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Feb 22, 2021 10:59:17   #
Tony Hayman
 
I have always been fascinated by Steam Engines and on rare occasions I have been able to take a few pictures. I know that there are several “Photo Tours” where people are able to take staged and other photos of Steam Engines and other trains. However I have never found a website which has an active list of upcoming tours. Does anyone know of a website, or Facebook site that has this information?

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Feb 22, 2021 11:16:45   #
Dossile
 
The B&O museum in Baltimore has some prototype steam engines including the submissions to a contest that includes a steam turbine prototype from around 1832, 50-60 years before the steam turbine was officially invented. You can see the progression in the train engines from the Tom Thumb until the advent of combustion and electric engines up close and personal in the massive roundhouse and in the yard. I know that you asked for a tour, but if you’re on the east coast and love steam engines it’s worth a visit.

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Feb 22, 2021 11:22:15   #
Jay Pat Loc: Round Rock, Texas, USA
 
There is a trains forum here on the Hedgehog. Link is below.
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/s-131-1.html

Below is the link to my personal posts. There are steam train posts on most of the pages.
If you look for the second half of 2015 and into 2016 you can find a lot of different steam trains from my trip out west'
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/user-topic-list?usernum=7470

If you want to visit working steam and steam museums, Colorado has a lot to offer. Covid permiting.....

Hope this helps!
Pat

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Feb 22, 2021 11:34:34   #
bob7fred
 
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railroad / Reading and Northern RR in PA..//. Cass Scenic RR in WV - st Cass, you can camp in the mountains in a caboose. Then Ely, Nevada for the Nevada Northern. And lots more around. Cumbres and Toltec in southern Colorado, 64 mile trip.

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Feb 22, 2021 12:02:26   #
JBRIII
 
bob7fred wrote:
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railroad / Reading and Northern RR in PA..//. Cass Scenic RR in WV - st Cass, you can camp in the mountains in a caboose. Then Ely, Nevada for the Nevada Northern. And lots more around. Cumbres and Toltec in southern Colorado, 64 mile trip.


There is one in Cumberland, MD that runs in fall and maybe spring thru the mountains to Frostburg. They have just finished refurb, or about to, what will be the largest running locomotive in the country they say. Unfortunately, they have just determined all the ties must be replaced on the tracks at several million they don't have, so do not know when it may run again.

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Feb 22, 2021 12:15:35   #
Fotoartist Loc: Detroit, Michigan
 
Tony Hayman wrote:
I have always been fascinated by Steam Engines and on rare occasions I have been able to take a few pictures. I know that there are several “Photo Tours” where people are able to take staged and other photos of Steam Engines and other trains. However I have never found a website which has an active list of upcoming tours. Does anyone know of a website, or Facebook site that has this information?


If you like to shoot them too check out Lerro Photography. Pete Lerro is a great guy, BTW.
https://www.lerrophotography.com/photoshoots/railroad-photo-shoots/

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Feb 22, 2021 12:17:15   #
Drbobcameraguy Loc: Eaton Ohio
 
Tony Hayman wrote:
I have always been fascinated by Steam Engines and on rare occasions I have been able to take a few pictures. I know that there are several “Photo Tours” where people are able to take staged and other photos of Steam Engines and other trains. However I have never found a website which has an active list of upcoming tours. Does anyone know of a website, or Facebook site that has this information?


The roundhouse of steam in ohio I believe it is called. A major great place to visit. Up around Canton

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Feb 22, 2021 12:50:48   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
Tony Hayman wrote:
I have always been fascinated by Steam Engines and on rare occasions I have been able to take a few pictures. I know that there are several “Photo Tours” where people are able to take staged and other photos of Steam Engines and other trains. However I have never found a website which has an active list of upcoming tours. Does anyone know of a website, or Facebook site that has this information?


Here are some links.

The first link is to Steamtown in Scranton, Pa.
https://www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm

The second is for the Strasburg Railroad in Strasburg, Pa.
https://www.strasburgrailroad.com

The third is for the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona Pa.
https://www.railroadcity.org

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Feb 22, 2021 13:21:57   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
Tony Hayman wrote:
I have always been fascinated by Steam Engines and on rare occasions I have been able to take a few pictures. I know that there are several “Photo Tours” where people are able to take staged and other photos of Steam Engines and other trains. However I have never found a website which has an active list of upcoming tours. Does anyone know of a website, or Facebook site that has this information?


p.s.
Here's one I forgot for my previous post.

The Allegheny Portage Railroad in Gallitzen, Pa.
It's not steam, but keep it in mind. Before Horseshoe Curve was built there was no Railroad across the Allegheny Mountains. Passengers road trains from Pittsburgh or Philadelphia then were put in gondolas to be carried over the Alleghenys on a series of portage inclines. once they reached the other side they resumed their trip by rail.

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Feb 22, 2021 13:31:39   #
Dossile
 
Heber Valley Railroad transverses Provo Canyon in northern Utah. It’s a pretty ride with views of Mt Timpanogos. The rest mentioned above are great. I haven’t been to Altoona, but everything else, we’ve visited. The national railroad museum was Pork at its best with Senator Spectre going up against Senator Barbara McCulskie from Baltimore. The B&O in Baltimore lost but may still have the most trains. The dynamic exhibits at the national museum are a lot of fun and are well worth a visit.

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Feb 23, 2021 05:33:23   #
roxiemarty Loc: Florida
 
We rode the steam train and visited the railroad museum in Chama New Mexico. Wonderful experience!

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Feb 23, 2021 07:16:53   #
Gspeed Loc: Rhinebeck, NY
 
Tony Hayman wrote:
I have always been fascinated by Steam Engines and on rare occasions I have been able to take a few pictures. I know that there are several “Photo Tours” where people are able to take staged and other photos of Steam Engines and other trains. However I have never found a website which has an active list of upcoming tours. Does anyone know of a website, or Facebook site that has this information?


Have you considered taking the Silverton/Durango on a real steam engine. The scenery and photo ops are magnificent.

https://www.durangotrain.com/ride-us/-route#.YDTxymQ8IlQ

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Feb 23, 2021 07:24:55   #
malawibob Loc: South Carolina
 
And don't forget North Carolina which has at least 6 train tours. Not sure how many are steamers though.
https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/north-carolina/train-rides-nc/
I'm in SC but we tolerate odd types.

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Feb 23, 2021 07:31:13   #
bnsf
 
California State Railroad Muesum along with the Union Pacific Historical Society can also help you out if you like to take photos of Western Railroads. Kansas City Kansas has a Railroad Muesum.

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Feb 23, 2021 07:40:40   #
bnsf
 
St. Louis, MO and also in Chicago area is the Illinois Railroad Muesum which has Railroad Locomotives, Rolling stock along with Trolleys and PCC equipment from various Railroads in the nation. ILM is worth the trip when you are in the Chicago area.

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