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AMUSEMENT PARK NOSTALGIA AMUSEMENT PARK NOSTALGIA This site contains a good resource of information about past amusement parks, their history, and their ultimate disposition. There are many pictures to show the memories folks had back "in the day". There are also a number of railroad references as many of these parks featured their own miniature railroads.
CENTRAL OF GEROGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY CENTRAL OF GEROGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Lots of resources for the Central of Georgia fan as well as news of recent events on the C of G route.
DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY RAILROAD PHOTO COLLECTION DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY RAILROAD PHOTO COLLECTION A great set of photos presented by the Denver Public Library portraying railroading in and around Colorado form the earliest years. Many Otto Perry photos also.
NEW MEXICO STEAM LOCOMOTIVE & RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEW MEXICO STEAM LOCOMOTIVE & RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY New Mexico group restoring Santa Fe 2926
NORTH AMERICAN RAIL CAR OWNERS ASSOCIATION NORTH AMERICAN RAIL CAR OWNERS ASSOCIATION Motorcar club with many excursions, information as well as for sale/wanted ads.
OFFICIAL SITE OF THE KATY RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY OFFICIAL SITE OF THE KATY RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY Official website for the Katy Railroad Historical Society
RAIL SPEEDERS.COM Large resource for speeder owners or enthusiasts.
RAILROAD STATION HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC. RAILROAD STATION HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC. An historical society dedicated to capturing and preserving railroad depots and structures and the heritage they represent.
RIO GRANDE MODELING & HISTORICAL SOCIETY RIO GRANDE MODELING & HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Rio Grande Modeling and Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history and modeling accuracy of the D&RGW Railroad.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVISION OF NARCOA Official website of the Rocky Mountain division of NARCOA. Excursions, meets, etc. are listed.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVISION OF THE TRAIN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION ROCKY MOUNTAIN DIVISION OF THE TRAIN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION The Rocky Mountain Division of the Train Collectors Association sponsors many swap meets and events as well as fostering the hobby of train collecting.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAILROAD CLUB Historical club for preserving history of railroading in the Coloraod Rockies
THE NC&STL PRESERVATION SOCIETY THE NC&STL PRESERVATION SOCIETY The NC&StL Preservation Society will do everything in its power to promote the preservation of buildings, rolling stock, right of way and motive power; and collect, organize and preserve artifacts, history and information related to the NC&StL Railway along with the memories of those who made sure the trains got 'to and from Dixieland'.

COMMERCIAL RAILROADS FREIGHT

BC RAIL BC RAIL BC Rail's website. Canada's third largest railway.
BNSF BNSF Burlington Northern Santa Fe website.
CN CN Canadian National website.
CONRAIL CONRAIL Conrail website.
CP RAIL Canadian Pacific Railway website.
CSX CSX CSX Corporation website. (coldfusion powered)
KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN Kansas City Southern Railroad website.
NORFOLK SOUTHERN NORFOLK SOUTHERN Norfolk Southern Railway website.
PORTLAND & WESTERN RAILWAY Portland & Western Railway website
UNION PACIFIC UNION PACIFIC Union Pacific website.

COMMERCIAL RAILROADS PASSENGER

ALASKA RAILROAD ALASKA RAILROAD Passenger tours of the beautiful state of Alaska.
AMTRAK AMTRAK Amtrak's official website.
DART DART Dallas Area Rapid Transit.
MASSACHUSETTES BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY MASSACHUSETTES BAY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY Massachusettes commuter rail website.
METRA RAIL METRA RAIL Metra Rail's website. Chicago area commuter rail system.
METROLINK METROLINK Southern California commuter rail website. Serving from Oxnard to Oceanside.
METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY Commuter Rail website serving New York, Long Island and vacinity.
RTD RTD Denver area Regional Transportation District.
UTA TRAX UTA TRAX Utah Transit Authority's Trax light rail system.
VIA RAIL VIA RAIL Canada's VIA Rail service website.

COMMERCIAL RAILROADS SHORT LINES

AMERICAN SHORTLINE RAILROAD ASSOCIATION AMERICAN SHORTLINE RAILROAD ASSOCIATION Association of Shortline operators and the clients/products on their lines.
BATH AND HAMMONDSPORT RAILROAD BATH AND HAMMONDSPORT RAILROAD Shortline operator in New York.
GENESEE & WYOMING RAILROAD GENESEE & WYOMING RAILROAD Owner of several shortlines in the US.
GUILFORD RAIL GUILFORD RAIL Guilford Rail website.
HEART OF GEORGIA RAILROAD HEART OF GEORGIA RAILROAD Shortline operator in Georgia.
OMNITRAX OMNITRAX Operator of 12 shortlines in the US and Canada.
PIONEER RAILCORP PIONEER RAILCORP Operator of a number of short lines including the Gettysburg Sceinc Railway.
RAILAMERICA RAILAMERICA Website for large shortline operator Railamerica, owner of 46 shortlines in North America.
TRANSTAR TRANSTAR Operator of a number of shortline railroads.
TWIN CITIES & WESTERN RAILROAD Shortline operator in Minnesota and South Dakota.
WATCO COMPANIES WATCO COMPANIES Shortline operator in sevaral states.

MODEL RAILROAD SUPPLIES / HOBBY SHOPS

CABOOSE HOBBIES CABOOSE HOBBIES The world's largest model train store just happens to be located in my town (or near it). Caboose Hobbies ships anywhere and has an awesome selection. Do not miss it if you are in Denver.
HISTORIC RAIL.COM HISTORIC RAIL.COM Books, model trains, supplies, etc.
MASON'S TRAINS MASON'S TRAINS Mason's Trains sells incredible precision-engineered live steam locomotives and assists with complete installation of your own authentic railway!
RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN HOBBIES RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN HOBBIES "G" and "F" Scale Model Railroad Supply specializing in Colorado Narrow Gauge, Fifteen years Outdoor Railroading in the Colorado High Country, Custom sound Installations, Custom weathering, Custom kit building, Specializing in battery operation and radio control. We carry most 1-20.3 scale kits and track. Check out their website for models that could pass for the real thing

MODEL RAILROAD WEBSITE

BILLINGS & PARADISE RAILROAD Nice description of Montana railroad history modeled in various cities.
MODEL RAILROAD RESOURCES Useful page sent to me by Peyton for planning, building, and developing your model railroad. Everything from materials to electrical and scenery tips and tricks to keep you going.
PEIDMONT DIVISION PEIDMONT DIVISION The Piedmont Division serves the Atlanta, Georgia area within the Southeastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association.

RAILFAN SITES

ABANDONED RAILS Thousands of miles of railroads have been abandoned in the United States, much of it in the last 40 years. All of these abandoned railways have a history and a story. This web site is dedicated to the preservation of the history of each of these former railroad lines and the companies that operated them.
AIRZONA RAIL PASSENGER ASSOCIATION AIRZONA RAIL PASSENGER ASSOCIATION The Arizona Rail Passenger Association (ARPA) is a volunteer group of concerned citizens working for better rail passenger service in the Desert Southwest. The site also hosts a number of pictures of depots in the area.
ALABAMA DEPOTS A nice collection of depots in Alabama
AMERICANRAILS.COM AMERICANRAILS.COM A website dedicated not only to bringing awareness about our country?s railroad history, both past and present, but also as a resource tool describing and educating about American railroading in general.
ARTHUR SYLVESTOR'S RAILROAD SITE Nice collection of some California area railroads in miniature as well as visits to attractions. Be sure to check out the Donner Pass pictures, great photo tour.
BUDD RDC.ORG BUDD RDC.ORG Website dedicated to the history of the Budd RDC.
BURLINGTON ROUTE HISTORICAL SOCIETY BURLINGTON ROUTE HISTORICAL SOCIETY The website of the Burlington Route Historical Society
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA RAILS A vast assortment of photos and links from railroading all around the U.S. There are even many graphics which may be used with proper credit.
CHICAGO AURORA AND ELGIN RAILWAY HISTORICAL WEBSITE CHICAGO AURORA AND ELGIN RAILWAY HISTORICAL WEBSITE Dedicated to the "Roarin' Elgin" (which ran through my boyhood town long before I was born). This site has many neat pictures of one of the greatest traction lines.
CHRIS D'S SCHOOL LINK Chris D's link from Mrs. Crawford's class. This link is Chris' suggestion as a resource for model/railroad history and information.
COLORADO RAILFAN.COM Great site for chronicling railroading in the Colorado
COLORADO RAILROADS COLORADO RAILROADS Welcome to Colorado Railroads, a blog for the past and present railroads serving the Centennial State. It's written by a Colorado native going back five generations, whose lifelong fascination with trains started at age 5 with the smell of creosote, sweat, steam, and coal smoke, and ends at the latest post right here.
CYBERSPACE WORLD RAILROAD A neat site containing links and information about all sorts of railroading, from models to clubs and excursions.
DAN'S WIG WAG SITE DAN'S WIG WAG SITE A list of working and collected wig wags in the US with pictures of each.
DENVER RIO GRANDE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION DENVER RIO GRANDE HISTORICAL FOUNDATION Website of the Devner Rio Grande Historical Foundation which is restoring the South Fork-Creede branch of the D&RGW.
DISCOVER LIVE STEAM DISCOVER LIVE STEAM Great resource for the live steamer of all guages, whether spectator or participant. Many supplier links and photos of meets. Scheduled meets are also posted.
DON'S DEPOT Huge assortment of pictures around the country and around the world.
DRGW.NET A nice site for following the legacy of the D&RGW.
GHOST DEPOT GHOST DEPOT Large collection of pictures of primarily D&RGW depots, & facilities but also other railroads.
GRAND SCALES QUARTERLY WEBSITE The website for the Grand Scales Quarterly publication serving the large scale railroader.
GREAT AMERICAN STATIONS GREAT AMERICAN STATIONS Great American Stations is a site dedicated to promoting the revitalization and redevelopment of rail passenger stations.
GUY GILROY'S RAILROAD HISTORY IN AMERICA A nicely put together site recounting the building of the transcontinental railroad and linking a nation. There are also a number if interesting links.
HIBBLEN RADIO ROCK ISLAND IN ARKANSAS. HIBBLEN RADIO ROCK ISLAND IN ARKANSAS. A nice reference of Rock Island buildings and places in Arkansas with many pictures.
HISTORY OF THE COTTON BELT ROUTE Cotton Belt Railway Historical site.
JERRY APPLEMAN'S PHOTO ALBUM You need to check this site out for a large assortment of pictures around the US.
KEN'S WEATHER & RAILROAD PAGE KEN'S WEATHER & RAILROAD PAGE This site has a lot of good links and photos. It also has a well maintained and current list of abandonments.
LIVE STEAMING LIVE STEAMING Great site with live steam from around the world.
MICHIGAN PASSENGER STATIONS A great site by Louis Van Winkle with professional quality pictures of many stations in Michigan and a few in neighboring states. Most are accompanied by a history of the building and the lines that ran past them.
MICHIGAN RAILROADS The world of Michigan railroading from models to scale to full size. News and photos too.
MIKE CONDREN'S RAILROAD PAGES Great collection of pictures mostly from the midwest over the last 54 years
MISSOURI DEPOTS MISSOURI DEPOTS A great site cataloging over 1,000 depots throughout Missouri and still growing! Very comprehensive with many, many pictures.
NEVADA NORTHERN & RAILROADS OF WHITE PINE COUNTY This is a nice site devoted to railroading in the eastern middle of the state -White Pine County. The author also contributes to RyPN.ORG on a regular basis.
PARTS GEEK RAILROAD HISTORY FOR KIDS PARTS GEEK RAILROAD HISTORY FOR KIDS A list of links kids can reference for railroading history, terms, pictures and other resources
PENNSYLVANIA RAILWAYS Information on various railroad attractions in the state of Pennsylvania.
RAIL PICTURES.NET Popular site for posting and sharing of railroad pictures.
RAIL SERVE RAILROAD DIRECTORY RAIL SERVE RAILROAD DIRECTORY An immense collection of links to model railroads, excursions, sites of historical interest and the like. Over 9,000 listed.
RAILROAD CLUBS OF THE WORLD A compiled directory of clubs of various guages and scales throughout the world.
RAILROAD REPORTING MARKS FROM TRAINS.COM A comprehensive list of reporting marks.
RAILWAY PRESERVATION NEWS RAILWAY PRESERVATION NEWS A great site with much news of current events in the railroad world. There are also forums and discussions. This site really launched my site as they were the first to link to me and get Google to notice me. Thanks.
ROCHESTER RAILFAN A good collection of railroading and railfan links in and around Rochester, NY and the rest of the state
RUSSELL CRUMP'S SANTA FE ARCHIVES RUSSELL CRUMP'S SANTA FE ARCHIVES Awesome collection of Santa Fe artifacts, doucments, and photos. Everything from depots to engines to plats of sidings.
SANTA FE SUBJECTS A great compilation of Santa Fe depot lists, facility lists, and rolling stock manitained by Evan Werkema. Very extensive.
SAVE UNION STATION SAVE UNION STATION Join the effort to help save Oklahoma City's Union Station. Like many historic rail sites, Union Station's future is uncertain.
SEATTLE GREAT NORTHERN HISTORY PAGE SEATTLE GREAT NORTHERN HISTORY PAGE History of the Seattle Great Northern Railroad given to me by Sadie L.
SHORTLINES OF SOUTHERN INDIANA SHORTLINES OF SOUTHERN INDIANA Many photos and information about shortline railroading in and around Southern Indiana by Brent Holt.
SO CAL RAILFAN SO CAL RAILFAN Railfan site dedicated to Southern California.
SOUTH WESTERN & PACIFIC RAILROAD Website of the N-scale Southwestern & Pacific Railroad and a large number pictures of real world depots and rail traffic.
SOUTHWEST SHORTS A great collection of photos and history by Wes Carr (BNSF employee) of many of the shortlines running in the southwest today.
STEAM LOCOMOTIVE.COM Comprehensive listing of existing and in many cases operating steam power.
STEAMING PRIEST Nice site by a Catholic priest that has built several live steam locomotives. Also many helpful engineering links.
TEXAS RAIL TRAIL TEXAS RAIL TRAIL The Texas Rail Trail is an alliance of rail operaters in the state of Texas that seeks to help publicize the offerings of its members.
THE OKLAHOMA LIST A great list of existing depots, locomotives, cars, etc on display throughout Oklahoma from John Kirk Jr.
TIM'S TRAINS A very professionally done site with many pictures and videos of layouts, parks, and full size trains. Get a cup of coffee first, there is a lot to look at.
TRAINWEB.COM TRAINWEB.COM Large website for news, history, articles, & forums related to railroading.
TRANS-CONTINENTAL RAILROAD HISTORY Brief history of the Trans-Continental Railroad provided by a student in Ms. Ward's class
TWIN PORTS RAILFAN AND RAILROADING Railroading captured from the twin ports area of the country.
UP STEAM SOUVENIERS UP STEAM SOUVENIERS The official site for purchasing UP Steam and Streamliner souveniers.
VJANDE.COM VJANDE.COM Railfan site with some interesting maps locating roundhouses throughout the US.
WESTERN RAIL IMAGES Very nice collection of pictures from the midwest to the west coast chronicling many fallen flags as well as those still operating.
WWW.GO-PARTS.COM/ARTICLE-KID-FRIENDLY-HISTORY-RAILROADS-AND-TRAINS.HTML A kid friendly history of railroads throughout the world.

RAILROAD BLOGS

CABOOSE LAW William Brotherton's chronicles of railroad movies, law and more.
WANDERIN' BILL Follow Bill as he hits virtually every ridable railroad across the southwest US this spring/summer. Great write ups and pictures as he chronicles his journey. Helpful in deciding where you may want to spend some time.

RAILROAD COMMUNICATIONS

ATCS MONITOR FOR WINDOWS Description and instructions for monitoring railroad traffic communications and dispatching via windows based pc and radio.
RAILROAD RADIO.NET Live streams of radio traffic around the country.
SIGNALDEPARTMENT.COM SIGNALDEPARTMENT.COM I very informative site describing how various railroad circuits work

RAILROAD MANUFACTURERS / SUPPLIERS

COLORADO RAILCAR COLORADO RAILCAR Colorado based builder of coaches and powered coaches, many of which are finding use on light rail lines today.
D.F. BARNHARDT & ASSOCIATES D.F. BARNHARDT & ASSOCIATES Sales and auctions of locomotives, cars, equipment, and even miniature trains and train sets. Check here for park size trains for sale.
DIAMOND CAR DIAMOND CAR Maker of 14-16 inch large scale railroad equipment.
EDWARDS RAIL CAR EDWARDS RAIL CAR Custom builder and rebuilder of Edwards rail cars. Perfect for short tourist lines or for handling lighter off peak season loads for excursion lines.
FOUNDRY101.COM For those that like to cast some of their own parts, this site provides supplies you may need to machine your own custom steam and other machine items.
LES KING MOTORCARS LES KING MOTORCARS Supplier of parts to the motorcar owner. If you need it, he's got it.
OZARK MOUNTAIN RAILCAR A locomotive and railcar restorer and reseller. Many neat items to browse through for building your own railroad.
RAIL MERCHANTS Reseller of locomotives and rolling stock.
REAL TRAINS Supplier of large scale railroad equipment and RAIL too.
S & S SHORTLINE LEASING LLC S & S SHORTLINE LEASING LLC Leasing/Sales company for locomotives, railcars, and parts.
SAFETRAN SYSTEMS SAFETRAN SYSTEMS Manufacturer of railroad grade crossing and trackside signal equipment.
TRAIN ON TIME TRAIN ON TIME Restorer of vintage handcars used on miniature railroads.
TRAIN SIGNALS.COM TRAIN SIGNALS.COM Builder of grand scale crossing signals, buildings, locomotives, and accessories.
WASATCH RAILROAD CONTRACTORS WASATCH RAILROAD CONTRACTORS Wasatch Railroad Contractors is a group of experienced professionals specializing in historic railroad restoration and repair. These are professionals with knowledge and skills you depend on to get the job done right the first time.

RAILROAD MEMORABLEIA / BOOKS / ARTIFACTS

BN RAIL STORIES Burlington Northern Adventures relate the personal experiences of the author, William J. Brotherton, who went "railroading" as a brakeman, conductor and trainmaster for the Burlington Northern Railroad system during the 1979-1982 period.
CABOOSE ART CABOOSE ART A nice collection of original water colors by George L. Wybenga. He has personally drawn these vanishing images of the past and tastefully captured their character. Copies can be ordered too.
HERITAGE METAL ART HERITAGE METAL ART Attractive metal silhouette images of railroading.
RAILFAN SPECIALTIES ONLINE Railfan Specialties Online is a great resource for those that operate railroad attractions. They can supply your gift shop needs.
RAILROAD ART BY SCOTTY RAILROAD ART BY SCOTTY Fine Art Prints of railroad locomotives and cabooses
SWCENTER.FORTLEWIS.EDU/IMAGES/SWIMAGESHOME.HTM#P026 A collection of photos from the Rio Grande Southern
TRAIN ROOM PHOTOGRAPHY TRAIN ROOM PHOTOGRAPHY High quality images of railroading from a local Coloradoan.

RAILROAD NEWS

DEPOT NEWS Railroad News and discussion forums daily.
HTTP://WWW.ALTAMONTPRESS.COM/DISCUSSION/LIST.PHP?1 Altamont press discussion board. Home of TrainNews and forums
RAILROAD NEWSLINE RAILROAD NEWSLINE Daily news and updates from the railroad world with a focus on the western states.
RAILWAY PRESERVATION NEWS Great site for news of railway preservation. Also articles, forums, and schedules of upcomming excursions. Great resource for the railroad fan.

RAILROAD PUBLICATIONS MAGAZINES

ALTAMONT PRESS ALTAMONT PRESS Railroad timetables, maps, forums and more.
RAILFAN & RAILROAD MAGAZINE RAILFAN & RAILROAD MAGAZINE Railroader news & information monthly.
TRAINS MAGAZINE TRAINS MAGAZINE Website for Railroader, Trains, Classic Trains, Garden Railways, & Classic Toy Trains magazines. Also news, resources, gifts, etc. related to railroading.

RAILROAD TRAINING

MODOC RAILROAD ACADEMY MODOC RAILROAD ACADEMY Modoc provides training for railroad careers.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RAILROAD SCIENCES Provides training for railroad careers.

RAILROAD WEBCAM

ALAMOSA TRAIN WEBCAM Webcam outside Alamosa depot.
BOONE & SCENIC VALLEY WEBCAM Webcam from Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
LIVE TRAINS LIVE TRAINS Live railcam allowing full control of zoom and direction.

RAILS TO TRAILS

ILLINOIS PRAIRIE PATH ILLINOIS PRAIRIE PATH Ameica's first great rails to trails project. Over 60 miles through the countryside of the Chicage suburbs.
MICKELSON TRAIL MICKELSON TRAIL The George S. Mickelson Trail, in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills, was completed in September of 1998. Its gentle slopes and easy access allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills. There are more than 100 converted railroad bridges and four hardrock tunnels along the trail.
RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONCERVANCY RAILS-TO-TRAILS CONCERVANCY Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

WORLDWIDE PASSENGER EXCURSIONS

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