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The Durango & Silverton offers historical fun in the Rockies

August 12, 2012
The Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico offer wonderful steam railroading experiences in breathtaking mountain locations.One of the most famous tourist railroads in the world, the Durango & Silvertonpreserves a narrow-gauge line built to serve...

Amtrak now offers eTicketing

August 3, 2012
Amtrakrecently launched its eTicket program to all trains within its national network including on the Northeast Corridor, state-supported routes and long-distance services.eTickets provide passengers with the convenience to skip the line at the ticket window...

Guthrie depot's Harvey House haunts

July 19, 2012
The old Santa Fe rail depot lurks on the western edge of Guthrie's fantastic – and notoriously haunted – historic district. The classic long station building serves as a restaurant these days, but in the late 1800s and...

Tippecanoe County, June 1912 part 4

June 29, 2012
Made in Lafayette, the Indiana Wagon Company ran a sale on farm wagons. The wagons could be purchased from either the factory or Jameson Bros. Store. A good, basic, wagon could be purchased for $67.50. (link)In...

Boxcar Brewing takes the train during Philly Beer Week

June 3, 2012
About 225 passengers traveled from West Chester to Glen Mills in Prohibition-era cars while drinking beer yesterday.The event was Boxcar Brewing Company’s “Ride the Rails” event in partnership with the West Chester Railroad, an...

Norfolk Southern celebrates 30 years of service

June 2, 2012
The Norfolk Southern officially celebrated 30 years of business on Friday, June 1st.Norfolk Southern was created June 1, 1982, with the consolidation of Southern Railway and Norfolk and Western Railway, which trace their lineages to the 1820s. The combination...

Railroads continue to report slow economic growth

May 30, 2012
As the election draws closer in the United States all eyes are on the economy and the "economic recovery". The Association of American Railroads (AAR) provides weekly data on the amount of traffic reported by member railroads...

DVD review: 'Hell on Wheels: Season One'

May 18, 2012
Synopsis ~ “Hell on Wheels” tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who have killed his wife. His journey takes him west...

McNeil Post Office, Texas

May 4, 2012
Mc Neil Post Office is a landmark that stands today since 1888. The Austin White Lime Company operates the lime quarry that was established here along with the Post Office and Store at the side of the two rail ways...

Folkston to host annual Railwatch on April 14th

April 12, 2012
Railwatch returns to Folkston this weekend as hundreds of visitors converge on the small South Georgia community to share their love of railroading.What began as an informal gathering of railfans has grown into one of the most anticipated events...


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