The Walter E. Disney at Walt Disney World.

(Benjamin D. Esham / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

 

HERITAGE RAILROADS

Heritage Railroads in the United States

This is a list of heritage railroads with links in the United States; there are currently no such railroads in two U.S. states, Mississippi and North Dakota.

Note: Links will open in a separate window directly to the appropriate website.

 

Alaska

Tanana Valley Railroad Museum in Pioneer Park (1899 engine)

White Pass and Yukon Route Skagway, AK

 

Arizona

Arizona Railway Museum Chandler, AZ

Arizona State Railroad Museum Williams, AZ

Arizona Street Railway Museum (aka Phoenix Trolley Museum) Phoenix, AZ

Grand Canyon Railway Williams, AZ

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Scottsdale, AZ

Old Pueblo Trolley Tucson, AZ

Superstition Narrow Gauge Railroad Apache Junction, AZ

Verde Canyon Railroad Clarkdale, AZ

 

Arkansas

Arkansas and Missouri Railroad Springdale, AR

Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway Eureka Springs, AR

Fort Smith Trolley Museum Fort Smith, AR

Metro Streetcar Little Rock, AR

 

The Southern California Railway Museum's 2-6-2 Prairie.

(tkksummers, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

 

California

Angels Flight Los Angeles, CA

Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Los Gatos, CA (uses repurposed narrow gauge steam engines and is partly the inspiration for Walt Disney's theme park, Disneyland)

Calico and Odessa Railroad Calico, CA

California State Railroad Museum Sacramento, CA

California Western Railroad, also called The Skunk Train Fort Bragg, CA / Willits, CA

Disneyland Railroad Anaheim, CA (three locomotives are historic)

Fillmore and Western Railway Fillmore, CA (A short line used by Hollywood film industry. Lease agreement ended in 2021)

Ghost Town & Calico Railroad in Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, CA

Golden Gate Railroad Museum Sunol, CA

Napa Valley Wine Train Napa, CA

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad & Transportation Museum Nevada City, CA

Niles Canyon Railway Sunol, CA

Nut Tree Railroad Vacaville, CA

Pacific Coast Railroad in Santa Margarita Santa Margarita, CA

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Campo, CA

Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad Folsom, CA (oldest railroad west of the Mississippi)

Port of LA Waterfront Red Car San Pedro, CA (A rebuilt part of the original Pacific Electric Railway system. Closed in 2015)

Poway–Midland Railroad Poway, CA

Sierra Railway - Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Jamestown, CA

Red Car Trolley Anaheim, CA

Redwood Valley Railway Berkeley, CA

Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad Felton, CA

Sacramento RiverTrain West Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Southern Railroad Sacramento, CA

San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society San Bernardino, CA (AT&SF 3751 excursion trips)

San Diego Trolley Silver Line San Diego, CA

San Francisco Municipal Railway San Francisco, CA

San Jose Steam Railroad Museum San Jose, CA (Proposed)

San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum San Luis Obispo, CA

Santa Cruz, Big Trees and Pacific Railway Felton, CA

Sierra Railroad Jamestown, CA

Sonoma TrainTown Railroad Sonoma, CA

Southern California Railway Museum Perris, CA (Formerly known as the Orange Empire Railway Museum from 1956-2018)

Western Pacific Railroad Museum Portola, CA

Western Railway Museum Suisan, CA

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad Fish Camp, CA

 

Colorado

Colorado Railroad Museum Golden, CO

Como Roundhouse, Railroad Depot and Hotel Complex Como, CO

Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad Cripple Creek, CO

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Antonito, CO (Chama, NM)

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Durango, CO

Fort Collins trolley Fort Collins, CO

Georgetown Loop Railroad Georgetown, CO

Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad Leadville, CO

Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway Manitou Springs, CO

Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation Colorado Springs, CO

Platte Valley Trolley Denver, CO (now known as Denver Trolley)

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Alamosa, CO (Currently in receivership)

Royal Gorge Route Railroad Cañon City, CO

Ski Train Denver, CO

Tiny Town Railroad Morrison, CO

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Trolley Museum East Windsor, CT

Danbury Railway Museum Danbury, CT

Essex Steam Train Essex, CT (operated by the Valley Railroad Company)

Naugatuck Railroad and Railroad Museum of New England Thomaston, CT

Shore Line Trolley Museum East Haven, CT

 

Delaware

Wilmington and Western Railroad Wilmington, DE

 

Florida

Florida Railroad Museum Parrish, FL

Gold Coast Railroad Museum Miami, FL

Kirby Family Farm Train Williston, FL

Orlando & Northwestern Railway Tavares, FL (Closed in 2020)

Seminole Gulf Railway Ft. Myers, FL

Serengeti Express in Busch Gardens Tampa Tampa Bay, FL

Sugar Express Clewiston, FL

TECO Line Streetcar Tampa, FL

Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Railroad Tavares, FL (Closed in 2017)

Walt Disney World Railroad Bay Lake, FL (four locomotives are historic)

Wildlife Express Train at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Bay Lake, FL

 

Georgia

Agrirama Logging Train Tifton, GA (now called Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village)

Azalea Sprinter Nashville, GA 

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Blue Ridge, GA

Chickamauga Train from Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Chattanooga, TN

Georgia Coastal Railway St. Marys, GA

River Street Streetcar Savannah, GA (Out of service)

Georgia State Railroad Museum Savannah, GA

SAM Shortline Excursion Train Cordele, GA

Six Flags Over Georgia Park Railroad in Six Flags Over Georgia Austell, GA

Southeastern Railway Museum Duluth, GA

Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad Stone Mountain, GA

Tallulah Falls Railroad Museum Tallulah Falls, GA

 

Hawaii

Grove Farm Plantation Museum Railroad Lihue, HI

Hawaiian Railway Ewa, HI

Kauai plantation railroad Kauai, HI

Lahaina Ka'anapali & Pacific Railroad Sugar Cane Train Kauai, HI (Closed but expected to reopen)

 

Idaho

Silverwood Theme Park Athol, ID

Thunder Mountain Line (Closed in 2015)

 

A Monticello Railway Museum tourist train, being led by Wabash Railroad F7A No. 1189, rests in front of the Nelson's Crossing depot.

(Daniel Schwen, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

 

Indiana

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society New Haven, IN (For NKP 765 excursion trips, future)

Hesston Steam Museum Hesston, IN (For Hesston and Galena Creek excursions)

Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum North Judson, IN

Indiana Railway Museum French Lick, IN

National New York Central Railroad Museum Elkhart, IN

Ohio River Scenic Railway Tell City, IN

Whitewater Valley Railroad Connersville, IN

 

Iowa

Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad Boone, IA

Fourth Street Elevator Dubuque, IA

Midwest Central Railroad Mount Pleasant, IA

Midwest Electric Railway Mt. Pleasant, IA

 

Kansas

Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad Abilene, KS

Midland Railway Baldwin City, KS

 

Kentucky

Big South Fork Scenic Railway Stearns, KY

Bluegrass Railroad and Museum Versailles, KY

Kentucky Railway Museum New Haven, KY

Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation Irvine, KY (For C&O 2716 excursion trips)

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train Bardstown, KY (Between Bardstown and Limestone Springs)

 

Louisiana

Canal Streetcar Line New Orleans, LA

Louisiana Steam Train Association Jefferson, LA

Old Hickory Railroad Jackson, LA

Riverfront Streetcar Line New Orleans, LA

St. Charles Streetcar Line New Orleans, LA

 

Maryland

B&O Railroad Museum Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Streetcar Museum Baltimore, MD

National Capital Trolley Museum Colesville, MD

Walkersville Southern Railroad Walkersville, MD

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Cumberland, MD

 

Michigan

Coopersville and Marne Railway Coopersville, MI

Huckleberry Railroad Genesee Township, MI

Lake Linden & Torch Lake Railroad Lake Linden, MI (Track is on museum grounds)

Little River Railroad Coldwater, MI

Michigan Transit Museum Mount Clemens, MI

Quincy and Torch Lake Cog Railway Hancock, MI

Southern Michigan Railroad Society Clinton, MI

Steam Railroading Institute Owosso, MI

Weiser Railroad Dearborn, MI

 

Minnesota

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line Minneapolis, MN

Gopher State Railway Museum New Prague, MN

Excelsior Streetcar Line Twin Cities, MN

Ironhorse Central Railroad Chisago City, MN

Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad, Duluth, MN (Duluth River Train)

Minnesota Transportation Museum Saint Paul, MN

North Shore Scenic Railroad Duluth, MN

Northfield & Cannon Valley Railroad Northfield, MN (Closed in 2007)

Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway Osceola, WI

 

Mississippi

Cleveland Train Museum Cleveland, MS

 

Montana

Alder Gulch Shortline Railroad Nevada City, MT

Charlie Russell Chew Choo Lewistown, MT

 

Nevada

Nevada Northern Railway Ely, NV

Nevada State Railroad Museum Carson City, NV

Nevada Southern Railroad Museum Boulder City, NV

Virginia and Truckee Railroad Virginia City, NV

 

New Hampshire

Conway Scenic Railroad North Conway, NH

Hobo Railroad Lincoln, NH

Wilton Scenic Railroad Wilton, NH (Closed)

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Lincoln, NH

Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train Woodstock, NY

Mount Washington Cog Railway Coos County, NH

Silver Lake Railroad Silver Lake, NH

White Mountain Central Railroad Lincoln, NH

 

New Jersey

Black River and Western Railroad Ringoes, New Jersey

Woodstown Central Railroad Woodstown, NJ

Cape May Seashore Lines Tuckahoe, NJ

Delaware River Rail Excursions Phillipsburg, NJ

New Jersey Museum of Transportation Wall Township, NJ

Whippany Railway Museum Whippany, NJ

 

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad excursion train headed by locomotive 484 in 2015.

(Drew Jacksich from San Jose, California, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

 

New Mexico

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Chama, NM

New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society Albuquerque, NM (For AT&SF 2926 excursion trips)

Sky Railway Santa Fe, NM

 

North Carolina

Craggy Mountain Line Ashville, NC

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Bryson City, NC

Handy Dandy Railroad Denton, NC

New Hope Valley Railway Bonsal, NC

North Carolina Transportation Museum Spencer, NC

Tweetsie Railroad Blowing Rock, NC

 

Ohio

Age of Steam Roundhouse Sugarcreek, OH

Cedar Point and Lake Erie Railroad in Cedar Point Sandusky, OH

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Peninsula, OH

Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Nelsonville, OH

Kings Island & Miami Valley Railroad in Kings Island Kings Island, OH

Lake Shore Railway Association Wellington, OH (Lorain and West Virginia Railway)

Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad Lebanon, OH

Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway Grand Rapids, OH

Zanesville and Western Scenic Railroad Mount Perry, OH

 

Oklahoma

El Reno Trolley El Reno, OK

Oklahoma Railway Museum Oklahoma City, OK

 

DL&W No. 663, an 1948 EMD F3A along with its mate No. 664 at Steamtown in Scranton, PA.

(jpmueller99 from Shenandoah Valley of VA, USA, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

 

Pennsylvania

Allentown and Auburn Railroad Kutztown, PA

Bellefonte Historical Railroad Bellefonte, PA

Colebrookdale Railroad Boyertown, PA

Dry Gulch Railroad in Hersheypark Hershey, PA

Duquesne Incline Pittsburgh, PA

East Broad Top Railroad Rockhill Furnace, PA

Everett Railroad Duncansville, PA

Horseshoe Curve Incline Blair County, PA

Johnstown Inclined Plane Johnstown, PA

Kiski Junction Railroad Schenley, Pennsylvania(Operations suspended 2016)

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway Jim Thorpe, PA

Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad Middletown, PA

Monongahela Incline Pittsburgh, PA

New Hope and Ivyland Railroad New Hope, PA (New Hope Railroad)

Northern Central Railway of York New Freedom, PA

Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad Titusville, PA

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train Ashland, PA

Railroaders Memorial Museum Altoona, PA

Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad Port Clinton, PA

Reading Railroad Heritage Museum Hamburg, PA

Rockhill Trolley Museum Rockhill Furnace, PA

SEPTA Route 15 Philadelphia, PA (Service Suspended)

Steamtown National Historic Site Scranton, PA

Stewartstown Railroad Stewartstown, PA

The Stourbridge Line Honesdale, PA

Strasburg Rail Road Strasburg, PA

Tioga Central Railroad Exton, PA (Closed in 2019)

Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern Railroad Kempton, PA

Wawa and Concordville Railroad Concordville, PA (Closed in 1968)

West Chester Railroad West Chester, PA

Westmoreland Scenic Railroad (Closed in 2004)

Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association Mechanicsburg, PA

 

Rhode Island

Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad North Kingston, RI

 

South Dakota

Black Hills Central Railroad Keystone, SD (1880 Train)

Prairie Village, Herman and Milwaukee Railroad Lake County, SD

 

Tennessee

Dollywood Express in Dollywood Pigeon

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway Chattanooga, TN

MATA Trolley Memphis, TN

Southern Appalachia Railway Museum Knoxville, TN

Tennessee Central Railway Museum Nashville, TN

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Chattanooga, TN

Three Rivers Rambler Knoxville, TN

 

Texas

Austin Steam Train Association Cedar Park, TX (presently runs only diesel equipment)

Galveston Island Trolley Galveston, TX

Grapevine Vintage Railroad Grapevine, TX

Jefferson and Cypress Bayou Railway Jefferson, TX

Longhorn and Western Railroad San Antonio, TX (Texas Transportation Museum)

McKinney Avenue Transit Authority Dallas, TX

Rosenberg Railroad Museum Rosenberg, TX

San Antonio Railroad Heritage Museum Elmendorf, TX

Six Flags & Texas Railroad in Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, TX

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Park Railroad in Six Flags Fiesta Texas La Cantera, San Antonio, TX

Texas Railroad Museum Frisco, TX

Texas State Railroad Rusk, TX

 

Utah

Golden Spike National Historic Site Promontory Summit, UT

Heber Valley Railroad Heber City, UT

Lagoon Wild Kingdom Train Farmington, UT

 

Vermont

Green Mountain Railroad Burlington, VT

Steamtown, U.S.A. Bellows Falls, VT (Moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania as Steamtown National Historic Site)

 

Virginia

Busch Gardens Railway in Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, VA

Virginia Scenic Railway (Buckingham Branch) Staunton, VA

James River Rambler (Buckingham Branch) Richmond, VA

Virginia Museum of Transportation Roanoke, VA (For N&W 611 excursion trips)

 

Washington

Anacortes Railway Anacortes, WA (Defunct)

Chehalis–Centralia Railroad Chehalis, WA

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Yacolt, WA

George Benson Waterfront Streetcar Line Seattle, WA (Closed in 2005)

Issaquah Valley Trolley Issaquah, WA (Closed in 2020)

Inland Northwest Rail Museum Reardan, WA

Lake Whatcom Railway Wickersham, WA

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Elbe, WA

Pend Oreille Valley Railroad Usk, WA (Ended excursion service in 2016)

Snoqualmie Valley Railroad Snoqualmie, WA

Yakima Electric Railway Museum Yakima, WA

 

Cass Scenic Railroad Heisler No. 6 along with Shay No. 11 lead a loaded log train down the former C&O Greenbrier Division mainline.

(Shayfan at English Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

 

Wisconsin

East Troy Electric Railroad East Troy, WI

Kenosha Streetcar Kenosha, WI

Kettle Moraine Scenic Railway North Lake, WI (Closed in October 2001)

Lumberjack Steam Train Laona, WI

Mid-Continent Railway Museum North Freedom, WI

National Railroad Museum Ashwaubenon, WI (includes a small rail loop)

Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway Osceola, WI

Riverside and Great Northern Railway Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad Spooner, WI

 

Wyoming

Evanston Roundhouse Evanston WY

Union Pacific Steam Program Cheyenne, WY

Wyoming Transportation Museum Cheyenne, WY

 

Territories

Puerto Rico

Train of the South Arroyo, PR (Closed)

 

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Railroad Museums

 

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