Trip Report – Monticello Railway Museum

Trip Report – Monticello Railway Museum

I’ve been interested in visiting the Monticello Railway Museum for some time, and that interest grew considerably in 2010, when steam locomotive Southern 401 was restored to operating condition. It took me another year before finally making it there. I arranged with...
Trip Report – Rock Island Train Festival

Trip Report – Rock Island Train Festival

The Rock Island Train Festival was the country’s biggest railroading event during the hot summer of 2011. The four-day event was held along the Mississippi Riverfront in downtown Rock Island, IL on park land and the adjacent rail yards.   Among the...