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  • Family Fun at Vasona Lake
    Family Fun at Vasona Lake
    School is back in session, but there is still time for family fun on the weekends. Although the temperature has subsided, the beach traffic has not. Instead of sitting on Highway 17 for two to three hours trying to get from Silicon Valley to Santa...
  • Patterson-McInnis Locomotive
    A train in the forest: Gulf Hammock, Florida
    Driving along U.S. Highway 19/98 at the unincorporated village of Gulf Hammock, Florida, travelers are often taken aback by the locomotive sitting by the roadside. It would not be quite as much of a surprise if there was a rail line anywhere...
  • Canada's Real McCoy
    Canada's Real McCoy
    Remember railroad steam engines?Probably not.They were hulking beasts that snorted, honked, wheezed, screeched, burned coal and wood,and hauled train cars all over this continent and most others.They were eliminated decades ago by diesel powered...
  • Delta Bessborough
    Room Report: Delta Bessborough Hotel Saskatoon, Canada
    Arrival Experience: Perched along the edge of the mighty South Saskatchewan River, this former "railroad hotel" is a grande dame that has lived decades of history and forges on. It is often referred to as the Bessborough, or simply, the ...
  • B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, Maryland: Thrifty Tuesdays, Turntable Demos, and Toddler Time
    B&O Railroad Museum: Thrifty Tuesdays, Turntable Demos, and Toddler Time
    Located at 901 West Pratt Street in Baltimore, the B&O Railroad Museum has the oldest collection of railroad history artifacts in the Western Hemisphere. Also known as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, the B&O Railroad Museum is a ...
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass begins the Civil Rights Movement
    One hundred years before Rosa Parks ever boarded a bus; Frederick Douglass was hard at work breaking ground for those who would come after him. On August 16, 1841, he reached a turning point in his life. On this day, he gave his first speech to...
  • LIRR
    Report: Man beheads woman, jumps in front of train
    On Tuesday, NBC New York reported that an unidentified man in Farmingdale, New York, allegedly beheaded a woman before jumping in front of a moving Long Island Rail Road train. The decapitated body of a woman in her 60s was found outside an...
  • Canadian railroad story
    Canadian railroad story
    It was noon on a Sunday, July 4th, 1886, when the Canadian Pacific’s first-ever, scheduled, transcontinental passenger train reached the Pacific coast. The train, called the Pacific Express, had left Montreal five and a half days earlier.Now...
  • Railroad Train Crossing Halloween Costume
    How to make a Railroad Crossing Halloween Costume
    My boy was fascinated with trains since a very young age. He loved playing with Thomas the Train and all of the Thomas friends. For Halloween, he didn’t want to be just another Thomas the Train, he wanted to be THE railroad crossing. Thank...
  • Train watching for railroad buffs in the Colorado Front Range Mountains
    Train watching for railroad buffs in the Colorado Front Range Mountains
    For railroad buffs there is no better place than the Colorado Front Range mountains with tracks winding through picturesque valleys and 20 tunnels through solid rock. Union Pacific, BNSF, Amtrack and the Santa Fe lines share the tracks as they...
  • ‘The Railway Man’: Teplitzky brings Lomax’s tale to life
    ‘The Railway Man’: Teplitzky brings Lomax’s tale to life
    If you are familiar with the 1957 classic “The Bridge on the River Kwai”, it portrays the story of English prisoners of war forced to build the Japanese railroad. This film is another look at this tragic story that actually shows the...
  • Strasburg Railroad Train Ride
    Why You Should Want To Visit Lancaster
    When it’s time to get away, scenic Lancaster, PA is one of our favorite places to go. There is plenty to do, see, and eat in this family friendly environment. Here are some great places to visit in Lancaster, one of our favorite places to...
  • Jerome Junction
    Fire and brimstone at Jerome Junction
    The Ghost City, otherwise known as Jerome, Arizona always gets the glory as the "wickedest town in the West", but the ghost town of Jerome Junction deserves a bit of recognition, too. It once served as the railroad stop between Prescott...
  • The Joy Line Waits at the Station.
    Harper’s Ferry Toy Train Museum
    Just a short drive from the historic town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia nestled of the beaten path you will find the Harpers Ferry Toy Train Museum and Joy Line Miniature Railroad. You drive in, and you see the tracks that the railroad runs on....
  • James H. Williams, Chief Attendant of Red Caps at Grand Central Terminal, NY
    Grand Central Terminal at 100: railroad ties to Black History Month (Photos)
    New York City’s venerable Grand Central Terminal is an architectural confection. But the icon also bears a bittersweet memento of African-American history.This year marks the 100-year anniversary of Grand Central Terminal--which opened on...
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