Entries Tagged as ‘Tourist Railroads’

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 9:48 pm

Narrow Gauge Tourist Railroads

I’m a sucker for narrow gauge, and I know I’m not alone. For some reason, railroads built to a gauge narrower than the standard four feet, 8½ inches have captured railfans’ and model railroaders’ imaginations, no doubt due in no small part to the rugged terrain and astounding scenery in which such railroads were invariably […]

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 7:10 pm

Steamtown and Strasburg

While searching Flickr for interesting railroad photos, I kept stumbling across photos taken by Raymond Fudge, particularly those from the Steamtown National Historic Site and the Strasburg Rail Road. The former is a museum set in the yards of the former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania (official site; Wikipedia); the latter […]

Monday, November 6, 2006 at 5:29 pm

Video: Shay Climbs Hill

A three-truck, narrow-guage Shay operated by the Roaring Camp Railroads climbs a hill in this minute-long video clip: Via TrainBlog.