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State of Alabama
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Eastern Alabama Railway -
Photos (current and old), historic markers, and other information.

North Alabama Railroad Museum -
At the North Alabama Railroad Museum, located in Chase, Alabama, just east of Huntsville, you will find a facility reflecting a love of trains and a desire to preserve railroad history.

Shortline Railroads in Alabama -
The state of Alabama is lucky enough to be host to over 15 shortline, or Class III railroads.


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State of Alaska
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Surveying the Alaska Railroad -
When Alaska became a U.S. Territory in 1912, there was a néed to connect parts of the expansive area. In contrast to the private development of the railroads in the lower 48 states, the federal government took charge of developing the Alaska Railroad, which connects Seward, Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Whittier. In 1985, Congress transferred control of this railroad to the State of Alaska.

White Pass and Yukon Route -
Scenic Railroad from 1898. Against all odds, this iron trail was born of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush and built through some of the North's most ruggedly beautiful terrain. Today, it's a comfortable ride in refurbished train cars following the original route of the hopeful stampeders of 1898.


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State of Arizona
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Arizona Railroads -
A collection of eight railroads that helped to bring population, industry and place Arizona on the map. There are also historic railroad maps within Arizona.

Arizona Railway Museum -
This is the fledgling attempt by the Arizona Railway Museum to gain a better presence on the "web". The Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Arizona's Railroading history.


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State of Arkansas
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Central Arkansas and Eastern Railroad -
In Arkansas, one company was absorbed by the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad Company by a thirty year lease. It was the Central Arkansas and Eastern Railroad Company, which was incorpoprated May 18, 1901, under the general laws of the State of Arkansas for the purpose of constructing a railroad from England, Arkansas to Ryan, Arkansas.


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State of California
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Birth of California's Narrow Gauge Railroads -
California's narrow gauge era started in 1874 with the opening of the Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad. It ended in 1960 with the abandonment of the Southern Pacific's Keeler Branch.

California State Railroad Museum -
Located in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum is a complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. Widely regarded as one of North America"s finest and most visited railroad museums, there is something here for everyone! Throughout the year, experience lavishly restored trains, engaging exhibits, and unique special events.

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum -
The idea for a transcontinental railroad "to shrink the continent and change the whole world" was first proposed by men of imagination in 1830. It wasn't until 1862 that Congress passed a bill authorizing such a venture. In 1869, after a long, bitter and often terrifying struggle against Indian attacks, brutal weather, floods, labor shortages, political chicanery, lawlessness and a war, the first transcontinental railroad finally became a reality. [After Rails Across the Continent: The Story of the First Transcontinental Railroad by Enid Johnson.] Text Courtesy Walt Winter., - Quoted from the web site.

San Diego Railroad Museum -
The San Diego Railroad Museum, operated by the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of railroads as they existed in the Pacific Southwest.


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State of Colorado
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19th and 20th century Railroads of Colorado -
Various historic railroads around the state of Colorado. Including, the Colorado Central Rail Road, The Denver, South Park, and Pacific Rail Road, The Denver and Rio Grande Rail Road and The Pikes Peak Cog Railway

The Ridgway Railroad Museum -
Ridgway, Colorado, long known as the birthplace of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad, is the home of a museum dedicated to the preservation of the history of railroading in Ouray County and surrounding areas.

The Ridgway Railroad Museum is a non-profit, member supported organization whose mission is to explain and interpret the role and significance of railroads in the history of this region by use of exhibits, a reference library, educational programs, publications and sharing information with historical and modeling groups.

Colorado Railroad Museum -
The Colorado Railroad Museum is recognized as one of the best privately supported rail museums in the United States. This "can't miss" site for the rail fans features over 70 historic narrow and standard gauge locomotives and cars exhibited on 15 acres at the foot of North Table Mountain, near Golden, Colorado.


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State of Connecticut
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Steam and Steel -
A century and a half ago, steam engines rumbled into the Connecticut River Valley on steel rails, transforming the landscape and the economy.

National Railway Historical Society -
A "who, what, when, where website, spotlighting a group of rail historians with an interest in preserving what had passed and what lay ahead.

Peters Rail Road Museum -
Located in Wallingford , Connecticut, is a non-profit Museum dedicated to the History and collection of Rail Road Memoriabila.

University of Connecticut Libraries -
Guide to the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Archives.

Western Connecticut Railroads -
Presently, this site will concentrate on the Housatonic Railroad. As this website gathers more information about other railroads in the Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York area, more sections will be added.


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State of Delaware
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Delawhere? -
Delaware's first railroad, the New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad, began operating in 1832, providing a land link between the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River. The railroad s first cars resembled stagecoaches, and until an engine could be imported from England, horses pulled the cars along the line. Success lasted just a few years as larger, better financed, and better located railroads soon outpaced the company.

Railroading in Delaware -
The Wilmington and Western Railroad was completed on October 19, 1872. It was absorbed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1886 and operated as the Landenberg Branch of the B&O for 110 years until the line was purchased by the present day Wilmington and Western Railroad in August of 1982.

Ulster and Delaware Railroad -
(interactive) Click a station marker to display the station page. * Information about the railroads of the Catskills, including the Ulster & Delaware, Stony Clove & Catskill Mountain, Kaaterskill, Canajoharie & Catskill, Catskill Mountain, Cairo, Otis Elevating, Catskill & Tannersville, Wallkill Valley, Delaware & Northern, Middleburgh & Schoharie Railroads.

Ulster and Delaware Railroad Historical Society -
The Ulster & Delaware Railroad crossed the Catskills from Kingston Point on the Hudson, to Oneonta in the Susquehanna Valley. Chartered in 1866 as the Rondout & Oswego, and reorganized in 1872 as the New York, Kingston & Syracuse, it became the Ulster & Delaware in 1875, and was completed to Oneonta in 1900.

Wilmington and Western Railroad -
Climb aboard the Wilmington and Western Railroad, Delaware's oldest steam tourist railroad, for fun and exciting adventures through the historic Red Clay Valley. Journey with Wilmington & Western for family fun, romantic evenings, holiday celebrations and 120 years of living railroading history.


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