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Welcome to the

RAILROAD & PRESERVATION GROUP INDEX

FEATURED STEAM PRESERVATION GROUPS

IRM Steam Team

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Visit the Steam Team at the Illinois Railway Museum to stay updated on their latest restoration efforts.  

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Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

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Visit the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society for current information on Nickel Plate Road no. 765. 

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The Steam Railroading Institute

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 Visit The Steam Railroading Institute for the latest information on Pere Marquette no. 1225 

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Fire Up 611

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Visit Fire Up 611 for the latest information on N&W J Class Northern no. 611

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Kentucky Rail Heritage Center

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Visit the for the latest updates in the restoration effort of  C&O no. 2716

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PRR T1 Trust

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The T1 Trust is constructing PRR T1 5550.  Visit them for the latest updates in the build. 

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Union Pacific Steam

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Union Pacific's steam legacy continues today with the preservation and operation of its historic fleet – No. 844, No. 4014 and No. 3985.

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The Tennessee Valley Railroad

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The Tennessee Valley Railroad has been described as a moving museum, offering an interactive, historical experience that will add an extra dimension to your visit to Chattanooga’s popular attractions. 

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Strasburg Rail Road

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Strasburg Rail Road – A Full Steam Adventure

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Friends of the 261

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Railroading Heritage of Midwest America operates and maintains Milwaukee Road Northern #261.

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Steam Locomotive Heritage Association

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The Steam Locomotive Heritage Association, based in Hartford, Wisconsin, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to reconstruct, maintain and display steam locomotives and associated historic railroad equipment for educational purposes

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Friends of the SP 4449

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A non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, maintenance, and operation of the former Southern Pacific steam locomotive based in Portland, Oregon.

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FEATURED LIVE STEAM & GRAND SCALE RAILROADS

The White Creek Railroad

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 Visit the online home of the White Creek Railroad—the Mid-West’s premire, private, live steam railroad.  

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Train Mountain

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 Train Mountain is the world's longest miniature railroad with over 36 miles of 7.5" gauge track on 2200 acres near Chiloquin, Oregon. 

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Hesston Steam Museum

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 Three different railroads for your family to ride and huge machines working hard to enlighten and educate your family. 

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Mill Creek Central Railroad

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The Mill Creek Central is an impressive, privately owned 7.5” gauge railroad in Ohio. 

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The Riverside & Great Northern Railway

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The R&GN is a 15-inch gauge railroad living museum offering fun for young and old. Ride live steam trains along a 3 mile roadbed winding through scenic canyons, beautiful wooded areas, and majestic rock cuts beside the Dells of the Wisconsin River.

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The Whiskey River Railroad

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Little Amerricka features twenty-six rides and attractions including the classic 1950's Wooden Roller Coaster The Meteor. This unique park also features the 16” gauge, Whiskey River Railroad which is home to four beautiful grand scale steam locomotives. 

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Live Steam Railroads By State

ALABAMA

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Tannehill Miniature Railway

 A fun attraction for the kids (from toddlers to great grandparents) is a miniature railway that runs from the main camping area to the trade day area over a mile-long track.   

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Wales West RV Park and Light Railway

WALES West operates two different size trains— narrow gauge (2' between the tracks), and grand scale (7.5" between tracks). Both are big enough for even a grown-up to ride. 

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ALASKA

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Alaska Live Steamers, Inc.

Alaska Live Steamers is a 501C-3 nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the preservation and education of railroad history.  

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ARIZONA

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Maricopa LIve Steamers

The Maricopa Live Steamers Railroad Heritage Preservation Society is a club for people who enjoy preserving the heritage of railroading. 

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Arizona & Pacific Railroad

 The Arizona and Pacific Railroad is a project of John Sayre (with help from my brother David) located in Peoria, Arizona a rapidly growing suburb northwest of Phoenix. The current line consists of approximately 700 feet of mainline and over 1000 feet of sidetracks that travel among fruit trees and gardens and past our brick observation patios.  

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Double K Bed and Breakfast

A very special Bed and Breakfast Homestay in the foothills of the Santa Catalina mountains in Tucson, Arizona. If you're looking for a peaceful retreat that appeals to Railroad enthusiasts, bird watchers, hikers, and cyclists just to name a few--then you've found the perfect B&B Inn Homestay lodging in Tucson, Arizona. 

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Freestone Railroad

 Ride the rails, catch a 'desert wave' on the waterless Wave Runner. Pick your favorite pony from dozens on the beautiful antique carousel. Finish up with a ride on the mini Ferris Wheel, the perfect spot to look back on a day of fun! There's even fun food, at family-friendly prices.  

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Flagstaff, Coconino & Western Railroad

A Private 2 1/2" Scale and 1" scale Live Steam Railroad in the High Country of Arizona.  

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Gadsden Pacific Railroad

  The GADSDEN-PACIFIC TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM, LTD. (GPDTTOM) is a charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to the advancement of model railroading by the collection and operation of toy and model trains and railroad memorabilia. The organization also serves to preserve prototype railroad history by sponsoring railroading related activities and events.  

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McCormick/Stillman RR Park

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is operated by the city of Scottsdale’s Parks & Recreation Department. Take a ride on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad.  

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Redlake Junction Railroad

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Scottsdale Live Steamers

Scottsdale Live Steamers is a fun and exciting club and the club members really enjoy it. We give rides on Sundays from noon to 5pm. 

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United Verde and Pacific Railroad

A 7.5" gauge private railroad being constructed in Prescott Valley. 

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Yuma Territory Live Steamers

The Yuma Territory Live Steamers is a 1/8 scale railroad club. We now have 3000 feet of track in Riverside Park and plan to expand to about 7000 feet.

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California

B.A.D. Great Northern Railway

A private 15" Inch Gauge Live Steam & Electric Railroad

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Balboa Park Miniature Train

The Balboa Park Miniature Train is operated by the San Diego Zoo. The train pulls out of the station for 3-minute rides around a portion of Balboa Park. The train station is located outside the Zoo’s exit. 

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Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad

The Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1968. Both the railroad and W.E. “Bill” Mason Carousel exist as a legacy of Billy Jones and as a means to preserve history and entertain the public. All proceeds and donations go to perpetuating the railroad and carousel, as well as maintaining our ability to provide historical and entertaining recreation for persons of all ages.  

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Bitter Creek Western Live Steam Railroad

The Bitter Creek Western Railroad (BCWRR) is a privately owned 7.5-inch gauge railroad operated for the benefit of children of all ages who enjoy playing trains.

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Carolwood Pacific Railroad

The Carolwood Society is dedicated to preserving the personal railroad legacy of Walt Disney. 

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Chula Vista Live Steamers, Inc.

We are a group of ordinary people interested in building, operating and maintaining trains. But "Live Steam" is more than just trains. 

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El Dorado Express

We are a family owned train ride.

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Emerald Hills Railway

Our railroad is a 12 inch gauge "Carnival Style Train" built in the 1950's. It runs around our home.  We enjoy sharing it with the community, usually on holidays.

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Folsom Valley Railway

Folsom Valley Railway has been in continuous operation since 1970.  It is the only 12 inch gauge railroad remaining in the United States, and only one of seven miniature scale replica steam-powered railroads in public operation.

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Glenwood South Park & Pacific

The GSP&P railway is located in Northern California. The first track was laid in 1960 for a one cylinder, vertical boilered locomotive known as the "#1". The #1 has been joined on the power roster by mogul #5 and Shay #7. The #5 and #7 are built to "5" to the foot" scale to simulate 36" narrow gauge railroading. 

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Golden Gate Live Steamers

Located in Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, California, the Golden Gate Live Steamers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum whose mission is to operate a miniature live steam railroad, to teach, inform & promote model engineering craftsmanship for the benefit of our members and to educate the public on what live steaming & model engineering is all about. 

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Travel Town Museum

Travel Town was dedicated on December 14, 1952. The concept of a combined transportation museum and recreation center blossomed, and wishes for donations were generously fulfilled. In 1965, Travel Town's exhibits were re-grouped, and the park re-dedicated. 

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