I can add a bunch later, but here are two of my favorites. First, a funicular railway -- Angel's Flight in Los Angeles. This little railway operated from 1901 to 1969, when it was demolished for safety issues. But it was so beloved that Angelenos rebuilt it in a slightly different location and it is back in operation today.
The other is of the ferry "Solano" -- Southern Pacific's water link across the San Francisco Bay. The vessel carried an entire train of up to 48 cars across the bay! She was in service from 1879 to 1930, when a railroad bridge was complete, after which the Solana was scrapped and scuttled to create a breakwater near Antioch, CA.
cjpalermo is correct. The first depot on the C.M. St. Paul & Pacific main line in Missouri was at Powersville. Lucerne had a depot as well.
Somewhere on a USB drive I have a map saved that shows all the various railroads crossing Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and maybe a few other states. I'll see if I can locate it. I know I also have pictures of the depot at Powersville and Lucerne.
The depots at Powersville and Lucerne are identical design wise. A long freight house and a two story "house"--the lower being the office and living quarters above. I recall reading the C.M. St. P & Pacific used this layout in other states.
These two depots along with most of the others along this line were sold off and demolished. The rail line remains in use.
This train doesn't go through Lucerne, but it does pass through Bern. This old, Swiss card shows the BLS Loetschbergbahn, or Bern-Loetschberg-Simplon railway. This was the largest private, standard gauge network on the Swiss rail system throughout the 20th century. Although it was a private system, the Canton of Bern owned most of the stock in the company.
This card is dated 14 October 1913, from the Brig rail station p.o. View shows the train stopped at Blausee, with the peaks of Fisistock, Balmhorn, and Altels labelled.
Here's a train I'd love to ride! The Union Pacific Streamliner. The specs are on the front and it has an Green River & Portland RPO on the back. I also like the sender's comment: "This is some train. Smooth as glass -- like an Oldsmobile."