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Join us as we visit railroad museums, explore historic railways and step back in time through vintage train rides!

Riding the 1880 Train: Black Hills Central Railroad

Riding the 1880 Train
We love riding vintage trains, so when we were looking for things to do in South Dakota and discovered the 1880 Train, we bought tickets right away! This 2 1/2 hour roundtrip adventure takes you through the South Dakota Black Hills between Hill City and Keystone. One of the things we liked best about this train ride was the ability to build your own adventure. And bonus: this is the oldest continuously operating standard gauge excursion train in the United States!... [Read the full post]

Tags: Railroads and Railways | RV America | Road Trip Side Trips

Union Pacific's Vintage Big Boy Steam Locomotive Tours Texas!

Big Boy Comes to Texas
Your chance to to see one of the world's largest steam locomotives might just be around the corner as railroad history rides the rails across Texas! Union Pacific's Big Boy 4014 is touring around the USA in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. On it's 2019 tour, Big Boy No 4014 will briefly visit 32 Texas cities... [Read the full post]

Tags: Railroads and Railways

Riding the Texas State Railroad, Rusk and Palestine, Texas

Texas State Railroad
The early 1900s steam engine blows its whistle twice, the train bell clangs, and you pass by the water tower as you depart the station. As you hear the clickety-clack of the wheels on the tracks and feel the motion of the railcar, you are experiencing a little piece of life as it was a century ago. This is no movie, and this is certainly no miniature train. You are riding in an authentic, restored 1920s railcar along the Texas State Railroad!... [Read the full post]

Tags: Railroads and Railways | Historical Sites | RV East Texas