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N.C. Transportation Museum Welcomes Charlotte’s Trolley #85

N.C. Transportation Museum Welcomes Charlotte’s Trolley #85

Historic Charlotte Trolley #85 Leased To the N.C. Transportation Museum The N.C. Transportation Museum is now home to a new artifact from the city of Charlotte, with the arrival of Trolley #85. The trolley is being leased to the museum by the Charlotte Historic Landmarks [Read More]

B&O Railroad Museum Receives Major Grant for “YORK” locomotive

B&O Railroad Museum Receives Major Grant for “YORK” locomotive

Officials at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland announced today that The France-Merrick Foundation has granted $100,000.00 to support the acquisition and interpretation of the “York” locomotive recently acquired at auction and returned to Baltimore by [Read More]

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours Resume in Old Sacramento

New Season of Weekend Train Rides & Underground Tours Resume in Old Sacramento


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Interested in riding the rails along the picturesque Sacramento River? Or maybe exploring the alluring underground is more your style. Either way, Old Sacramento State Historic Park has just the ticket with history-rich weekend excursion train [Read More]

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World

Railroad Museum to Showcase Award-Winning Photographs from Around the World

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a new exhibit that debuts on Friday, March 11, 2016, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s [Read More]

Iron Horse – Family Steampunk Carnivale at the Orange Empire Railway Museum

Iron Horse – Family Steampunk Carnivale at the Orange Empire Railway Museum

PERRIS, CA – Grab the goggles and parasols, put on the top hats and corsets, and jump into the airships to head over to the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA on March 19th and 20th for an extraordinary, two-day festival celebrating the fantasy, history and [Read More]

Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway (L&WR) New Track Tamping Machine

Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway (L&WR) New Track Tamping Machine

Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway (L&WR) are pleased to announce the acquisition of a new CFG BR-100 track tamping machine, built by Constructions Ferroviares Giragr (CFG) in F-33920, SAINT GIRONS D’AIGUEVIVES France and supplied by Alan Keef Ltd., Lea Line, [Read More]

Irons in the Fire: A Demonstration of Artist Blacksmithing

Irons in the Fire: A Demonstration of Artist Blacksmithing

On Saturday, February 27, Coastal Heritage Society will host an artisan blacksmithing demonstration from 10 am to 4 pm at Georgia State Railroad Museum. Expert blacksmiths from the Southeast will showcase their craft and fabricate items for purchase in the blacksmith shop. [Read More]

Win Dream Ticket To Ride on Flying Scotsman’s Historic Return

Win Dream Ticket To Ride on Flying Scotsman’s Historic Return

The National Railway Museum has today (3 February) announced the date for Flying Scotsman’s official return to steam and arrival home – and a once in a lifetime opportunity to win tickets to ride behind it on its historic journey. While the locomotive is making its [Read More]

Photographers Go Back In Time For Nevada Northern Railway Photo Event

Photographers Go Back In Time For Nevada Northern Railway Photo Event

ELY, Nev. –The Nevada Northern Railway Museum offers a truly unique opportunity for photographers to bring their cameras back in time, taking shots of historic railway equipment in a spectacular and authentic setting. The Winter Steam Photo Spectacular caters specifically [Read More]

Northern Virginia Model Railroaders Open House

Northern Virginia Model Railroaders Open House

As featured in the February 2016 issue of Model Railroader, see model trains depicting the Western North Carolina Railroad during the transition period from steam to diesel. Model trolleys too, powered by overhead wires. Operating from a permanent 20’ X 50’ layout with [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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