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Special Event Tourist Trains

Listed below are just some of the exciting excursions that are offered by the tourist railroad industry, and a list of the railroads that provide the adventures.

Beer Trains
Enjoy a pint of ale on a vintage rail on special excursions featuring local brew tastings. Popular event - don't wait to get tickets!
Georgetown Loop Railroad, North Shore Scenic Railroad and West Chester Railroad

Civil War Trains
Relive civil war rail history on vintage train rides past famous sites, and experience reenactments from the civil war period.
Steam Into History and Wilmington & Western Railroad

Daily Excursions
Experience yesteryear the way that your grandparents would travel.
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Cape May Seashore Lines, Catskill Mountain Railroad, Colebrookdale Railroad, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Dover Harbor Pullman Car, Fox River Trolley Museum, Georgetown Loop Railroad, Hobo Railroad, Jackson Street Roundhouse, Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad, Midwest Railway Preservation Society, New Hope Valley Railway, New River Train, North Carolina Transportation Museum, North Shore Scenic Railroad, Old Colony & Newport Railway, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Railroad Museum of New England, Seaview Railroad, Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, Steam Into History, Tennessee Valley Railroad, Timber Heritage Association, Tioga Central Railroad, Virginia Museum of Transportaion, West Chester Railroad, Whippany Railway Museum, Whitewater Valley Railroad, Wilmington & Western Railroad, Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad and Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Engineer/Jr. Engineer for a Day
Learning experiences for aspiring engineers - fun programs for kids and serious training for adults.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, New Hope Valley Railway, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Timber Heritage Association and Wilmington & Western Railroad

Geology & Ecotourism
Special excursion train ride traversing spectacular geological formations to mingle, marvel and collect photographs, samples and experiences only accessible on the train route.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Hobo Railroad, Wilmington & Western Railroad and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Great Train Robbery
Keep your valuables nearby and be on the lookout for a brazen band of outlaws seizing trains. Experience a good ole'-fashion Wild West Train Robbery from the best seat onboard.
Whitewater Valley Railroad and Wilmington & Western Railroad

Murder Mystery
Family-friendly, interactive, comedy murder mystery aboard a vintage train. Enjoy the train ride, but pay attention or the clues may pass you by.
North Shore Scenic Railroad and Wilmington & Western Railroad

Photo Trains
A vintage train photo tour allows access to parts off the beaten track, offering unique picture-taking opportunities for the photographer.
Georgetown Loop Railroad, Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad and Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Picnic Trains
Pack a picnic lunch, and enjoy the casual, relaxed atmosphere aboard a vintage train before a stop for lunch in a lovely park setting.
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and West Chester Railroad

Rail Camp
Camp for junior railroaders featuring instruction in all aspects of railroading, including railroad terms, signals, how steam and diesel engines work, and the history of trains.
North Carolina Transportation Museum, Tennessee Valley Railroad and Wilmington & Western Railroad

Thomas The Tank Engine
Ride the rails with Thomas and Friends, meet Sir Topham Hat, dance, sing and bounce around, storytelling, and classic fun for everyone.
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Catskill Mountain Railroad, New River Train, North Carolina Transportation Museum, North Shore Scenic Railroad, Tennessee Valley Railroad, Timber Heritage Association and Whitewater Valley Railroad

Wine Tasting Excursion
A tastefully indulgent way to enjoy the day while watching exquisite scenery. Luxuriate aboard a vintage train sampling fine wines and culinary delights.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Georgetown Loop Railroad, North Shore Scenic Railroad and Railroad Museum of New England

4th of July Fireworks
Trains are a rich part of America's history. Celebrate Independence Day with the family and ride to the fireworks aboad a flag-waving vintage train.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Fox River Trolley Museum, Georgetown Loop Railroad, Hobo Railroad, Steam Into History, Timber Heritage Association, Tioga Central Railroad, Whitewater Valley Railroad, Wilmington & Western Railroad and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Christmas Trains
Many special Christmas excursions are being offered with a special visit from Santa.
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Cape May Seashore Lines, Catskill Mountain Railroad, Fox River Trolley Museum, Georgetown Loop Railroad, Hobo Railroad, Jackson Street Roundhouse, New Hope Valley Railway, North Shore Scenic Railroad, NY Susquehanna & Western RR Hawthorne NJ Station , Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Railroad Museum of New England, Steam Into History, Tennessee Valley Railroad, Timber Heritage Association, Tioga Central Railroad, Volunteer Railroaders Association, West Chester Railroad, Whippany Railway Museum, Whitewater Valley Railroad, Wilmington & Western Railroad and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Dinner Trains
Fine Dining has never been better when you are on the rails.
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Georgetown Loop Railroad, Hobo Railroad, North Shore Scenic Railroad, Seaview Railroad, Southern Appalachia Railway Museum, Tennessee Valley Railroad, Tioga Central Railroad, Whitewater Valley Railroad, Wilmington & Western Railroad, Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad and Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Easter Bunny Trains
The Easter Bunny makes an appearance on the rails!
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Railroad Museum of New England, Steam Into History, Volunteer Railroaders Association, West Chester Railroad, Whippany Railway Museum, Whitewater Valley Railroad and Wilmington & Western Railroad

Fall Foliage Tour
See the season change before your eyes aboard a Fall Foliage train. Ride past forests of bright reds and orange. Don't forget your camera to capture Autumn's dazzling colors.
Catskill Mountain Railroad, Georgetown Loop Railroad, Hobo Railroad, Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, North Carolina Transportation Museum, North Shore Scenic Railroad, NY Susquehanna & Western RR Hawthorne NJ Station , Railroad Museum of New England, Steam Into History, Tennessee Valley Railroad, Timber Heritage Association, Tioga Central Railroad, Volunteer Railroaders Association, West Chester Railroad, Whitewater Valley Railroad, Wilmington & Western Railroad and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Fathers Day
Share good times and memories from childhood with Dad aboard unique trains. Learn about inner workings of trains while enjoying good food and fun.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Fox River Trolley Museum, Georgetown Loop Railroad, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Railroad Museum of New England and Wilmington & Western Railroad

Halloween Trains
See what goes bump on the rails on a haunted adventure. It's a frightfully fun time aboard the train with your favorite witches, ghosts and goblins.
Fox River Trolley Museum, New Hope Valley Railway, North Shore Scenic Railroad, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Railroad Museum of New England, Steam Into History, Tennessee Valley Railroad, Timber Heritage Association, Tioga Central Railroad, Wilmington & Western Railroad and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Ice Cream Social
Cool down with scoops of ice cream while enjoying trains and vintage train rides.
New Hope Valley Railway, Seaview Railroad and Tioga Central Railroad

Mothers Day
Show mom how much she means to you with a special day aboard a vintage train. Treat her to a day of good food and relaxation, and beautiful scenery.
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Fox River Trolley Museum, Georgetown Loop Railroad, NY Susquehanna & Western RR Hawthorne NJ Station , Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Steam Into History, Volunteer Railroaders Association, Whitewater Valley Railroad and Wilmington & Western Railroad

OctoberFest
Enjoy crisp, autumn days celebrating the food and spirit of this German tradition, and an historic train ride.
Georgetown Loop Railroad

Pumpkin Express
Picking pumpkins was never so much fun. Jump aboard a Pumpkin Patch Express and find that special one just for you. You'll be carving that jack o'lantern before you know it!
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Catskill Mountain Railroad, Fox River Trolley Museum, Georgetown Loop Railroad, North Shore Scenic Railroad, Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Railroad Museum of New England, Whippany Railway Museum, Whitewater Valley Railroad and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad

Sunset/Twilight Rides
Spend a beautiful summer evening chasing the last light of day, riding into the night on a vintage train.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Whitewater Valley Railroad, Wilmington & Western Railroad and Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Valentine's Train
Share with your true love the experience of riding the rails.
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, Tennessee Valley Railroad, Whitewater Valley Railroad and Wilmington & Western Railroad