History

The history of railroads and the trains that travel them is rife with stories of an era where trains, railroads and railroad companies changed the landscape of how people traveled for work and pleasure. The stories of these forgotten railways and classic locomotives are as fascinating now as they were decades ago, speaking to their timeless appeal.

The Orphan Train came to townThe Orphan Train came to town

July 22

The Orphan Train came to town

The Orphan Train movement, a precursor to child foster system operated between 1853 and 1929 and more than 250,000 orphaned, abandoned or homeless children were placed.

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