Category Archives: trains

Sugar Express

U S Sugar in Clewiston Florida recently restored a historic steam locomotive to full operating condition. When the Florida East Coast Railway Society offered a charter excursion train pulled by No. 148 we jumped at the opportunity. FEC locomotive 148 … Continue reading

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Best of Switzerland Rail Tour 🇨🇭

Our Vacations by Rail Best of Switzerland Rail Tour begins in Zurich the largest city in the country.  On arrival at the airport we took the local train to the city then walked to our hotel.  Trains are the best … Continue reading

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Cloudcroft New Mexico

Cloudcroft New Mexico is located in the Sacramento Mountains in the southeastern part of the state. In this hot dry region it is an comfortable oasis due to its elevation. Fodor’s travel recently called it one of the most overlooked … Continue reading

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Niles Canyon Railway

The Golden Spike Chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association is a group of RV enthusiasts who also love trains We were fortunate enough to join in their rally in Pleasonton California. We had 16 RVs and 32 people attending. … Continue reading

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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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