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“Thomas” returns To Puffing Billy! Updated 3/16/2012

“Thomas” returns To Puffing Billy! Updated 3/16/2012

The world famous steam train, “Thomas the Tank Engine” will again be visiting Puffing Billy, Australia’s most famous steam train during March 2012. Update: Thomas Rides are Sold for March 17, 18! “Thomas has been a regular visitor at Puffing Billy during Autumn and [Read More]

Norfolk Southern rolls out first heritage locomotive; Penn Central paint scheme added to heritage line-up

Norfolk Southern rolls out first heritage locomotive; Penn Central paint scheme added to heritage line-up

ALTOONA, PA. – The first locomotive to be painted in Norfolk Southern’s 30th anniversary heritage paint schemes rolled out of the company’s Juniata Locomotive Shop here yesterday. Locomotive NS 8098, a GE ES44AC, bears the “Conrail Blue” scheme. It is [Read More]

Flying Scotsman Replaced, Won’t Pull Olympic Flame

Flying Scotsman Replaced, Won’t Pull Olympic Flame

The National Railway Museum has today announced that locomotive 46115 Scots Guardsman, will be replacing 4472 Flying Scotsman as the locomotive to pull the Olympic Flame from York to Thirsk on 20 June 2012. Scots Guardsman is one of only two remaining LMS Royal [Read More]

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Why 600,000 Australians tuned in to watch a silent three-hour train ride!

Why 600,000 Australians tuned in to watch a silent three-hour train ride!

No rush, welcome aboard the slow TV train! An Australian TV programme featured a three-hour long train journey on 7 [Read More]

Singer Neil Young to Auction Model Train Collection

Singer Neil Young to Auction Model Train Collection

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rock singer Neil Young is selling some of his most prized possessions – part of his [Read More]

Win tickets to the Vancouver Train Expo!

Win tickets to the Vancouver Train Expo!

This annual show, in its 35th year, serves as an exhibition of the great hobby of model railroading, bringing together [Read More]

Bluetooth-Controlled Model Trains Will Completely Revitalize the Hobby, If We Are Smart Enough to Let Them.

Bluetooth-Controlled Model Trains Will Completely Revitalize the Hobby, If We Are Smart Enough to Let Them.

I didn’t set out to write about Bluetooth train control. I just wanted to see if someone was using bluetooth, so [Read More]

Have your name on the front of a steam engine at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Have your name on the front of a steam engine at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your name on the front of a steam engine? This February half term, [Read More]

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