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The 1830 introduction of the steam engine blazed a trail linking the East Coast to the West, transforming the United States and Canada into industrial powerhouses. Only a few steam engines remain operational today, painstakingly and lovingly preserved by a dedicated army of mostly volunteers scattered throughout the U.S. and Canada.

An in-depth look at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in North Carolina.
The Kingston flyer; the only two locomotives of their kind still operating in New Zealand.
The Cass Scenic and Durbin and the Greenbrier Valley railroads (WV), then back out west.
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Steamtown National Historic site (PA); Black Hills train (SD); Conway Scenic R.R. (NH).
Alberta Prarie Railway; Boone and Scenic Vally Railroad; Heber Valley Railroad (UT).
The White Pass and Yukon Route R.R. (AK); Tennessee Valley R.R.; Strasburg R.R. (PA).
Pacific Northwest: Mount Rainer R.R.; the Chehalis and Centralia R.R.; Kettle Stream R.R.
Nevada Northern R.R.; Grand Canyon Railway; Cumbres and Toltec Scenic.
An in-depth look at the famed Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Colorado.
An in-depth look at The Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad in Iowa.
An in-depth look at The Texas State Railroad.
New Zealand: Glembrook Vintage Railway; and one of the most unique railways in the world.
Profiling the three main scenic rail lines across New Zealand, each with a different feel.