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Working RailRoads

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Oct 1. 75 Replies, luxurious, and a little pricey.  …Continue

Tags: dining, luxury, Orient, train

Niles Canyon Railway Steamfest

Started by Curt Hoppins Jun 3. 0 Replies

The Pacific Locomotive Association is holding Steamfest 2014 on the Niles Canyon Railway starting June 7th.  This is the largest gathering of tank engine style steam locomotives in North America.…Continue

Steam Train Rides - Full Scale

Started by Sqn. Ldr. William Barr. Last reply by Captain May 13. 18 Replies

I was wondering how many of us have actually ridden aboard a carriage or coach pulled by a real steam locomotive? Here are the ones I have been on:Royal…Continue

Tags: tourist, railway, railroad, train, locomotive

Favorite Engine ?

Started by Lachlan (General instagator ). Last reply by D. Niles, Esq. Mar 3, 2013. 8 Replies

Everybody has a favorite, be it steam, or deisel turbine , whats your favorite? Continue

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Comment by Captain on July 28, 2014 at 9:43am

A little more detail on the White Pass RR derailment:

We had a series of significant earthquakes around 6.0 last week too which might be complicating the repairs but has cut the fiberoptics cable at a depth of about 600' so all of our isolated communities, like Skagway, have little or no internet or phone service yet. 

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