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South Carolina:

  • Best Friend Museum: Charlestown, SC. Features a full-scale copy of 1830's steam engine The Best Friend Of Charleston, the first regularly scheduled passenger train in nation, plus other railroad artifacts. (10/2/98) Dates shown are original entry dates
  • South Carolina Railroad Museum: Winnsboro, SC. Is primarily concerned with the preservation and interpretation of railroading in SC, especially short line and industrial railroading. (7/6/97)

South Dakota:

  • Black Hill Central Railroad: The 20 mile round trip travels between Hill City and Keystone, along an old mining route used by settlers in the late 1800's. (7/18/97)

Tennessee:

  • Casey Jones Village: Details the attractions of Casey Jones Village which houses the Historic Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum in Jackson, TN. (6/11/00)
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo Holiday Inn: In the restored train station. (9/25/99)
  • Little River Railroad Museum: Museum of Railroad and Logging history in the Smoky Mountains. Large collection of photos and artifacts in original depot building and gift shop. Major exhibits include 3 truck Shay, L&N wooden caboose, two flatcars, and Frick steam engine. (7-26-04)
  • Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum: Memphis, TN. we are a Railroad and Trolley Museum locted in the historic Memphis Central Station. We offer a history of rail travel, and the industry that helped put Memphis on the map. We are also the trailhead for the Harahan Bridge Project, a pathway across the Mississippi River for bicycles and pedestrians. (1-6-13)
  • Southern Appalachia Railway Museum: Knoxville, TN. Dedicated to the preservation of historical railroad equipment. The club also sponsors the operation of the Secret City Scenic tourist train. (3/10/99)
  • Tennessee Central Ry Museum: TC Ry Museum, Excursion trains, model RR shop, open Tues-Thurs-Sat 9 am-3 pm Central Time. (1-30-02)
  • Tennessee Valley Railroad: Chattanooga, TN. Ride a vintage train daily April through October or a longer Dixie Land Excursion offered on select weekends throughout the year. (7/11/99)

Texas:

  • Age Of Steam Railroad Museum: Dallas, TX. Southwest Railroad Historical Society's museum, boasting such interesting motive power as a GG-1, DD40X, and a Big Boy 4018. (9/7/97)
  • The Antlers Railroad Hotel: Kingsland, TX. Restored turn-of-the-century railroad hotel in the Texas Hill Country. Accommodations include hotel rooms, cabins, and cabooses. Located on the banks of Lake LBJ, it is a short drive from Austin or San Antonio. (9/12/99)
  • Austin Steam Train Association: Austin, TX. Weekend excursions in Texas Hill Country or urban Austin. 1920's coaches, 1950s lounge cars, steam under restoration, using Alco RSD-15. (2-25-04)
  • Brazos Valley Railroad Society Train Museum: Lake Jackson, TX. A 12'x32' HO scale model of Brazoria County in the year 1955. (9/19/99)
  • Columbus Copper Canyon Travel: Custom designed Copper Canyon rail adventures led by native guides with an emphasis on railfanning, natural history and culture. (9/12/99)
  • Galveston Island Railroad Museum: Galveston, TX. The southwest's largest collection of railroad materials, including rolling stock and historical items. (1/16/98)
  • Gulf Coast Railroad Museum: Houston, TX. Gulf Coast Chapter NRHS Inc. operates the museum. Chapter-owned rail equipment and other artifacts related to the history of railroads in Texas and along the Gulf Coast are displayed. (8/29/00)
  • Railway Museum of San Angelo: San Angelo, TX. Railway Museum of San Angelo includes the Historic Orient-Santa Fe Depot originally built by the KCM&O in 1910 plus several model layouts and rail equipment. (12-9-04)
  • T&P Railroad Museum/Amtrak Station: Marshall, TX. Grand opening was held in November, 1999. Museum has excellent historical displays, information and memorabilia of the Texas & Pacific Railroad and its workers; all set in the backdrop of an active Amtrak passenger station. Museum has full handicap accessibility. (8/29/00)
  • Tarantula Train: A steam tour train that runs from Grapevine, TX to the Stock Yards in Fort Worth, TX. (11/23/97)
  • Texas State Railroad State Historical Park: 499 acres, is located in Anderson and Cherokee Counties, between the Cities of Palestine and Rusk. (9/24/99)
  • Texas Rail Tourism Alliance: Several, TX. Contains links to railroad-related tourist destinations in Texas. (7-10-02)
  • Texas Transportation Museum: Web site shows the many divisions of the Museum. The train ride schedule is included and the operating hours. (2-18-02)
  • Wichita Falls Railroad Museum: Wichita Falls, TX. The Museum has a collection of railroad locomotives, rolling stock and memorabilia, much of it related to the railroads that served and are serving Wichita Falls. Plus a model railroad layout. (12/11/98)

Utah:

  • Golden Spike National Historic Site: Completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States was celebrated here where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met in 1869. (7/18/97)
  • Heber Valley Railroad: Heber, UT. Home of the infamous "Heber Creeper" check out the "Movie Train." (7/11/99)
  • Utah State Railroad Museum: Ogden, UT. Railroad exhibition in Ogden's Union Station. (8-13-03)

Vermont:

  • Glory Days of the Railroad: White River Junction, VT. September's Annual Fall event held in Historic White River Junction, Vt. This is a Transportation Historical Festival and a Family fun-filled day. Home of the Boston & Maine 494 Locomotive (National Historic Register). (10-2-02)
  • Green Mountain Railroad: Bellows Falls, VT. On our scenic rail tours, you will enjoy views of Vermont's spectacular Green Mountains and Valleys. (11/9/98)
  • Shelburne Museum: Shelburne, VT. Hailed as "New England's Smithsonian," the museum was founded in 1947 by Electra Havemeyer Webb, a pioneer collector of Americana and American folk art. Among the displays are a train station and pieces of equipment. (11/9/98)

Virginia:

  • Old Dominion Railway Museum: The museum is located next to the former Southern Railway passenger station at First and Hull Streets in South Richmond in an express car donated by the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company. (9/25/99)
  • U.S. Army Transportation Museum: Ft. Eustis, VA. The only Museum in the United States devoted entirely to the history of military transportation. (9/25/99)
  • Virginia Museum of Transportation: Roanoke, VA. This famous museum and home of the N&W 611. Official website. (7/6/97)

Washington:

  • Camp 6 Logging Museum: Tacoma, WA. With photographs, paintings, artifacts and equipment demonstrations, Camp 6 takes the visitor back in time from when horse and ox teams hauled out the timber up through the last days that steam powered "Donkeys" and Railroads worked the woods, to see first hand what life in the logging camps and woods of Western Washington was like. (9/25/99)
  • Chehalis-Centralia Railroad: Offers steam train excursions through the beautiful Chehalis River Valley to Centralia and Ruth. (9/25/99)
  • Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad: Elbe, WA. Steam passenger trains in the foothills of Mt. Rainier. (11/3/98)
  • Lake WhatcomRailway: Wickersham, WA. Train excursions and special events year round on an authentic full size old Northern Pacific train. (10/11/07)
  • Northern Pacific Railway Museum: Toppenish, WA. A successful organization overseeing 45 miles of track known as the Toppenish, Simcoe & Western Railroad, as well as the restoration of historic Northern Pacific Steam Engine 1364. (7/6/97) rev (5/14/01)
  • Northwest Railway Museum: Snoqualmie, WA. The Northwest Railway Museum operates the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad. This five mile common carrier railroad allows museum visitors to experience a train excursion aboard antique railroad coaches through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. Trains operate on Saturdays and Sundays from April through October. (11-7-02)
  • Railbike Tours On The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad: Commercial accompanied railbike tours offered on fully authorized railroad lines. Fully insured, lots of fun! (4/20/00)
  • Toppenish, Simcoe & Western Railroad: A 20 mile round trip excursion from Harrah to White Swan, WA. The route is the old Simcoe branch line built in 1909. (7/6/97)

West Virginia:

  • Cass Scenic Railroad: Nestled in the mountains of West Virginia, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park offers an excursion that will transport you back in time, and let you relive an era when steam-driven locomotives were an essential part of everyday life. (5/9/97)
  • The Elkhorn Inn & Theatre: Historic Inn with rail-view guest rooms and balcony, on the "Pokey" in Landgraff, WV. 30 minutes from Bluefield, WV/Va. (7-20-03)
  • Railroads Of West Virginia: Scenic public rail tours, throughout West Virginia. Involving all shortline passenger railroad routes in West Virginia, for daytrips or overnights. (1/30/00)
  • West Virginia Railroad Museum: Elkins, WV. The WVRMs' purpose is to archive, exhibit, and operate significant items that tell the story of West Virginia's railroad heritage. (10-13-05)

Wisconsin:

  • Bed and breakfast on Mississippi: Cassville, WI. 150 year old Building within 150 feet of BNSF rails. About 50 trains a day, view from front porch. (1-26-05)
  • East Troy Electric Railroad Museum: East Troy, WI. Runs from Mukwonago to East Troy in southeast Wisconsin. Built in 197 by the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company, t continues in its 91st year as both a living shortline as well as a museum. (5/2/98)
  • Mid-Continent Railway Museum: North Freedom, WI. An outdoor, living museum showing the small town/short line railroad way of life, with operating trains, educational exhibits, and displays of restored, pre-1900 wooden passenger and freight cars. (7/6/97)
  • National Railroad Museum: Green Bay, WI. Information about the museum, including events, a tour of the grounds, roster, on-line gift shop, restoration projects, historical data, and more. (7/6/97)
  • Riverside & Great Northern Railway: Wisconsin Dells, WI. An operating 15" gauge railroad offering about a 3 mile round trip through the wooded natural area of the "Dells". (3/30/98)
  • Little A-Merrick-A's Whiskey River Railway: Marshall, WI. A two mile scenic ride through the countryside, aboard 16" gauge, 1/3 scale railroad equipment. Live steam operates on the weekends and diesel during the week. (3-2-03)
  • Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad: The WGN tourist railroad in northern Wisconsin offers a variety of train rides. (3-24-02)
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