Entries Tagged as ‘Tourist Railroads’

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 6:56 pm

Gadling Does Skagway (and the WPY)

Travel blog Gadling has been running a series of posts on touring Alaska “without a cruise ship.” In today’s post, we arrive at Skagway, where, naturally, the writer thoroughly enjoys himself on the White Pass and Yukon Route: “I love train travel and this was one of the very best train journeys I’ve ever taken.” […]

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 11:17 pm

Disneyland Steam Engines, Now on Biodiesel

Both Disneyland and Walt Disney World have a railroad: each has a small fleet of refurbished narrow-gauge steam locomotives running on a couple of miles of track around the park. Even though they’re steam engines, they’re also kind of diesels: the fireboxes are heated by diesel fuel rather than coal or Bunker C. Starting this […]

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 10:14 pm

Daily Flickr Photo: Nevada Northern

Nevada Northern Railway #93, a 2-8-0 Consolidation built by Alco. Bodie Bailey took this photo in September 2005. Photo by Bodie Bailey.

Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 9:11 pm

Daily Flickr Photo: Brockenbahn

The Brockenbahn is the most popular part of the Harzer Schmalspurbahnen, a narrow-gauge (metre gauge) steam network in Germany’s Harz Mountains. Photo by kohelet74.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 8:06 pm

Daily Flickr Photo: Royal Gorge Engine

The Royal Gorge Route‘s engine in Canon City, Colorado, looking cold. Photo by gamp.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 10:16 pm

Daily Flickr Photo: Puffing Billy

One of the steam engines of the Puffing Billy Railway, a narrow gauge tourist line in Australia. Photo by Captain Chaos.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm

Holiday Train Roundup

David Jarvis has photos of the U.S. version of Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train stopping in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin on Sunday. Dogcaught collects links to photos of the ORHF Holiday Express, which ran behind SP&S 4-8-4 #700 last weekend. CSX’s Santa Train was only led by a GP40-2, not a vintage steam engine, but Christopher Esposito […]

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 8:35 pm

ORHF’s Holiday Express

The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation also runs a holiday train, but its proceeds go to their efforts to provide a permanent home for its three steam engines, including SP&S 700 and SP 4449, both of which will be pulling the trains. (Not quite needy families, but still.) Via Dogcaught. Previously: Daily Flickr Photo: Caltrain Holiday […]

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 2:00 pm

Texas State Railroad Update

To follow up on yesterday’s report that the Texas State Railroad would shut down its trains at the end of the year for lack of funds, the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the Texas House announced that Texas Parks and Wildlife would have sufficient funds to run the train through August of next year: Daily […]

Monday, November 27, 2006 at 2:49 pm

Texas State Railroad in Trouble

The Texas State Railroad, which runs tourist trains between Rusk and Palestine, will shut down at the end of the year unless the state provides emergency funds: Associated Press (mirror), Dallas Morning News, Lufkin Daily News. The underfunded Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which has preserved the line as a state park since 1976, has […]