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Across the USA by Train for Just $213

Turns out, you don’t need a car to see America.

Some wonderful pictures here and Derek’s memories of a wonderful trip.

Derek also offers excursion packages if you’re interested.

Source: Across the USA by Train for Just $213

Updated: March 11, 2017 — 2:06 pm

Families and visitors chugged away the weekend with special rides at a miniature railway

The miniature trains, at Clark Spring Wood in Churwell, opened on Sunday and dozens of visitors took rides. It also featured an appearance from Mayor of Morley, Coun Bob Gettings. The miniature railway is run by the Churwell Environmental Volunteers group.
The volunteer-run group also works to preserve and improve the woodland area surrounding the tracks in Churwell. …read more

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Updated: October 11, 2016 — 5:16 pm

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway steams ahead with spectacular success

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway steams ahead with spectacular success

THOUSANDS of transport enthusiasts boarded historic trains enjoying this weekend’s Keighley & Worth Valley Railway’s Steam… …read more

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Updated: October 9, 2016 — 4:44 pm

Photo - Modeling Tip Monday


A surge in summer traffic


For many railroads, summer was the busiest time of year for passenger service, as riders began their vacations down at the depot.

Before air conditioning and automobiles, life in a big city during hot weather wasn’t much fun, and the best way get out of town was by train. This put an extra load on popular scheduled trains, requiring additional cars, or additional sections to handle the overflow of long-distance vacation travelers.

The very wealthy might charter a private car, or simply arrange to use their own, which would transport them to the station nearest their summer home. Since these folks were usually owners, investors or important customers of the railroad, these movements were given the utmost care and attention.

Many railroads ran “fisherman’s specials” only during the summer season, taking vacationers to and from resort areas, some of which were owned and operated by the railroads themselves. Weekend getaways were also possible on trains to nearby lakes, beaches or amusement parks.

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Check out or your Reference Book for cars, locos, figures, luggage and more to handle the surge in summer business along your railroad!

Updated: March 12, 2017 — 12:18 pm
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