Archive for April, 2009

The Return of the Railroad

Posted: 29th April 2009 by Admin in Amtrak, Train Rides in NC
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By: Jon Lewis   (WSB Radio)  They were the staple of 19th Century transportation and now, thanks to federal money, they may be the key to travel in the 21st Century. Trains are coming back. The Obama Administration, as part of the federal stimulus package, has devoted $8 billion for the development of high speed rail.  […]

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The last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific railroad was welcomed by several hundred history buffs, train buffs and curious Benicians as it rolled through Benicia earlier today as part of a 32-day tour celebrating the 140th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike. Benicia planning commissioner Rick Ernst organized the event and said […]

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Posted: 17th April 2009 by Admin in Train Rides in NC
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Spring means the trains come alive again in NC. With Tweetsie preparing for opening day on May1, 2009…it’s time to recognize some of the other train attractions in our great state! With 53 miles of track, 2 tunnels and 25 bridges, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad offers a variety of excursions that explore the amazing […]