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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:


Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (Colorado and New Mexico)
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway (Ohio)
Heber Valley Railroad (Utah)


Sumpter Valley Railroad (Oregon)
Virginia and Truckee Railroad (Nevada)
Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway (Maine)


Nevada Northern Railway (Nevada)
California Western Railroad (California)
Delaware and Ulster Railroad (New York)
Stewartstown Railroad (Pennsylvania)
Strasburg Rail Road (Pennsylvania)

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

  Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Shelby & Southern Railroad and Calera & Shelby Railroad
  North Alabama Railroad Museum, Mercury and Chase Railroad
  Wales West Light Railway

  Tanana Valley Railroad
  White Pass and Yukon Route

  Arizona Railway Museum (no excursions listed)
  Arizona Street Railway Museum (Phoenix Trolley Museum)
  Grand Canyon Railway
  McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale
  Old Pueblo Trolley
  Verde Canyon Railroad

  Arkansas and Missouri Railroad
  Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway
  Fort Smith Trolley Museum
  Metro Streetcar

  Angels Flight
  Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, uses re-purposed narrow gauge steam engines and is partly the inspiration for Walt Disney's theme park, Disneyland
  California State Railroad Museum
  California Western Railroad, also called the Skunk Train
  Disneyland Railroad (three locomotives are historic)
  Fillmore and Western Railway - short line used by Hollywood film industry.
  Ghost Town & Calico Railroad in Knott's Berry Farm
  Golden Gate Railroad Museum (no excursions listed)
  Los Angeles Market Street Streetcar
  Napa Valley Wine Train
  Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad & Transportation Museum
  Niles Canyon Railway
  Orange Empire Railway Museum
  Pacific Coast Railroad in Santa Margarita
  Pacific Coast Railway, a former narrow-gauge system near San Luis Obispo
  Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
  Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad, oldest railroad west of the Mississippi
  Port of LA Waterfront Red Car, a rebuilt part of the original Pacific Electric Railway system (closed 2015)
  Poway–Midland Railroad
  Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad
  Sacramento RiverTrain
  Sacramento Southern Railroad
  San Diego Trolley Silver Line
  San Francisco Municipal Railway
  E Embarcadero streetcar line
  F Market & Wharves streetcar line
  San Francisco cable car system
  San Jose Steam Railroad Museum (proposed)
  San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
  Sierra Railroad
  Sierra Railway - Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
  Western Pacific Railroad Museum, formerly the Portola Railroad Museum
  Western Railway Museum
  Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
  Yreka Western Railroad

  Colorado Railroad Museum
  Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
  Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
  Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  Fort Collins trolley
  Georgetown Loop Railroad
  Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad (the South Park)
  Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway (currently closed through 2018)
  Platte Valley Trolley
  Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
  Royal Gorge Route Railroad
  Ski Train

  Connecticut Trolley Museum
  Danbury Railway Museum
  Essex Steam Train operated by the Valley Railroad Company
  Naugatuck Railroad and Railroad Museum of New England
  Shore Line Trolley Museum

  Wilmington and Western Railroad

  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)

  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

  Grove Farm Plantation Museum Railroad
  Hawaiian Railway
  Kauai plantation railroad
  Kahululi Railroad Sugar Cane Train

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

  American Heritage Railroad
  Fox River Trolley Museum
  Galesburg Railroad Museum
  Illinois Railway Museum
  Monticello Railway Museum
  Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad

  Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (future)
  French Lick Scenic Railway
  Hesston Steam Museum
  Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum
  Indiana Railway Museum
  Indiana Transportation Museum
  National New York Central Railroad Museum
  Whitewater Valley Railroad

  Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad
  Fourth Street Elevator
  Midwest Central Railroad
  Midwest Electric Railway

  Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad
  Midland Railway

  Big South Fork Scenic Railway
  Bluegrass Railroad and Museum
  Kentucky Railway Museum

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

  Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railway
  Boothbay Railway Village
  Downeast Scenic Railroad
  Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
  Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad
  Seashore Trolley Museum
  Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway

  B&O Railroad Museum
  Baltimore Streetcar Museum
  National Capital Trolley Museum
  Walkersville Southern Railroad
  Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

  Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum
  Cape Cod Central Railroad
  Edaville Railroad
  Lowell National Historical Park Trolley Line

  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

  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

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

  Central Montana Rail, Inc.

  Fremont and Elkhorn Valley Railroad

  Nevada Northern Railway
  Nevada Southern Railway, Nevada State Railroad Museum
  Virginia and Truckee Railroad

New Hampshire
  Conway Scenic Railroad
  Hobo Railroad
  Mount Washington Cog Railway
  Silver Lake Railroad
  White Mountain Central Railroad

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
  Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
  Santa Fe Southern Railway

New York
  Adirondack Scenic Railroad
  Arcade and Attica Railroad
  Catskill Mountain Railroad
  Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad
  Delaware and Ulster Railroad
  Medina Railroad Museum
  Railroad Museum of Long Island
  Saratoga and North Creek Railway
  Trolley Museum of New York

North Carolina
  Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  New Hope Valley Railway
  North Carolina Transportation Museum
  Tweetsie Railroad

  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

  El Reno Trolley
  Oklahoma Railway Museum

  Astoria Riverfront Trolley
  Eagle Cap Excursion Train
  Mount Hood Railroad
  Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
  Oregon Electric Railway Museum
  Oregon Pacific Railroad
  Sumpter Valley Railway
  Willamette Shore Trolley

  Allentown & Auburn Railroad
  Bellefonte Historical Railroad
  Colebrookdale Railroad
  Duquesne Incline
  East Broad Top Railroad (defunct, under restoration)
  Horseshoe Curve Incline
  Johnstown Inclined Plane
  Kiski Junction Railroad
  Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
  Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad
  Monongahela Incline
  New Hope and Ivyland Railroad
  Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad
  Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad
  SEPTA Route 15
  Steam Into History
  Steamtown National Historic Site
  Stewartstown Railroad
  Strasburg Rail Road
  Tioga Central Railroad
  Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern Railroad
  Wawa and Concordville Railroad
  West Chester Railroad
  Westmoreland Scenic Railroad

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
  Black Hills Central Railroad
  Prairie Village, Herman and Milwaukee Railroad

  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

  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

  Heber Valley Railroad
  Golden Spike National Historic Site (Promontory Summit, Utah)

  Green Mountain Railroad
  Steamtown, USA (moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania)

  James River Rambler
  Burke Lake Park Railroad

  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
  Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
  Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad
  Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

  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 Transportation Museum

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

  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
  The Kamloops Heritage Railway
  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)

  Prairie Dog Central Railway

  Southern Prairie Railway

  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

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

  White Pass and Yukon Route
  Whitehorse Trolley

See also:

Railroad Museums

Railroads of the U.S.A.

Railways of Canada

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