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This is a group for those who love railroads,either model, or real,gather round the depot stove and swap your stories and ideas.

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Steam Punk Unlimited & Santa Train

Started by Cap't MacKenzie. Last reply by Elspeth St. James Dec 13, 2016. 2 Replies

Returning to Strasburg PA. to ride the rails.Continue

Working RailRoads & Museums

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Sep 14, 2016. 100 Replies, luxurious, and sometimes a little pricey but…Continue

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Your model railway?

Started by KatSynth. Last reply by Michael Margerum Sep 6, 2015. 29 Replies

Some of us may be lucky enough to have a model railway in our posession, either being built or a finished item. And depending on what you do, you may have N scale/Gauge, or the more common HO…Continue

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Comment by Captain on December 18, 2016 at 6:00pm

One of the trade offs for being the most beautiful train ride in the world is having a tiny little wreck every so often:
I would still highly recommend riding the line

Comment by SouthernGothic on December 18, 2016 at 5:04pm

This photo is labelled "old train wreck on White Pass and Yukon Railroad"
Could this be the locomotive from our mystery wreck?

Comment by SouthernGothic on December 18, 2016 at 5:00pm

There seem to be a number of accidents with the White Pass.  Here is one from 2014.

Comment by Captain on December 14, 2016 at 10:54am

Image result for white pass rr orchestra

I wonder if it was taken by the White Pass RR out of Skagway, AK?  It would seem to fit the terrain and sense of humor. 

Comment by SouthernGothic on December 14, 2016 at 12:24am

I have no idea.  It is a photo well circulated on the internet and I have not found the source of the original.  This version has been  photoshopped to add the band.

Comment by Captain on December 13, 2016 at 6:32pm

SouthernGothic - do you happen to know which rail line that was on?

Comment by SouthernGothic on December 13, 2016 at 5:24pm

When the trestle collapses there is only one thing to do...get the music band!

Comment by Captain on December 2, 2016 at 2:38pm

Image result for christmas train

Comment by Captain on November 24, 2016 at 5:38pm
Comment by SouthernGothic on November 14, 2016 at 4:49pm

Historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn bring back to life the golden age of steam and explore how Victorian railways created modern Britain.


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