era Logging museum with diesel & gas loco powered excursions. Home to 8 steam donkeys from 1887 Dolbeer to 240 ton Lidgerwood tower skidder. Over two dozen items of RR equipment from 90 ton Pacific Coast Shay to Polson Co. bunk houses on ex 1870's NP flat cars. RR operates April thru September on Weekends. Santa Train first three weekends in December. Museum's 14 acre site open year round during daylight hours. No admission fee to grounds, RR rides have fares. Camp 6, A National Registered Historical Place, opened in 1964 and is operated by Tacoma Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. Tacoma is also home to BNSF, UP, AMTRAK, Tacoma Rail, Sound Transit SOUNDER trains and LINK light-rail. LINK runs daily and is free, a true "cat-wire" electric trolly in the 21st. century. Tacoma has been TRAINing since the 1870's. With miles and miles of Rail-fan opertunities all over town plan on spending the day.
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MOORE HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST
SOUTH CLE ELUM, WASHINGTON 98943 -USA
Location: SOUTH CLE ELUM, WASHINGTON
Phone: (509) 674-59
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
Web Site IRON HORSE INN B&B
Comments/Directions:
Formerly known as The Moore House B&B, Now Iron Horse Inn B&B. Served at the Milwaukee Railroad traincrewman bunkhouse and is filled with railroad memorabilia, antiques, quilts and quiet country charm.
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SPIRIT OF WASHINGTON DINNER TRAIN
P.O. BOX 835
RENTON, WASHINGTON 98057 -
Location: RENTON, WASHINGTON
Phone: 800-876-7245
2nd Phone: 425-227-7245
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site SPIRIT OF WASHINGTON DINNER TRAIN HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
We are one of the nation's largest Dinner Train's. Each year we host nearly 100,000 guests on our 3 1/4 hours excursions to the Columbia Winery in Woodinville, Washington. Weekly Murder Mystery events are a great alternative to the traditional dining service that we provide. If you are visiting Seattle, please come visit the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train. We'd enjoy having you onboard!
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KETTLE MORAINE RAILWAY
P.O. BOX 247
NORTH LAKE, WISCONSIN 53064 -USA
Location: North Lake
Phone: 262-966-0516
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site KETTLE MORAINE RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Eight authentic miles of nostalgic steam railroading thirty miles west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Operates from June through special Santa Train runs in November.
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WEST VIRGINIA NORTHERN RAILROAD
P.O. BOX 424
KINGWOOD, WEST VIRGINIA 26537 -USA
Location: KINGWOOD, WV (LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 1/2 HOUR EAST OF MORGANTOWN).
Phone: 800-253-1065
2nd Phone: 304-329-3333
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • HAND CAR RIDES
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • GARDEN RAILROAD
Web Site WEST VIRGINIA NORTHERN RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The WVN provides a scenic, relaxing, and educational 10.7 mile (21 mile round-trip) from Kingwood, WV to Tunnelton, WV. At Tunnelton a connection remains with the CSX on the ex-B&O's famous West End Division, with frequent CSX traffic. A coal-hauling railroad dating back to the 1880's, the line consists of steep grades and tight curves. A double switch-back and the third steepest grade in the state (4.77%) highlight the journey. Equipment is a mixture of refurbished Long Island commuter cars and Erie Lackawanna MU electric cars. Motive power for the journey is a very rare EMD SW-1200 equipped with dynamic brakes. This engine was bought new by the WVN, with the dynamic brake feature being almost a necessity. Trains depart the Kingwood Junction yard office every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday at 11 am and 3 PM. Special trains are run for fall foliage and charters are available. Call for further details and a full color brochure.
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