Archive for May, 2009

Comments Off on Ringling Bros. Rode the Rails in Style

Source: Wall Street Journal By STUART FERGUSON Seeing Henry Morrison Flagler and John Ringling’s private railroad cars — their interiors, furniture and opalescent glass skylights gleaming from recent renovations — you’d never know that by the 1950s one had become housing for migrant farm workers, and another a fishing shack. Now, thanks to the Flagler […]

Comments Off on A Fun Day At Raleigh’s Pullen Park

By The Raleigh Telegram 15.MAY.09 RALEIGH – A visit to Raleigh’s Pullen Park off of Western Boulevard near NC State University’s campus can include a locomotive train ride, a ride on a boat, a visit with Andy and Opie from Mayberry, and more. We visited on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon and found the park […]

Comments Off on Looking for a lost steam engine?

The database which lies behind this site derives from a number of sources. It began from a locomotive list maintained by a man named Tim Bosshardt in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and was added to based upon a list published by the Tourist Railroad Assocation. Additional input came from thousands of miles of […]