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These are places about railroads.  Although many have trains or cars for you to ride, our Railways pages are all about where to get onboard.  The places in this Railroad section  help explain the history and lore of railroading.  
 

Railroad  Colorado-Florida

 
  Railroad Pages: AK-CA, CA, CO-FL, GA-IN, KS-LA, MA-ME MI-MTNE-NM, NV-NY, OH-SDTN-TX, UT-ZZ  

 
Colorado
Alamosa
Narrow-Gauge History Center
Alamosa Visitor Information
Cole Park
Alamosa CO 81101
Phone 719 589-3681
Web Site http://www.alamosa.org/history/Museums.cfm
Description engine, car and depot also houses CofC and Visitor Information Center
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Last changed: 02/19/2003

Colorado
Cripple Creek
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge RR
520 E Carr Avenue
Cripple Creek CO 80813
Phone 719 689-2640
Web Site www.cripplecreekrailroad.com
Description trip to ghost town
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/12/2003

Colorado

Denver
The Ski Train
PO Box 481234
Denver CO 80248
Phone 303 296-4754
Web Site www.skitrain.com
Description train to the ski area at Winter Park, passes through 6 mile tunnel
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/12/2003

Colorado
Durango
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RR
479 Main Avenue
Durango CO 81301
Phone
970 247-2733
Web Site
www.durangotrain.com
Toll Free 888 872-4607
Description tour through San Juan National Forest to historic mining town on line that has been modeled more than any other in the country
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/12/2003

  CO

  Georgetown

  Georgetown Loop Railroad, Inc

  1111 Rose Street

  PO Box 217

  Georgetown CO  80444    

  Phone   303 569-2403

  Web Site  www.georgetownloop.com/

  Toll Free  888 RAILS 4U

  Description  operated Royal Gorge Railroad Route

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Kind of Activity   Train Ride

  New or Updated:  3/17/2006

Colorado
Golden
Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 West 44th Ave
MAIL: PO Box 10, Golden 80402
Golden CO 80403
Phone
303 279-4591
Web Site
http://www.crrm.org/
Toll Free 800 365-6263
E-mail mailto:info@crrm.org
Alt Web http://www.nyx.net/~dpitts/crrm.html
Description 70 locomotives & cars on 15 acres, roundhouse, Denver HO Club with HO Layout
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Collection G-M Model Railroad
Collection N-Z Rolling Stock
Research /Reading Library
Owner/Operator: Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation
New or Updated: 04/29/2003

Colorado
Leadville
Leadville, Colorado & Southern RR
PO Box 916
Leadville CO 80461
Phone 719 486-3936
Web Site www.leadville-train.com
Description 23 mile ride climbs to 11,000 feet through mining area
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/12/2003

Colorado

Manitou Springs
Manitou & Pike's Peak Railway
PO Box 351
Manitou Springs CO 80829
Phone 719 685-5401
Web Site www.cograilway.com
Description cog railway to 14,000 foot top of Pike's Peak at the Continental Divide
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/12/2003

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Connecticut
Essex
Valley Railroad
PO Box 452
Essex CT 06426
Phone 860 767-0103
Web Site www.valleyrr.com
Toll Free 800 377-3987
Description narrated tour includes riverboat ride after train
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/12/2003

Connecticut
Thomaston
Naugatuck Railroad
PO Box 400
Thomaston CT 06787
Phone
860 283-7245
Web Site
www.rmne.org
Description 20 mile ride through industrial heritage area along river
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Owner/Operator: Railroad Museum of New England
Last changed: 01/12/2003
 

  CT

  Willimantic

  Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum

  55 Bridge Street

  PO Box 665

  Willimantic  CT    06226    

  Phone   860 456-9999

  Web Site  www.cteastrrmuseum.org

  E-mail  mailto:info@cteastrrmuseum.org

  Description  restored roundhouse, turntable, building collection, rolling stock

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Collection   Rolling Stock

  Owner/Operator:  Connecticut Eastern Chapter of The National Railway

  New or Updated:   2/15/2006

 

  Florida
Fort Myers
Dinner Train Theater - Seminole Gulf Railway
2805 Colonial Boulevard
MAIL:4110 Centerpointe Dr, Suite 207, Fort Myers 33916
Fort Myers FL 33912
Phone 239 275-8487
Web Site http://www.semgulf.com/
Toll Free 800 SEM-GULF
Description murder mysteries and foot in 1930-50 era train cars five nights a week
Type of Resource Tourist Attraction
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Performance
Owner/Operator: Seminole Gulf Railway
New or Updated: 05/01/2003

Florida
Green Cove Springs
Clay County Historical & Railroad Museum
915 Walnut St
Green Cove Springs FL 32043
Phone
904 284-9644
Web Site
http://www.greencovesprings.com/wtb.htm
Alt Web http://www.claycountygov.com/Archives/historical_museums.htm
Description former courthouse and adjacent jail now hold local history and railroad equipment with hands-on experience
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Courthouse
Nature of Group or Site Municipal
Era 1880
New or Updated: 05/10/2003

Florida
Key West
Flagler Station Over-Sea Railway
901 Caroline Street
Key West FL 33040
Phone 305 295-3562
Web Site http://www.keywestweb.com/redirect.php?url=http://www.flaglerstation.net/
Description tells the story of railway built mostly over water to connect Key West to the mainland
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
New or Updated: 05/25/2003

Florida
Miami
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 SW 152nd Street
Miami FL 33177
Phone 305 253-0063
Web Site http://www.goldcoast-railroad.org/
Toll Free 888 608-7246
Description railway museum with 300 pieces of equipment including the Ferdinand Magellan presidential Pullman car
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
New or Updated: 06/15/2003

  FL
 
Mount Dora
 
Mount Dora & Lake Eustis Railway
 
150 W 3rd Avenue
 
Mount Dora  FL  32757    
  Phone   352 383-8878
 
Web Site  http://www.mtdorarailway.com/
 
Description  steam powered trips through Florida tropical & wetland areas
 
Type of Resource   Railway
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Owner/Operator:  Mount Dora & Lake Eustis Railway
 
New or Updated:   1/17/2004

 

  FL

  Parrish

  Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum

  12355 US 301 North

  PO Box 355

  Parrish  FL   34219    

  Phone   941 722-0906

  Web Site  http://www.fgcrrm.org/

  Toll Free  877 869-0800

  Alt Web  http://tickets.frrm.org/

  Description  1950's diesel train ride with air-conditioned lounge cars & open window coaches

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Kind of Activity   Train Ride

  Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock

  New or Updated:  10/20/2005

 

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