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A train on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.

A train on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.

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Heritage Railroads
Heritage railways are known in the United States as tourist, historic, or scenic railroads. Most are remnants of original railroads, and some are reconstructed after having been scrapped. Some heritage railways preserve entire railroads in their original state using original structures, track, and motive power.

Examples of heritage railroads in the US by preservation type:

Remnant

Reconstructed

Original

Some do not fit in the above categories, like the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad (a subsidiary of the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad). The SL&RG, primarily a freight operation on former Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad track, owns and operates a steam locomotive and a fleet of passenger cars (most of which are painted in D&RGW colors). Many heritage railways host living-history events such as annual reenactments of historic activities, and may have an archive or library of railroad-related materials.

Heritage Railroads of the United States by State


Alabama

Alaska


Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

​Connecticut

Delaware

Florida
  •   Florida Railroad Museum
  •   The Royal Palm Railway Experience
  •   Seminole Gulf Railway
  •   Serengeti Railway at Busch Gardens Tampa
  •   TECO Line Streetcar System
  •   Walt Disney World Railroad (four locomotives are historic)

Georgia
  •   Agrirama Logging Train
  •   Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
  •   Chickamauga Train from Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
  •   Georgia State Railroad Museum - formerly Roundhouse Railroad Museum)
  •   River Street Streetcar
  •   Roosevelt Railroad
  •   Roundhouse Railroad Museum (now Georgia State Railroad Museum)
  •   SAM Shortline Excursion Train
  •   Six Flags Over Georgia Park Railroad
  •   Southeastern Railway Museum
  •   Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad
  •   Tallulah Falls Railroad Museum

Hawaii

Idaho
  •   Train at Silverwood Theme Parks (Won in an auction by outbidding Walt Disney, who wanted to use the train for his own theme park.)

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana
  •   Canal Streetcar Line
  •   Louisiana Steam Train Association
  •   Old Hickory Railroad
  •   Riverfront Streetcar Line
  •   St. Charles Streetcar Line

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan
  •   Coopersville and Marne Railway
  •   The Henry Ford (track is on museum grounds)
  •   Huckleberry Railroad
  •   Little River Railroad
  •   Quincy and Torch Lake Cog Railway
  •   Southern Michigan Railroad Society
  •   Steam Railroading Institute

Minnesota
  •   Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
  •   Excelsior Streetcar Line
  •   Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad
  •   Minnesota Transportation Museum
  •   North Shore Scenic Railroad
  •   Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway

Missouri
  •   Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad
  •   Branson Scenic Railway
  •   Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train
  •   St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway

Montana
  •   Central Montana Rail, Inc.

Nebraska
  •   Fremont and Elkhorn Valley Railroad

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey
  •   Black River and Western Railroad
  •   Cape May Seashore Lines
  •   Delaware River Rail Excursions
  •   New Jersey Museum of Transportation
  •   Whippany Railway Museum

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio
  •   Byesville Scenic Railway
  •   Cedar Point and Lake Erie Railroad
  •   Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
  •   Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
  •   Lake Shore Railway Association (Lorain and West Virginia Railway)
  •   Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad
  •   Ohio Central Railroad System (status uncertain)
  •   Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway
  •   Zanesville and Western Scenic Railroad

Oklahoma
  •   El Reno Trolley
  •   Oklahoma Railway Museum

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island
  •   Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad

South Carolina
  •   Rockton, Rion and Western Railroad/South Carolina Railroad Museum/Rockton and Rion Railroad Historic District

South Dakota

Tennessee
  •   Chattanooga Choo Choo Trolley
  •   Dollywood Express
  •   Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
  •   MATA Trolley (Memphis)
  •   Southern Appalachia Railway Museum
  •   Tennessee Central Railway Museum
  •   Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
  •   Three Rivers Rambler

Texas
  •   Austin Steam Train Association
  •   Galveston Island Trolley
  •   Grapevine Vintage Railroad
  •   Jefferson and Cypress Bayou Railway
  •   Longhorn and Western Railroad
  •   McKinney Avenue Transit Authority
  •   Rosenberg Railroad Museum
  •   Six Flags & Texas Railroad
  •   Texas Railroad Museum (proposed)
  •   Texas State Railroad

Utah

Vermont

Virginia
  •   James River Rambler
  •   Burke Lake Park Railroad

Washington
  •   Anacortes Railway - Static Display
  •   Chehalis–Centralia Railroad
  •   Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
  •   George Benson Waterfront Streetcar Line (closed 2005)
  •   Issaquah Valley Trolley
  •   Lake Whatcom Railway
  •   Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum (formerly Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, 1980-2016)
  •   Northern Pacific Railway Museum
  •   Northwest Railway Museum
  •   Pend Oreille Valley Railroad
  •   Yakima Electric Railway Museum

West Virginia

Wisconsin
  •   East Troy Electric Railroad
  •   Kenosha Streetcar
  •   Kettle Moraine Scenic Railroad (defunct)
  •   Lumberjack Steam Train
  •   Mid-Continent Railway Museum
  •   Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway
  •   Riverside and Great Northern Railway
  •   Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad

Wyoming
  •   Wyoming Transportation Museum

Heritage railways in Canada
This is a list of heritage railways in Canada. For convenience, heritage tramways have also been included.

​Alberta
  •   Alberta Railway Museum
  •   Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions
  •   Aspen Crossing Railway
  •   Fort Edmonton Park
  •   Galt Historic Railway Park - County of Warner No. 5, Alberta
  •   High Level Bridge Streetcar
  •   Heritage Park Historical Village - steam locomotive and train
  •   Rocky Mountain Rail Society
  •   Royal Canadian Pacific

British Columbia
  •   Alberni Pacific Railway
  •   BC Forest Discovery Centre
  •   Fort Steele Steam Railway (also known as the East Kootenay Railway Co).
  •   Fraser Valley Heritage Railway
  •   Kamloops Heritage Railway
  •   Kettle Valley Steam Railway
  •   Nelson Electric Tramway
  •   Vancouver Downtown Historic Railway (defunct)
  •   West Coast Railway Association (future railway)

Manitoba
  •   Prairie Dog Central Railway

Saskatchewan
  •   Southern Prairie Railway

Ontario
  •   Agawa Canyon Railway
  •   Halton County Radial Railway
  •   Polar Bear Express Cochrane to Moosonee
  •   Port Stanley Terminal Rail
  •   Port Elgin and North Shore Railroad
  •   South Simcoe Railway
  •   Waterloo Central Railway
  •   York Durham Heritage Railway

Quebec
  •   Canadian Railway Museum
  •   Charlevoix Railway
  •   Train touristique de Charlevoix Inc.
  •   Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Railway

Yukon

See also:

Dinner Trains

Railroad Museums

Railroads of the U.S.A.

Railways of Canada