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The Big Boy Lives! 4014 and 844 to Ogden

For 60 years, no one thought one of the UP's famed Big Boy type steam engines would return. Witness the return of the UP 4014, accompanies by living legend 844 on their way to Ogden Utah for the 150th anniversary of the driving of the golden spike.

Conway Scenic Railroad 7470 Steam In The Snow 2020

Hundreds made the pilgrimage to the Conway Scenic Railroad in New Hampshire for Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts' annual “Steam in the Snow” charter. This was the first run for the Steam in the Snow event in 5 years, as the 7470 was down for the FRA Form 4 rebuild.

N&W 611 - The Virginia Tour 2015

In late spring and early summer 2015, the Norfolk & Western 611 operated the Virginia Tour, a series of eleven excursions throughout her home state of Virginia over Norfolk Southern, with excursions based out of Manassas, Lynchburg, and Roanoke, Virginia.

Cass Scenic Railroad Appalachian Fall Foliage 2014 

Deep in the Appalachian spine of West Virginia lies the small town of Cass, home to the world famous Cass Scenic Railroad. The railroad is home to the worlds largest collection of Shay steam locomotives, three of which we see in operation, along with Heisler #6 on the railroad's Whitaker trips.

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad Climax 3 Geared Steam In The Appalachians

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad's 55 ton Climax type steam locomotive operating in the beautiful fall foliage in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. The route of the "Durbin Rocket" follows the scenic Greenbrier river for about 5 and a half miles, running even deeper into the heart of the West Virginia Wilderness.

Thunder on, 734 - WMSR 734

For over two decades, the Western Maryland spirit was well represented from the unlikeliest of sources; a Michigan based iron ore hauler. With the bulky 2-8-0 now exiting service for a Federally mandated rebuild, we look back on the route, the tourist operation, and this locomotive in “Thunder On, 734.”

Mount Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum

The Mt. Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum has been a mainstay of steam operations in Washington for over 30 years, with numerous operational steam engines. During the summer months, the railroad operates weekend service (rain or shine) between Elbe Station and the shops at Mineral, a leisurely seven-mile round trip. At Mineral, passengers disembark for a tour of the logging museum and engine shop. For this video, Polson Logging Company 2-8-2 70, a 1922-built Baldwin, is at the head of the excursions.

Strasburg 90 - Starting a Steam Train

In the heart of the Amish farmlands of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania lies the famed Strasburg Rail Road of Strasburg, Pennsylvania. The Strasburg Rail Road, or SRC for short, has been a staple of the region's tourism since the 1960s. Since 1967 2-10-0 Baldwin Standard Decapod No. 90 has been a staple, too, of this iconic "Road to Paradise". Their largest, youngest steam engine has wowed thousands of passengers each year on the 4.5 mile ride through the Amish farmlands from East Strasburg to Leaman Place Jct.

Steam on the Scranton Limited: Steamtown NHS

Baldwin Locomotive Works 0-6-0 26, operated by the Steamtown National Historic Site, leads the Scranton Limited train. This shuttle trip takes visitors from the museum site at the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western roundhouse, and meanders all  thru Scranton.

Cumbres & Toltec - 50th Anniversary Rio Grande Steam Freight

In 2018, Trains Magazine and Cumbres & Toltec Scenic worked to recreate the official final freight trains that operated across the San Juan Extension within Colorado and New Mexico.  While this trip recreates the final runs on this line, Rio Grande steam is still going strong, fifty years later.

N&W 611 and 475 on the Strasburg Rail Road

In the fall of 2019, the Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 J 611 was welcomed to the Strasburg Rail Road. The 611 spent several weekends operating on "The Road to Paradise", operating back and forth on America's oldest shortline. This visit allowed for the 611 to join fellow N&W steam engine 475 for a number of trips. The N&W steam reunion allowed many classic opportunities as the 1906-built 4-8-0 and 1950-built 4-8-4 ran passenger trains and photo freights together.

The Everett Railroad: A Complete Steam Tour

The Everett Railroad is a 23-mile shortline operating out of Claysburg, Hollidaysburg, and Martinsburg, PA. Since 1984, the reborn Everett Railroad has steadily increased as a freight provider and occasional excursion host. In 2015, the railroad was able to bring back regular tourist trains with their steam engine #11.

Soo Line 1003 - The Trek to Chicago

In August 2017, the Steam Locomotive Heritage Association operated the Soo Line 2-8-2 1003 from her home base in Hartford, Wisconsin to Chicago and return. This was arranged for a charity event for the Shriners Hospital For Children on August 12th, in cooperation with Wisconsin & Southern and Metra.

Northern Central Railway York 17

Headquartered in New Freedom Pennsylvania, Steam Into History, now the Northern Central Railway operates about 20 miles of the old Northern Central Railway mainline from New Freedom to York Pennsylvania as a steam powered tourist railway operation. Utilizing a 4-4-0 American type steam engine, NCR's excursions and general atmosphere is based on the America Civil War, and the role the railroad's played in it, particularly on this very route.

Tweetsie Railroad - 12 turns 100

The Tweetsie Railroad celebrates the 100th birthday of their #12. This ten-wheeler was originally operated on the East Tennesee & West North Carolina Railroad. It was sold to the Tweetsie Railroad in 1955, where it has operated since. #190, a White Pass & Yukon 2-8-2, also joins the celebration. This footage was taken during the 2017 Railroad Heritage Weekend.

Arcade & Attica 18

Arcade & Attica 18, a 1920 built 2-8-0 consolidation operates on the picaresque rail line of the New York state based A&A Railroad. 

Train Expo 2014

June 20-22, 2014: the Steam Railroading Institute hosted Train Expo 2014 in Owosso, Michigan. For this, eight steam locomotives attended the event and were under steam. This video will show all eight of the steam locomotives that were brought in.

Strasburg Rail Road Extra West Bound 89

Strasburg Rail Road 89, a 1910 built Canadian Locomotive works 2-6-0; she was built for the Grand Trunk Railway as their number 1009, and eventually became Canadian National 89. The engine was once part of the Steamtown USA collection in Bellows Falls Vermont, before being purchased by Strasburg in 1972. Norfolk & Western 475 is a 1906 4-8-0 Mastodon type steam locomotive built by Baldwin.

Iowa Interstate 6988

On her final runs before an FRA Form 4 rebuild, IAIS 6988, a 2-10-2 operating two days of excursions behind Iowa Interstate 2-10-2 6988 out of Des Moines, IA. The "Iowa Bolt" put on a great show through the Hawkeye state.​

Nevada Northern Railway

Operating out of Ely, Nevada, the Nevada Northern Railway is one of the best preserved railroads in the country. Regular tourist trains still operate with original steam locomotives and original equipment.

Sierra Railroad 3 - Back to the Future

Great Scott! It looks like 1885 again... or at least 1990. In September 2018, the Sierra Railway hosted a special “Back to the Future” event. A prop Delorean was brought in, along with reenactors, “Hill Valley” decor and various other details brought in, but most notably the steam engine somehow brought back from its explosive demise.

Great Smoky Mountains 1702

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad operates out of Bryson City, NC over the former Southern Railway Murphy Branch. Since 1988, scenic excursions have been operated along the Tuckasegee River and into the Nantahala Gorge.

Milwaukee Road 261

Milwaukee Road 261 is one of the Midwest's premier steam locomotives for the mainline. These trips, operated for the Milwaukee Road Historical Association, traveled over the rails of the Twin Cities and Western, a Minnesota shortline. These trips operated two days, extending westward from Minneapolis over two routes; one day on the former Minneapolis & St. Louis, the other on a remnant of the old Milwaukee Road's Pacific Coast Extension, one of 261's old stomping grounds.

Southern 4501

The 4501 became the engine which started the Southern's famed Steam Program in 1966, which would go on to utilize numerous steam locomotives in excursion service throughout the entire Norfolk Southern system through 1994. The 4501 sat serviceable between 1998 and 2013. With NS starting a new steam program in 2011, the 4501 finally had reason to return to steam. Following a thorough rebuild in 2014, the 4501 once again operates excursions as part of 21st Century Steam.