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  • 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...
  • Delta Bessborough
    Room Report: Delta Bessborough 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 ...
  • Dining by Rail
    In memory of Mother: Buttermilk biscuits served by rail
    Mother was a war bride and knew how to make dishes served in Canada. But, much like the cuisine served on a train, one must become accustomed to what can be purchased in the local area. As such, Mother learned how to make biscuits. She was quick...
  • Dining by Rail
    In memory of Mother: Apple, peanut butter, and cheese salad served by rail
    Now, since reading the book, Dining by Rail, by James D. Porterfield, I never heard of making a salad using peanut butter or cream cheese. But, this salad was served on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The preparation time for this...
  • Dining by Rail
    In memory of Mother: Fried chicken served by rail
    Mother would have loved knowing what someone ate on a train, years ago. In fact, Mother would have loved being served a meal on a train while gazing at the scenery zipping by. I learned about the culinary cuisine served on a train from the author,...
  • 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...
  • Famed railroad man Casey Jones born 100 years ago
    Famed railroad man Casey Jones born 150 years ago (Photos)
    JACKSON, Tenn. - Legend has it that farmers set their watches by the Cannonball’s mournful cry. With Casey Jones at the throttle, the Cannonball Express thundered down the tracks right on time.In an era of keen competition between...
  • Historic Tehachapi Loop
    Double-tracking proposed for Tehachapi Loop to increase rail capacity
    A long-sought project to upgrade the busy railroad line over the Tehachapi Pass could begin construction next year following approval of environmental studies and funding for the project by the California Transportation Commission.Building the...
  • Dinner in the Dining Car at the Museum of the American Railroad
    Dinner in the Dining Car at the Museum of the American Railroad
    World travelers heading for Frisco, TX, should be sure to check out dining in the Dining Car at the Museum of the American Railroad.World travelers should know that dinner in the Dining Car was to many travelers the highlight of any journey by...
  • The  Turkey
    A railroading Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving has come upon us. People across the region will be traveling, and some will be traveling by train. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. As you take your train ride to your destination, there are a few people we need to be thankful...