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Memorial Day Steam Train Weekend Special

Memorial Day Steam Train Weekend Special

The Northwest Railway Museum pays tribute to America’s service men and women and their families this Memorial Day with a special weekday steam train run on Monday, May 30th. This is in addition to the railroad’s usual weekend train schedule. All trains include a stop at [Read More]

107 Year Old PGE Steam Locomotive Restored thanks to the ‘Squamish Gang’

107 Year Old PGE Steam Locomotive Restored thanks to the ‘Squamish Gang’

PGE #2, a 2-6-2 steam locomotive, was built by Baldwin in 1910 for the Howe Sound, Pemberton Valley & Northern Railway (which then became the Pacific Great Eastern Railway in 1912). After helping build the railway and get it started, she was sold to the Comox Logging [Read More]

Nevada Northern Railway: Events & Special Excursions Galore Throughout 2016

Nevada Northern Railway: Events & Special Excursions Galore Throughout 2016

ELY, Nev. – The Nevada Northern Railway museum is back to full steam ahead for the 2016 season, with a jam-packed schedule of events planned for the spring, summer and fall. The museum, unique in its living, working rolling stock that visitors not only get to see, but [Read More]

North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrates the best of Scotland with Branch Line Gala

North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrates the best of Scotland with Branch Line Gala

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) boasts the best of Scottish railway history during its Scottish Branch Line Gala weekends. From 6th – 8th May and 13th-15th May the popular heritage railway will play host to a number of steam and diesel locomotives, promising a great [Read More]

Fantastic Yorkshire Wolds Railway Short Story Competition

Fantastic Yorkshire Wolds Railway Short Story Competition

The railway is situated in attractive countryside in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds and lends itself to opportunities for creative artists and writers alike. We are therefore delighted to announce the launch of our own Short Story Competition to encourage people to write [Read More]

TrainTalk.TV and Doc Christmas Attend Spring ATRRM Conference

TrainTalk.TV and Doc Christmas Attend Spring ATRRM Conference

A couple of weekends ago I finally got to meet some of the wonderful people who run some of the great railroads whose events we’ve been carrying on TrainTalk.TV for the past 6 years. The Spring Conference of the Association of Tourist Railroads and Railroad museums [Read More]

Remembering the Telegraph: The First Digital Communication Method

Remembering the Telegraph: The First Digital Communication Method

The month of April represents the 225th birthday of Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph system used in America. Morse, who was a commercial artist by trade, successfully developed the first single wire telegraph system which revolutionized communications [Read More]

North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrates opening of Peter’s Railway Young Engineer’s Centre

North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrates opening of Peter’s Railway Young Engineer’s Centre

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrated the official opening of Peter’s Railway Young Engineers Centre on Thursday 14th April after staff and volunteers from across the railway worked over 1500 hours to construct the interactive exhibition, on platform 2, Pickering [Read More]

iTinkr Studio Shows Off First Film Set for Doc Christmas Film

iTinkr Studio Shows Off First Film Set for Doc Christmas Film

Doc Christmas took another step forward this week with the construction of a full size replica of the interior of a model train station for the film. The ‘miniature’ set will be unveiled at Canada’s largest train show –  Supertrain on April 16 [Read More]

Railroad Museum to Celebrate Two Millionth Rider on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/2!

Railroad Museum to Celebrate Two Millionth Rider on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/2!

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation will proudly celebrate the two millionth excursion train ride guest on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The event coincides with the start of the 33rd consecutive train ride [Read More]

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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]

Whitewater Valley RR offers Free Railroad Training Course

Whitewater Valley RR offers Free Railroad Training Course

EVER WONDERED HOW A RAILROAD OPERATES? LEARN: RAILROAD SAFETY, TRAIN OPERATIONS, & DISPATCHING! Connersville, [Read More]

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