Steam train trips in USA

Old Sep 16th, 1998, 10:57 AM
Joanne K.
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Steam train trips in USA

Know of several- which are the best? How about the Dillesboro NC trip? Are there some in Penn.?
Old Sep 16th, 1998, 03:04 PM
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There's a mini steam train trip from Santa Cruz, CA, up into the redwood forest at Roaring Camp. I know there are some in PA, but I can't name them and there's also a nice one up in Canada to see Fall colors. Sorry to be vague------did you try Yahoo?
Old Sep 16th, 1998, 05:36 PM
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Probably the most scenic is the Durango-Silverton Narrowgage out of Durango, CO. Been on it several times & love it.

The close second is the Cumbres & Toltec Narrowgage between Chama, NM & Antonito, CO. I prefer the Chama start point since they are really people-friendly and encourage you to walk around the yard & watch the train preparations. Also, this is the very best for taking photographs from the road. The track weaves back & forth following the road all the way up Cumbres Pass (10,000 ft) and then a bit further until it passes back into the mountains.
Old Sep 16th, 1998, 07:09 PM
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One in PA originates at Marienville and at Kane round-trip to Kinzua Bridge through the Allegheny National Forest. For more information phone 814-927-6621 or write Knox & Kane Railroad, P O Box 422, Marienville, PA 16239 or email me direct and I can fax a copy of my brochure. The Kinzua Bridge is an adventure in itself. Built in 1882 as the highest railroad bridge in the world. Today it remains the 2nd highest viaduct in the US and 4th highest in the world.
Old Sep 17th, 1998, 06:01 PM
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From Williams, AZ, to the Grand Canyon there is a wonderful steam train, complete with banjo band and shoot-em-up staged train robbery.
Old Sep 18th, 1998, 08:40 PM
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There is a very large steamtown museum in Scranton, PA. They run scenic excursions on a schedule. Millions of your tax dollars have been spent to restore these "National Treasures" even though many are actually Canadian. "Steam Town" is a National Park or something like that. There is a very large collection of old steam train momorabilia as well as locomotives, many are inside. While in the area there is also a Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour that is incredible, unless you are claustrophobic.

Old Dec 3rd, 2001, 05:48 AM
choochoo charlie
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Scranton's got a pretty good set-up...
Old Dec 3rd, 2001, 05:59 AM
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steamtown is ok, the train ride is scenic - the mine tour was interesting - however, i went to college in scranton and would not want to visit - it is a pretty depressed area overall - not a place for a vacation unless you are really into seeing the trains (which as a previous poster mentioned are canadian - editorial niote: the only reason the site was restored, at enormous cost to taxpayers in PA and nationally, was that the PA senator was from the area and pushed it through - oink, oink)
Old Dec 3rd, 2001, 07:58 AM
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The original post is from 1998.

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