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  • Canadian train travel aboard Rocky Mountaineer
    Canadian train travel aboard Rocky Mountaineer
    With the demise of the American Orient Express in 2008, luxury train travel is hard to come by as a vacation alternative in the United States; however, if a luxury train vacation is in your mind and you don't want to travel too far from home...
  • Amtrak and AAA: A journey 10% more exciting
    Amtrak and AAA: A journey 10% more exciting
    Three cheers for Spring! The trees are budding, the weather is improving, and best of all...the college kids will be returning home soon. When it comes to riding the rails, Spring can't be a better time to travel. Amtrak and AAA cannot have a...
  • Traveling with Trumpet
    Travel by train with the dog or cat
    On March 6th, JoAnna Lou wrote in The Bark about a bill passed through the House of Representatives that mandates that Amtrak begin a pilot program to allow dogs and cats on the entire rail system across the United States. Jeff Denham, California...
  • Eurail luxury
    Travel by rail, the Europeans got it right
    By Bob & Sandy NesoffMembers: North American Travel Journalists Association American Society of Journalists and AuthorsAmericans still have a lot to learn from the Europeans. As much as we have made tremendous strides in virtually every area,...
  • TOP: Dandy as a cub, rattling a rattlesnake. BOTTOM: The Witch waxes wicked.
    Oz on Film Part Eighty-two: The First T.V. Series of Oz, Part Thirty-three
    Tales of the Wizard of Oz presents one of the most bizarre takes on L. Frank Baum's fairyland in all of Oziana. In this civilized, yet somehow magical world presented by Crawley, Rankin, and Bass, new spins are put on old stories.A possible...
  • Quebec's scenic train captures full fall flavors and colors
    Quebec's scenic train rolls through best of fall along the St. Lawrence River
    Like crunching through a juicy McIntosh apple, Quebec’s scenic train of Le Massif de Charlevoix slices through fall’s fullest flavors and colors.The excursion train runs a 140-kilometer/87-mile course between Quebec City and La Malbaie...
  • Family Events at the B&O Railroad Museum
    B&O Railroad Museum: Train Rides, Demonstrations, and Railroad Alaska Screening
    All aboard! The Baltimore area is home to two railroad museums: The B&O Railroad Museum and the B&O Railroad Ellicott City Station. What better way to get from Point A to Point B than on a locomotive? Trains are a fun way to travel....
  • Famous train inspired classic films
    Civil War train inspired two classic movies
    Visitors to The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia, will find a fascinating history of the role railroads played in the conflict, but for classic movie fans the museum has a special appeal. Its star attraction...
  • Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania names new director
    Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania names new director
    The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg has named Jeffrey Bliemeister the new site administrator.He is expected to start the first week of October. He replaces Chales Fox, who was named the Western Division Chief for the Pennsylvania...
  • Oregon Rail Heritage Center
    All Aboard for the Oregon Rail Heritage Center
    Trailing clouds of steam, whistles blowing… there’s something romantic about locomotives from a bygone era that attracts all ages. If you, too, treasure these icons of railroad history, visit the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in...
  • Hidden Valley Rail Days
    Hidden Valley Rail Days, September 19th - 21st
    All aboard!Hidden Valley Rail Days will roll into CanalWay Center, September 19 – 21. This new and expanded weekend-long event builds upon Train Day, the popular one day event formerly held at CanalWay Center.MAGICAL MODEL TRAINS September...
  • the depot at the Mid-continent railway museum
    Exploring the mid-continent railway museum
    North Freedom, Wis, The sounds of a distant train whistling its approach meets my ear as I stand with the Museum staff. She explains that we have a few minutes before the train is due back and takes me on a tour of the large Depot and nearby...
  • Train Happenings at B&O Railroad Museum
    B&O Railroad Museum: Choo Choo Soul, Mount Clare Museum, andVeteran Swing Dance
    All aboard! The Baltimore area is home to two railroad museums. What better way to get from Point A to Point B than on a locomotive?Trains are a fun way to travel. Upcoming entertainment and events include:B&O Railroad Museum Has a Sister!The...
  • Thomas & Friends welcomes new engine and new shopping experience for fans
    Thomas & Friends welcomes new engine and new shopping experience for fans
    Attention Thomas & Friends™fans, Mattel recently introduced a new, premium shopping experience to Thomas & Friends™ fans nationwide- the launch of a new Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway catalog, e-commerce website (launching...
  • 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...
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