Category Archives: trains

Year end, Decade end 2019 Summary

The years and now decades seem to just fly by.  Here we are at the end of another year and another decade. This year we traveled to 15 states in the US  and 1 Province in Canada.  We put 10811 … Continue reading

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Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad runs from Chama NM to Antonito CO on a preserved portion of the old Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.  It is consistently ranked the number one scenic railroad in the United States.  Its … Continue reading

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Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

We love the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  It’s what brought us to Durango Colorado for the first time over 20 years ago.  It is still an icon of Southwest Colorado in spite of the devastating 2018 fire no … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon Railway

The Grand Canyon Railway is a thriving tourist train in Williams Arizona.  The associated RV park there is one of the nicest in the country.  The railway was built in 1901 by the Atchison Topeka and Sante Fe Railroad.  The … Continue reading

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Golden Spike – 150th Anniversary Celebration

Our primary goal traveling in the Spring 0f 2019 was to attend the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the driving of the Golden Spike May 10, 1869 in Promontory Utah.  This one event did more to change the United States than … Continue reading

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Verde Valley Arizona

Verde Valley is truly a greener valley in the desert that is Arizona.  Located about midway between Phoenix and Flagstaff it has several year-round rivers providing water to support a thriving population for thousands of years.  It is estimated that … Continue reading

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Tucson

A visit to Tucson to see the Presidio began with a fabulous meal at El Charro Resturant.  We learned its a Tucson landmark and claims to have invented the Chimichanga. While there we heard of a Spring Festival nearby so … Continue reading

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Alpine Texas

Alpine TX is the hub for visitors to Big Bend National Park and a nice town on its own.  As with most cities in the West it started out as a railroad town.  We found an old South Orient RR … Continue reading

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The Royal Palm Railway Experience

We visited the newest incarnation of the Mt. Dora Florida Railway.  The new operator on these tracks is the Orlando & Northwestern Railway offering The Royal Palm Railway Experience on the Golden Triangle Route from Mt. Dora to Tavares to … Continue reading

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Portland Maine

Portland is a small city with a progressive vibe.  We visited on an amazing day in October with 87 degrees!  The city has a nice little railroad museum and preserves a 2 foot gauge railway.  Thats 24 inches between the … Continue reading

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