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Mike Walsh
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Post by Mike Walsh » Wed May 25, 2005 10:38 pm


The railroad in the photo is a 12" Gauge Railway in Glencoe, MO. Just about 30-45 minutes west-southwest of the Arch in St. Louis, MO.

The website is and we're open on sundays form the beginning of May to the end of october. $3 per ticket for a round trip.

E-mail me at (mikewalsh AT mad DOT scientist DOT com) for more information if you'd like.


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Post by MetraRy » Fri May 27, 2005 3:59 pm

pretty awsome. i always wanted to join a miniture railroad like that


Post by Njt4300 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 7:35 pm

I've Been on

Metro North

da conductor2004

Post by da conductor2004 » Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:29 pm

Here is some Canadian Content!
1 South Simcoe RR, Ontario
2 Hull Wakefied Tourist, Quebec
3 Port Stanley Tourist, Ontario
4 VIA Aldershor to subdury, Ontario
5 VIA Grimsby to Toronto, Ontario
6 About 9-10 GO Train rides
7 Agawa Tourist train, Ontario
That's all. Hope to soon go to Quebec City, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountaineer in BC.


Post by dudeursistershot » Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:08 pm

I've ridden the red, orange, and green lines of the MBTA, I lived in Quincy, MA for about 7 years and took MBTA bus #236 to school for two of those years (no school buses for middle/high school kids in Quincy).

I live in Westwood, MA now, and take the Commuter Rail into town whenever I go. The Franklin Line from Islington or the Attleboro Line from Route 128.

Christian S.

Post by Christian S. » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:47 pm

Being a big tourist railroad fan myself, I always make it a point to ride the trains as well as photograph them whenever I visit. I probably ride about 6 to 8 trains per year. It's alot of fun!

-Christian S.

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Post by M&Eman » Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:25 pm

NYC Subway
"The Erie only sells 1 way tickets on the NJ&NY because it only has a 99 year lease on the line."


Post by espee » Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:45 am

California Zephyr
Pikes Peak Cog Ry
Nevada Northern Ry
Durango & Silverton
Cumbres & Toltec
and several other tourist railroads.

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Post by B&MYoshi » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:30 pm

I often take MBTA Commuter Rail when I'm heading in. I also take the Red Line Subway.

Bay Head Local
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Radio Station

Post by dgraiani » Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:47 pm

I ride NJT almost daily. I take the Main/Bergen County Line from Suffern to Hoboken. Once at Hoboken, I take PATH to WTC... There's a radio station right across the street (at Trinity Centre) that I frequent. Both lines are great though because they go right through the meadowlands where most of the New York City AM stations' transmitter sites are. Main line, at the last grade crossing on the line, goes right by WOR radio's three, 689-foot towers. The Bergen line provides a great view of WOR's new site that they're building! Just the other day I saw a few guys on tower 2 putting up some of the last sections!
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Post by jogden » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:54 pm

i ride the train if theres a train that goes near where i am going! sometimes just for fun too.

during christmas break i took a 10,000 mile trip on amtrak. i am taking the "senic route" home in may so i can ride the cardinal. i have travelled the entire length of two amtrak transcontinentals, and travelled on both coasts. i have been on all but the talgo trains.

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Post by gprimr1 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:10 am

Regional to NYC and Boston

Vermonter to Amherst MA

MARC between Baltimore and DC.


Post by nev12 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:06 am

Just about every weekend you'll find me somewhere on th MBTA system in Boston. I now know all the stops on the whole system by heart.

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Post by ridintherails » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:51 am

Im 16, and trains have been my entire life, but i honestly hate riding them. I think its because im so used to acually being in the locomotive behind the control stand so much that i find it not exciting to just ride the train in a coach.

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