• 54:18

    Climb aboard for the whitle-blowing celebration of Union Pacific’s 40th Anniversary Steam Excursion. On May 17, 1953, the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club sponsored its first steam excursion on the rough-and-ready Union Pacific Railroad. For the first historic trip, Locomotive No. 3967, a coal-burning Challenger equipped with “elephant ear” smoke deflectors, pulled out all the stops

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  • 1:00:50

    Take one of the most spectacular railroad journeys in the U.S. on the Denver Rio Grande Western aboard coal trains, passenger trains, freight trains, and winter ski trains. Travel through some of the most amazing natural and manmade wonders in the country as we document the railroad triangle between Denver, Salt Lake City, and Pueblo.

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  • 1:00:02

    Climb aboard Mikado Steam Locomotive #488 for a historic ride on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, the longest narrow-gauge railway in the U.S. Built in 1925, this coal-burning workhorse pulls turn-of-the-century stock and box cars over the dramatic landscape of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The fire-breathing engine does not flinch at even

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  • 1:00:50

    Chasms, curves, and nail-biting switchbacks. Cravasses, gorges, and perilous passes. Take a thrill ride on one of the most spectacular train lines in the country, crossing the Colorado Rockies on narrow gauge rails. It is high-altitude adventure at full steam ahead, clinging to steep mountainsides behind a vintage steam locomotive driving its way up to

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  • 58:25

    It is a stunning panorama in motion as you sweep past Virginia’s fabled Shenandoah Valley in diesel-powered workhorses that still punch a clock for the Winchester and Western Railroad. After all these years, these reliable veterans of the rails still pull more than their own weight day after day. Ride along with a pair of

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  • 1:09:58

    It is winter along the Upper Mississippi River Valley, and Old Man River has never looked more regal. Frozen in icy stillness, and flanked by rolling countryside blanketed with two feet of snow, the drifting white banks look impenetrable, until, that is, the first freight train rolls through. It does not matter that it is

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  • 1:10:04

    The days of the great logging railroads are relived in the rustic forests of the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Hear the call of steam whistles drifting on the crystal mountain air as some of the most rarely seen locomotives in existence make their annual Spring Photo Run on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

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  • 1:01:27

    The Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon stand as a major obstacle to the Union Pacific Railroad’s northwest crossing. The 200 hard miles of railroad track cross valleys, rivers, and creeks, then climb the crests of three summits, encountering the toughest grades on any of UP’s mainline routes. Massive horsepower is needed in order to overcome

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  • 1:01:22

    By riding the California Western Railroad, you will bear witness to some of the best natural scenery the state has to offer, such as the whimsical redwood forests, the sun-drenched Pacific coastline, and the beautiful Sierra Nevada Range. Take a short-line railroad excursion through the rugged coastal mountain range of northern California, ride in the

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