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Park Trains : Railroads

Park train railroads in the U.S., sorted by state. These park trains are currently operational and open to the public. For sites about trains no longer running, see the Park Train category. Park trains are small gauge trains running in amusement parks, city parks and other public areas. Park trains usually have gauges larger than 7-1/2" but smaller than 3 feet. 12", 15", 18" and 30" gauges are common.

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Michigan - Detroit Zoo Railroad
Detroit, MI - The Tauber Family Railroad has been a favorite at the Zoo, serving nearly half a million passengers each year, since it was presented by The Detroit News in 1931. Since then, nearly half a million passengers have ridden the wonderfully fun miniature railroad each year. The locomotives were refurbished in 2008 with new coaches, rebuilt engines, gears, gauges, wheels and bodies. All aboard!

Today's train consists of two complete trains of six coaches each and one standby. All three locomotives were donated by the Chrysler Corp. in the 1950s. In 1982-83, the locomotives were renovated and new coaches were fabricated through a fund-raising campaign by The Detroit Zoological Society and The Detroit News.

Info: URL: https://detroitzoo.org/visit/zoo-attractions/tauber-family-railroad/ (Added: 1-Jul-2000)
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Michigan - House of David Amusement Park Railway Museum
Benton Harbor, MI - Welcome to Eden Springs Park formerly the House of David Amusement park, Railroad and Campground. The new owners plan to bring back the best of the past with the fun and entertainment of the last 100 years.
Info: URL: http://www.edenspringspark.com/ (Added: 24-Oct-2010)
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Michigan - Lake Linden and Torch Lake Railroad
Lake Linden, MI - The Lake Linden and Torch Lake Railroad provides rides on its completed 4-tenth mile loop thanks to the many donations and volunteers. The Shenandoah Boy's Ranch of Arcadia, Missouri volunteered over 3 summers to lay ties and rail which were donated by the Lake Superior and Ishpeming of Marquette. The Sarazin Logging Company, using timber donated by Bob and Ruth Nara, completed the trestle near Torch Lake. This provides a beautiful view of Torch lake and the Lake Linden Village Marina. Under the leadership of Brian Keeney, the railroad operates its 0-4-0 Porter No. 3 steam engine each Sunday from Noon to 4 pm. The museum's gas/hydraulic Plymouth engine operates on Saturdays from 10 am. to 4 pm. as well as weekdays when needed.

The Houghton County Historical Museum Complex in Lake Linden was once the site of the largest copper milling operation in North America. Today, it is home to our Museum, and also to the Lake Linden & Torch Lake Railroad, the one room Traprock Valley School House, the WPA era Leo Chaput Log Cabin and the Perl Merrill Research Center (which is our archives and genealogical facility). The HCHS Heritage Center, a former Congregational Church building built in 1887, is just around the corner.

We are located on M-26 in Lake Linden, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Museum building offers three floors of exhibits of local Copper Country mining, logging and cultural history. Included among the outdoor exhibits is a working Calumet & Hecla Mining Co. train with a 3í gauge Porter steam engine that was used to transport various materials at their mill and smelter sites. The steam train is now used for passenger tours and interpretation of the milling operation.

Info: URL: http://www.houghtonhistory.org/railroad.html (Added: 2-Dec-2016)
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Missouri - Arborway T. T. & Northwestern Railroad
Steelville, MO - Still under construction... 15" gauge private railroad.
Info: URL: http://www.arborwayrailroad.com (Added: 5-Feb-2007)
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Missouri - Kansas City Northern Railroad
Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Northern Railroad is an all volunteer, not for profit corporation in conjunction with the Kansas City, Missouri Parks & Recreation Dept. Our two restored Miniature Train Company (MTC) G-16 trains operate on 1/2 mile of 16" guage track with a 76' bridge & 110' tunnel. A third train is being restored.
Info: URL: http://www.kcnrr.com/ (Added: 12-Oct-2001)
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Missouri - Magic City Line Mini Train
Moberly, MO - The Magic City Line transports passengers of all ages on a great adventure. The miniature train leaves Lions Station for a one plus mile trip through Rothwell Park. There are special seats available that make riding comfortable for the elderly and disabled.

The trains, rails, and gardens were built by volunteers of the Rothwell Park Railroad, often working with donated and shared materials. The group operates under the Moberly Friends of the Park Foundation, a 501c3 Missouri corporation. The railroad operates through the sale of rides or group events, donations, and grants.

Info: URL: http://www.moberlyminitrain.com/ (Added: 6-Nov-2016)
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Missouri - The Wabash Frisco and Pacific Railroad Association, Inc.
Glencoe, MO - The Wabash, Frisco, and Pacific Association invites you to come aboard their 12 inch gauge live steam Railroad. The Railroad is open every Sunday, May thru October. Trains start their scheduled departures from the station at 11:15; the final train leaves at 4:15. The ride lasts about 30 minutes and travels along the scenic Meramec River. The WF&P is a non-profit, educational organization operated by members of the WF&P Association.
Info: URL: http://www.wfprr.com (Added: 30-Jan-1999)
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Missouri - Worlds Of Fun Railroad
Kansas City, MO - ELI or the Worlds Of Fun Railroad's engine is an american-style engine which originally began running in 1888 and was run on the main line until 1958 or eighty years. Worlds Of Fun's locomotive is a balloon stacked 4-4-0 american engine or the traditional locomotive for about one hundred years.

Worlds of Funís ELI is a reproduction of the original 4-4-0ís and was built by Crown Metal Products specifically for Worlds of Fun. ELI is a full scale working model, that weighs over 25 tons, and thatís just the tender and the engine. It is also currently powered by LP gas, not the more traditional coal, due to the fact that propane burns cleaner then coal. ELI currently runs on 36Ē narrow gauge track that is over a mile long, running around the original perimeter of the park.

Info: URL: https://www.worldsoffun.com/rides/Family-Rides/Worlds-of-Fun-Railroad (Added: 27-Aug-2000)
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Nebraska - Omaha Zoo Railroad.
Omaha, NE - All aboard! Take a ride on the Omaha Zoo Railroad. Climb aboard the Omaha's Zoo Railroad and take a ride on the steam locomotive.

The train is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Guests can board the train at the Omaha Depot, located on the north side of the Zoo near Red Barn Park, or at the African Lodge, located on the southeast corner of the Zoo.

Info: URL: http://www.omahazoo.com/visit/rides/train/ (Added: 17-Nov-2016)
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Nevada - Carson & Mills Park Railroad
Carson City, Nevada - Located in Mills Park. The CCRA operates the Carson & Mills Park Railroad, a miniature railroad built to 2 foot gauge standards. Currently the C&MPRR rosters 2 locomotives and 5 cars. The ride winds 1.3 miles through Mills Park
Info: URL: http://cencalrails.railfan.net/cmprr.html (Added: 11-Nov-2001)
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