Locomotives

Railways enter the era of steam

The history of New Jersey’s role in the Steam Transportation Revolution of the 1800s is replete with many firsts. Some are proudly remembered; some that we would have just as quickly forgotten. On the water, John Finch operated a steamboat on the Delaware River 20 years before Robert Fulton and …

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Sey Young: The Magic of the Railroad Remembers

The plan was simple in concept and brilliant in design. Under cover of darkness, I made my way to the Main Street crossing. The early morning train was still slowing down as it passed near the city’s shopping area. There I slipped unnoticed into one of the open boxcars and …

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Smokey Mountain facing the bulldozer

The former Smokey Mountain and Grizzly Flats Railway has closed after five decades of providing locomotive enthusiasts and tourists a place to enjoy the joys of steam trains. The railway was first opened in 1967 by Arthur Birch at the Australian Reptile Park before being moved to its current site …

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World’s Smallest Pacific Locomotive Celebrates 110 Years

Little River Railroad 4-6-2 is operating in southern Michigan, just after a 15-year inspection and rebuild that included a new door leaf E-mail Get the latest photos, videos, stories and more. The smallest Pacific locomotive in the world – among standard track equipment – is the Little River Railroad 4-6-2 …

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