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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 Georgia - Indiana

 
  Railroad Pages: AK-CA, CA, CO-FL, GA-IN, KS-LA, MA-ME MI-MTNE-NM, NV-NY, OH-SDTN-TX, UT-ZZ  
  Georgia
Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
241 Depot Street
Blue Ridge GA
Phone 706 632-9833
Web Site www.brscenic
Toll Free 800 934-1898
Description ride through Georgia forests & valleys
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/14/2003

  GA
 
Duluth
 
Southeastern Railway Museum
 
US Highway 23, Peachtree Road
 
Duluth  GA
 
Phone  770 476-2013
 
Web Site  www.srmduluth.org
 
Description  90 pieces of rolling stock including Pullman cars & locomotives, on-site train
                       
 rides
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Kind of Activity  Train Rides
 
Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
New or Updated:  08/25/2003

Georgia
Helen
Charlemagne's Kingdom
8808 Main Street N
Helen GA 30545
Phone
706 878-2200
Web Site
http://www.georgiamodelrailroad.com/about.htm
Description
HO scale railroad model of Germany
Type of Resource Tourist Attraction
Primary Focus Railroad
Collection G-M Model Railroad
New or Updated: 03/27/2003

 

  Hawaii
Ewa
Hawaiian Railway
PO Box 60369 Ewa Station
Ewa HI 96706
Phone
808 681-5461
Web Site www.member.aol.com/_ht_a/hawaiianrailway/
Description 6 1/2 round trip on restored track
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Owner/Operator: Hawaiian Railway Society
Last changed: 01/14/2003

Hawaii
Lahaina
Sugar Cane Train
Address
Lahaina HI
Phone
Web Site
www.sugarcanetrain.com
Toll Free
800 499-2307
Description
travels between Lahaina and resorts
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/14/2003

Hawaii
Laupahoehoe
Laupahoehoe Train Museum
36-2377 Mamalahoa Highway
MAIL: PO Box 358
Laupahoehoe HI 96764
Phone 808 962-6300
Web Site http://www.geocities.com/trainmuseum/
E-mail mailto:ltmhawaii@aol.com
Alt Web http://www.railmuseums.com/namerica/Reviews/35.html
Description 1930's era railway employee home dedicated to Hilo Railroad history
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Collection N-Z Rolling Stock
New or Updated: 05/22/2003

 

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  Iowa
Boone
Boone & Scenic Valley RR
PO Box 603
Boone IA 50036
Phone
Web Site www.scenic-valleyrr.com
Toll Free 800 626-0319
Description trips through Des Moines River Valley
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Last changed: 01/15/2003

Iowa
Council Bluff
Union Pacific Railroad Museum
200 Pearl Street
Council Bluff IA
Phone 712 329-8307
Web Site http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/history/museum/index.shtml
Alt Web http://www.historicomaha.com/upmusm.htm
Description open May 2003, new home of UP railroad collection, includes materials from surveying original line to GPS technology
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Library
New or Updated: 06/07/2003
 

  IA

  Council Bluffs

  Golden Spike Monument

  South 21st St & 9th Ave

  Council Bluffs  IA

  Web Site *****

  Description  56 foot high golden concrete spike erected in 1939 to mark eastern

                    terminus of Union Pacific Railroad

  Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
 Primary Focus Railroad

  Building Type  Monument

  New or Updated:  7/5/2007
 

  IA

  Council Bluffs

  Railswest Railroad Museum

  16th Ave & South Main St

  Council Bluffs  IA

  Phone  712 323-5182

  Web Site  http://www.thehistoricalsociety.org/Depot.htm

  Description  restored depot houses railroad memorabilia and HO rail layout, rail

                    cars displayed outside

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type  Depot

  Collection G-M   Model Railroad

  Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock

  Era  1899

  Owner/Operator:  Historical Society Pottawattamie County

  New or Updated:  7/26/2007

Iowa
Dennellson
Fort Madison, Farmington & Western
2208 220th Street
Dennellson IA 52625
Phone 319 837-6689
Web Site www.minermfgco.com/minerville/railroad.htm
Description rides through wooded area
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Last changed: 01/15/2003
 

  IA

  Dexter

  Rock Island Technical Society

  3496 Dexfield Road

  Dexter  IA    50070    

  Web   http://storm.simpson.edu/~RITS/

  Description  history of the Rock Island Line, with memorabilia, photos & graphics

  Type of Resource   History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Nature of Group or Site  Association

  Research     Library

  New or Updated      2/2/2006

 

  IA

  Moingona

  Kate Shelley Railroad Museum

  County Road 18

  Moingona  IA

  Phone  515 432-1907

  Web Site http://homepages.isunet.net/bchs/shelley.htm

  Description  dedicated to a 15 year old girl who averted a train wreck in 1881

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type Depot

  Owner/Operator:  Boone County Historical Society

  New or Updated:  4/17/2007

 

  Idaho
Lewiston
American Freedom Dinner Train
610 Main Street
Lewiston ID 83501
Phone 208 743-2233
Web Site www.americanfreedomdinnertrain.com
Toll Free 888 773-4637
Description 5 hour dinner tour
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/14/2003

Idaho
Meridian
Thunder Mountain Line
PO Box 1335
Meridian ID 83680
Phone
Web Site www.thundermountainline.com
Toll Free 877 432-7245
Description two departure points, two tours
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/14/2003

Idaho
Nampa
Canyon County Historical Museum
1200 Front Street
PO Box 933
Nampa ID 83653
Phone
208 467-7611
Web Site http://www.nampa.com/fun.htm
Description former Union Pacific depot & offices - ornate Baroque structure
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Era 1903
New or Updated: 05/22/2003

Idaho
Wallace
Northern Pacific Depot Railroad Museum
219 6th Street
Wallace ID 83873
Phone
208 752-0111
Web Site
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Alt Web http://www.imbris.net/~chamber/depotmuseum.html
Description 13 foot long lighted glass map of NP route in former station,
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Era 1901
New or Updated: 04/23/2003

 

 

  IL

  La Grange

  Burlington Route Historical Society

  PO Box 456

  La Grange IL  60525    

  Web   http://www.burlingtonroute.com/

  E-mail  mailto:brhs@nsn.org

  Description  publishes information on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR and

                    affiliate lines

  Type of Resource   History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Nature of Group or Site  Association

  New or Updated  1/31/2006


  IL
 
Mendota
 
Union Depot Railroad Museum
 
730 Main Street
 
PO Box 433
 
Mendota          IL                     61342  
 
Phone              815 538-3800
 
Web Site      http://www.mendotamuseums.org/
 
E-mail         mailto:mendotamuseums@tsf.net
 
Description      in restored portion of depot, HO layout, locomotive, 1900 telegraph office,                         photos, crossing gate towers, in still active station
 
Type of Resource       Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus    Railroad
 
Building Type    Depot
 
Collection G-M      Model Railroad
 
Era      1866
 
New or Updated:                 11/27/2003

  IL
 
Springfield
  Lincolns Great Western Depot
 
Monroe & 10th
  Springfield IL  62701
  Phone  217 544-8695
  Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/liho/depot/depot.htm
  Alt Web  http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/sites/depot.htm
  Description  where Lincoln left to become president, operated in summer months by  NPS Rangers
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
  Primary Focus  Railroad
  Building Type  Depot
  New or Updated:  07/30/2003

 

 
Indiana
Connersville
Whitewater Valley RR
PO Box 406
Connersville  IN  47331
Phone 765 825-2054
Web Site www.whitewatervalleyrr.org
Description trips alongside the towpath of the Whitewater Canal
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Last changed: 01/15/2003
 

  IN

  Corydon

  Corydon Scenic Railroad

  210 W Walnut

  Corydon  IN 47112    

  Phone   812 738-8000

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/06/21in/B2-comm0621-6913.html

  Description  CLOSED 2003 see link

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  New or Updated:  11/21/2004

 

  IN

  French Lick

  Indiana Railway Museum

  PO Box 150

  French Lick  IN  47432    

  Phone   812 936-2405

  Web Site  http://www.indianarailwaymuseum.org/

  Toll Free  800 748-7246

  Description  rides through Hoosier National Forest & 2000 foot long tunnel

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Kind of Activity   Train Ride

  New or Updated: 11/22/2004

 

 

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Garrett
Garrett Historical Museum
302 North Randolph Street
Garrett IN 46738
Phone 219 357-3002
Alt Phone 219 925-3100
Web Site http://www.sirus.com/users/tlout/
E-mail mailto:tlout@sirus.com
Description located in former B&O Freight station, history of railroad town, HO railroad in basement
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Collection N-Z Model Railroad
New or Updated: 05/27/2003
 

  IN

  Hesston

  Hesston Steam Museum

  1201 E 1000 N La Porte

  Hesston  IN   46350    

  Phone   219 778-2783

  Web Site  http://www.hesston.org/

  Alt Web  http://www.michigancity.com/Hesston/Hesston.html

  Description  three gauges of steam train for riding, steam powered sawmill, crane, farm

                    equipment

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad
  Kind of Activity:  Train Ride

  New or Updated: 11/16/2004

Indiana
La Porte
Hesston Steam Museum
1201 E 1000 N
La Porte IN 46350
Phone 219 778-2783
Web Site www.michigancity.com/Hesston/Hesston.html
Description steam engines of many kinds, operating steam powered sawmill, 3 gauges of train rides on 155 acre site
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Collection G-M Machinery
Last changed: 03/08/2003

 

  IN

  Noblesville

  Indiana Transportation Museum

  14070 Southwest Freeway

  Box 83

  Noblesville  IN   46061    

  Phone  317 773-6000

  Web Site  www.itm.org

  Description  locomotives, passenger & freight, maintenance equipment, trips on 38

                    mile line

  Type of Resource Railway

  Primary Focus Railroad

  Kind of Activity  Train Rides

  Collection  Arms

  Group Identity  Rolling Stock

  New or Updated:  5/6/2006

Indiana
White Pigeon
Little River Railroad
MAIL: 13187 SR 120, Middlebury IN 46540
White Pigeon IN
Phone
219 825-9182
Web Site www.2mm.com/info/rr
Description road trip to Sturgis
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Last changed: 01/25/2003

 

 

 

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