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    Moderator: Jeff Smith
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  • General Discussion - Passenger Rail
    General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.
    Moderators: gprimr1, mtuandrew
    1196 Topics
    14465 Posts
    Last postRe: Hydrogen is the future!
    by lpetrichView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:51 pm
  • Amtrak
    Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.
    Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, Amtrak67 of America, Tadman, gprimr1
    8627 Topics
    241389 Posts
    Last postRe: Amtrak Hiawatha Discussio…
    by GWoodleView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:03 pm
  • California Commuter & Transit
    Discussion related to commuter rail and transit operators in California past and present including Los Angeles Metrolink and Metro Subway and Light Rail, San Diego Coaster, Sprinter andMTS Trolley, Altamont Commuter Express (Stockton), Caltrain andMUNI (San Francisco), Sacramento RTD Light Rail, and others...
    Moderator: lensovet
    306 Topics
    3545 Posts
    Last postRe: California High-Speed Rai…
    by TadmanView the latest post
    Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:19 am
  • Canadian Passenger Operations: AMT, Go Transit, VIA, etc.
    Discussion of Canadian Passenger Rail Services such as AMT (Montreal), Go Transit (Toronto), VIA Rail, and other Canadian Railways and Transit
    Moderator: Ken V
    714 Topics
    5457 Posts
    Last postRe: VIA Ocean questions
    by NS VIA FANView the latest post
    Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:00 pm
  • Chicagoland Commuter & Transit
    Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.
    Moderators: JamesT4, metraRI
    1837 Topics
    22368 Posts
    Last postRe: Railfanning Tips
    by MACTRAXXView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:20 pm
  • DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)
    Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.
    Moderators: mtuandrew, Robert Paniagua, therock
    1473 Topics
    18278 Posts
    Last postRe: MTA Purple Line Bethesda …
    by farecardView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:48 pm
  • Florida Commuter Rail: Metrorail, Sunrail, Tri-Rail and Proposals
    Discussion about Florida passenger rail operations including proposals. Official web-sites:
    Miami/Dade Metrorail, Sunrail (Orlando), and Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority
    For Virgin Rail/Brightline: Virgin Trains Worldwide (includes Brightline)
    Moderator: Kurt-Trirail
    146 Topics
    2802 Posts
    Last postRe: Serious Talk of a Monorai…
    by TadmanView the latest post
    Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:58 pm
  • Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
    Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
    Moderator: Liquidcamphor
    5486 Topics
    80037 Posts
    Last postRe: Queens Tower RIP
    by krispyView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:00 pm
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
    Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
    Moderators: CRail, sery2831
    4005 Topics
    115785 Posts
    Last postRe: Yard 21 - Somerville
    by GP40MC1118View the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:28 pm
  • MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
    Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line
    Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, nomis, Jeff Smith, FL9AC
    3476 Topics
    66181 Posts
    Last postRe: CTrail Hartford Line Down…
    by daybeersView the latest post
    Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:09 pm
  • NYC MTA Subway and Rail, PATH and SIRT
    Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).
    Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain
    1704 Topics
    15600 Posts
    Last postRe: Laguardia-LGA: Airtrain o…
    by lpetrichView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:37 pm
  • New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
    Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.
    Moderators: Tadman, nick11a, ACeInTheHole, Kaback9
    6185 Topics
    157884 Posts
    Last postRe: The Raritan Valley Line T…
    by njt/mnrrbuffView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:41 pm
  • SEPTA (and PATCO)
    Discussion relating to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia Metro Area). Official web site can be found here:www.septa.com. Also including discussion related to the PATCO Speedline rapid transit operated by Delaware River Port Authority. Official web site can be found here:http://www.ridepatco.org/.
    Moderator: AlexC
    3809 Topics
    74929 Posts
    Last postRe: Future of Route 15 as a t…
    by liftedjeepView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:29 pm
  • Virgin Trains Worldwide (includes Brightline)
    This is a forum for all operations, both current and planned, of Virgin Rail USA formerly known as Brightline, and Virgin Worldwide Rail operations, past and present.
    Websites: Current Brightline
    Virgin USA
    Virgin UK
    Moderator: CRail
    27 Topics
    2492 Posts
    Last postRe: Virgin/Brightline Station…
    by farecardView the latest post
    Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:13 pm
  • General Class I and II Discussion
    For topics on Class Iand II passenger and freight operations more general in nature and not specifically related to a specific railroad with its own forum.
    Moderator: Jeff Smith
    224 Topics
    2111 Posts
    Last postRe: Rail from 1885 found. Nee…
    by Engineer SpikeView the latest post
    Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:48 pm
  • BNSF Railway (Burlington Northern Santa Fe)
    Discussion related to BNSF operations. Official site: BNSF.COM
    Moderator: Komachi
    685 Topics
    3002 Posts
    Last postRe: Chicago Division symbols
    by commissionerView the latest post
    Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:55 pm
  • Canadian National/Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western
    Discussion relating to the Canadian National, past and present. Also includes discussion of Illinois Central and Grand Trunk Western and other subsidiary roads (including Bessemer & Lake Erie and the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway). Official site: WWW.CN.CA
    Moderators: Komachi, Ken V
    351 Topics
    2074 Posts
    Last postRe: GP-9 fuel tanks
    by Engineer SpikeView the latest post
    Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:42 pm
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
    Discussion relating to the past and present operations of CPR. Official web site can be found here:CPR.CA.
    Moderators: Komachi, Ken V
    294 Topics
    1515 Posts
    Last postRe: CP says they will look in…
    by mtuandrewView the latest post
    Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:53 pm
  • Conrail - 1976 to the Present
    Discussion related to the operations and equipment of Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail) from 1976 to its present operations as Conrail Shared Assets. Official web site can be found here:CONRAIL.COM.
    Moderators: TAMR213, keeper1616
    453 Topics
    4056 Posts
    Last postWhy dod CR tear down Bethlehe…
    by carajulView the latest post
    Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:51 pm
  • CSX Transportation
    Discussion of the operations of CSX Transportation, from 1980 to the present. Official site can be found here: CSXT.COM.
    Moderator: MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
    1923 Topics
    18659 Posts
    Last postRe: CSX Fitchburg Secondary D…
    by johnhenryView the latest post
    Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm
  • Ferromex and other Mexican Operations
    Discussion concerning Mexico's Class I railroad, and other Mexican rail operations. Official web-site: https://www.ferromex.com.mx/index-eng.jsp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
    KSC Mexican operations should remain in the KCS forum.
    Moderator: Jeff Smith
    26 Topics
    159 Posts
    Last postFXE (Groupo Mexico) to aquire…
    by SD70ACe-T4View the latest post
    Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:08 am
  • Kansas City Southern and Affiliates
    Discussion related to the past and present operations of Kansas City Southern Lines, including affiliates Texas Mexican Railway, Grupo Transportation Ferroviaria Mexicana (TFM), and Panama Canal Railway Co. Official web site can be found here: KCSOUTHERN.COM.
    Moderator: GOLDEN-ARM
    96 Topics
    350 Posts
    Last postRe: NYSE:KSU Discussion
    by Jeff SmithView the latest post
    Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:33 am
  • Norfolk Southern
    Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here:NSCORP.COM.
    1005 Topics
    6318 Posts
    Last postRe: NS On the NEC
    by SEPTAR2NewarkView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:57 pm
  • Union Pacific
    Discussion about the Union Pacific operations past and present. Official site can be found here: UPRR.COM.
    Moderator: GOLDEN-ARM
    830 Topics
    4042 Posts
    Last postRe: Will the big boy ever com…
    by BackshophossView the latest post
    Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:24 pm
  • Alaska Railroad
    Discussion concerning the Alaska Railroad. Alaska Railways Website
    Moderator: GOLDEN-ARM
    25 Topics
    116 Posts
    Last postRe: ARR #201, 202, 204 photos…
    by nydepotView the latest post
    Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:05 pm
  • Florida East Coast Railway
    Discussion relating to the FEC operations, past and present. Includes Brightline. Official web site can be found here:FECRWY.COM.
    Moderator: GOLDEN-ARM
    145 Topics
    2804 Posts
    Last postRe: Vero Beach
    by TeutobergerwaldView the latest post
    Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:33 pm
  • Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Class II & III Lines
    For discussion of the various Class II and III Lines of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Railroad Holding Co. short-lines which do not have their own forums as noted:

    Providence and Worcester

    Their website is here: GWRR.com
    A list of their holdings is here: Wikipedia List
    33 Topics
    2854 Posts
    Last postRe: St. Lawrence & Atlantic R…
    by MEC407View the latest post
    Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:55 pm
  • Great Lakes Central Railroad
    For discussion of the GLC. The GLC is a Class II regional railroad operating over former Penn Central lines in Michigan. Their website is here: GLCRailroad.com
    3 Topics
    35 Posts
    Last postRe: Customers?
    by jimnorthwoodView the latest post
    Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:32 pm
  • Indiana Rail Road
    For discussion of the Indiana Railroad. The Indiana Rail Road (reporting mark INRD) is a Class II railroad operating in Indiana and Illinois over former Illinois Central lines. Website: www.inrd.com
    1 Topics
    2 Posts
    Last postRe: CECX 1919
    by BackshophossView the latest post
    Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:13 pm
  • Iowa Interstate Railroad
    For discussion of the Iowa Interstate. The Iowa Interstate Railroad (reporting mark IAIS) is a Class II railroad operating in the central United States. The railroad is owned by Railroad Development Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Website: iaisrr.com
    19 Topics
    76 Posts
    Last postThree new Evolution Series lo…
    by Jeff SmithView the latest post
    Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:36 am
  • Montana Rail Link
    Montana Rail Link (reporting mark MRL) is a privately held Class II railroad in the United States. MRL, which operates on trackage originally built by the Northern Pacific Railway, is a unit of the Washington Companies, and is headquartered in Missoula, Montana. Website: montanarail.com
    9 Topics
    40 Posts
    Last postRe: Montana Rail Link SD70ACes
    by NorthWestView the latest post
    Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:40 pm
  • New York, Susquehanna & Western - Past and Present
    Discussion related to New York, Susquehanna & Western operations past and present. Also includes some discussion related to Deleware Otsego owned and operated shortlines. Official web site can be found here:NYSW.COM.
    Moderators: GOLDEN-ARM, NJ Vike
    778 Topics
    9162 Posts
    Last postRe: Utica Branch Discussion T…
    by ut-1View the latest post
    Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:26 pm
  • Paducah and Louisville Railway
    The Paducah & Louisville Railway (reporting mark PAL) is a Class II railroad that operates freight service between Paducah and Louisville, Kentucky. Website: www.palrr.biz
    1 Topics
    5 Posts
    Last postRe: PAL operations Louisville…
    by cifn2View the latest post
    Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:49 am
  • Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)
    Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
    Moderator: MEC407
    1782 Topics
    47620 Posts
    Last postRe: Should Pan Am be concerne…
    by CN9634View the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:03 pm
  • Providence and Worcester Railroad
    Topics relating to the operation of the P&W Railroad, which is a subsidiary of Genesee and Wyoming. Regional freight railroad based in Worcester and operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York.
    Official Website
    Moderator: MEC407
    175 Topics
    1930 Posts
    Last postRe: Pawtucket Mayor to STB: d…
    by troffeyView the latest post
    Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:18 pm
  • Reading, Blue Mountain, and Northern Railroad
    The Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad (reporting mark RBMN) (a.k.a. Reading and Northern Railroad) is a regional railroad operating in eastern Pennsylvania. Website: http://www.rbmnrr.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
    39 Topics
    183 Posts
    Last postRe: R&N adds to its F unit fl…
    by mcgrath618View the latest post
    Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:36 pm
  • Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
    The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway (reporting mark WE) is a Class II regional railroad that provides freight service, mainly in the U.S. state of Ohio. Website: http://www.wlerwy.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
    8 Topics
    17 Posts
    Last postRe: W&LE Trackage Rights to H…
    by mmi16View the latest post
    Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:21 pm
  • Wisconsin and Southern Railroad
    The Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (reporting mark WSOR) is a Class II regional railroad in southern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. It operates former Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road) and Chicago and North Western Transportation Company (C&NW) trackage, mostly acquired by the state of Wisconsin in the 1980s. It is owned by WATCO. Website:https://www.watcocompanies.com
    1 Topics
    1 Posts
    Last postDome cars for "North Pole" vi…
    by Ken VView the latest post
    Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:28 am
  • General Discussion: Short Lines, Industrials, and Military
    A general discussion about shortlines, industrials, and military railroads
    Moderator: Aa3rt
    469 Topics
    2486 Posts
    Last postRe: Current Military Rail Ope…
    by riffianView the latest post
    Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:46 pm
  • Arcade & Attica Railroad
    All about the Arcade & Attica Railroad
    Moderator: Benjamin Maggi
    262 Topics
    2571 Posts
    Last postRe: ARA excursion in the 70's…
    by Benjamin MaggiView the latest post
    Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:45 am
  • Central Maine & Quebec Railway (formerly Montreal, Maine & Atlantic / Bangor & Aroostook)
    Discussion of present-day CM&Q operations, as well as discussion of predecessors Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad (BAR).
    Moderator: MEC407
    349 Topics
    6736 Posts
    Last postRe: CMQ for sale?
    by ZekeView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:10 am
  • Genesee Valley Transportation Family (DLWR, FRR, MAN, DL)
    Discussion about shortline operator Genesee Valley Transportation, operator of the Delaware-Lackawanna; the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern, the Falls Road Railroad; Depew, Lancaster & Western; and the Lowville & Beaver River railroads. Official site: GVTRAIL.COM.
    Moderator: metman499
    179 Topics
    1251 Posts
    Last postRe: MA&N line to Newton Falls…
    by BillMView the latest post
    Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:28 pm
  • Iowa Pacific Holdings Class III Lines
    Discussion about Iowa Pacific Holdings and their various railroad operations. For passenger trains see also regional or tourist forums below. IP no longer operates the Hoosier State, see this topic in Amtrak: http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=104574
    Official site: http://www.iowapacific.com
    Moderator: Aa3rt
    13 Topics
    399 Posts
    Last postRe: San Luis & Rio Grande Rai…
    by woodeenView the latest post
    Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:30 am
  • Livonia, Avon, & Lakeville Family (LAL, BH, WNYP)
    Discussion pertaining to the past and present operations of the LAL, the WNYP, and the B&H. Official site:LALRR.COM.
    Moderator: Luther Brefo
    415 Topics
    4317 Posts
    Last postWill the 6 axle units come he…
    by JeffofAvonView the latest post
    Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:40 pm
  • Morristown & Erie Rail Operations
    Discussion about the M&E, RVRR and SIRR lines of New Jersey, and also the Maine Eastern operation in Maine. Official web site can be found here:www.merail.com.
    Moderators: GOLDEN-ARM, mikec, cjl330
    309 Topics
    5621 Posts
    Last postRe: Current M&E Roster
    by Sid FarkusView the latest post
    Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:37 am
  • New York & Atlantic Railway/NYNJ Rail
    Discussion related to NYAR operations on Long Island. Official web site can be found here:www.anacostia.com/nyar/nyar.html. Also includes discussion related to NYNJ Rail, the carfloat operation successor to New York Cross Harbor that connects with NYAR.
    749 Topics
    11578 Posts
    Last postCurrent status of NYA MP15AC …
    by LINYARailfanView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:09 pm
  • OmniTRAX Class III Lines
    For the discussion of the various Class III lines owned and operated by OmniTRAX: ATN - Alabama & Tennessee River Railway; BRG Brownsville & Rio Grande International Railway; CTRW Carlton Trail Railway; CTXR Central Texas & Colorado River Railway; CRL Chicago Rail Link; DCC Decatur Central Railroad; FCR Fulton County Railway; GFRR Georgia & Florida Railway; GWRC Georgia Woodlands Railroad; GWR Great Western Railway of Colorado; IR Illinois Railway; KFR Kettle Falls International Railway; MJ Manufacturers' Junction Railway; NKCR Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway; NSR Newburgh & South Shore Railroad; NOW Northern Ohio and Western Railway; PNR Panhandle Northern Railroad; PIR Peru Industrial Railroad; SS Sand Springs Railway; STE Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad
    Moderator: Aa3rt
    10 Topics
    21 Posts
    Last postRe: OmniTRAX acquires Winches…
    by DcellView the latest post
    Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:33 pm
  • Pioneer Railcorp Family of Lines
    Web-Site: http://www.pioneer-railcorp.com/index.html: Alabama Railroad Co. (ALAB); Decatur Junction Railway Co. (DT); Elkhart & Western Railroad Co. (EWR); Fort Smith Railroad Co. (FSR); Garden City Western Railway, Inc. (GCW); Gettysburg & Northern Railroad Co. (GET); Georgia Southern Railway Co. (GS); Indiana Southwestern Railway Co. (ISW); Keokuk Junction Railway Co. (KJRY); Kendallville Terminal Railway Co. (KTR); Michigan Southern Railroad Company (MSO); Mississippi Central Railroad Co. (MSCI; Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railway (NDW); Pioneer Industrial Railway Co. (PRY); Ripley & New Albany Railroad Co. (RNA); Shawnee Terminal Railway Company (STR); Vandalia Railroad Co. (VRRC);
    Moderator: Aa3rt
    7 Topics
    324 Posts
    Last postRe: Napoleon, Defiance & West…
    by jimnorthwoodView the latest post
    Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:01 pm
  • Progressive Rail Family of Lines
    http://www.progressiverail.com
    Includes Central Midland Railway (CMR), Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad (COER), Iowa Traction Railway (ITR), Iowa Southern Railway (ISRY), Piedmont & Northern Railroad (PN), and the Wisconsin Northern Railroad(WN).
    Moderator: Aa3rt
    8 Topics
    12 Posts
    Last postSt. Paul and Pacific Northwes…
    by Jeff SmithView the latest post
    Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:21 am
  • R.J.Corman Railroad Group
    For discussion of R.J. Corman Railroad Group Operations. R.J. Corman has several short lines switching operations across the U.S. Official Website: https://www.rjcorman.com
    Moderator: Nicolai3985
    17 Topics
    126 Posts
    Last postRe: RJ Corman Pennsylvania Li…
    by StatkowskiView the latest post
    Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:15 pm
  • WATCO Companies Class III Lines
    For discussion of the various Class III Lines of WATCO Companies. Class II holdings should be discussed in the relevant separate forums above.

    Their website is here: http://www.watcocompanies.com/
    A list of their holdings is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watco_Companies
    21 Topics
    149 Posts
    Last postRe: Decatur & Eastern
    by Shortline614View the latest post
    Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:14 pm
  • Canadian Railfan
    Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Canada. For specific railroad questions, see Fallen Flags and Active Railroads categories.
    Moderator: Ken V
    304 Topics
    1610 Posts
    Last postRe: Rail-fan around Calgary,B…
    by ozibobView the latest post
    Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:52 pm
  • DelMarVa & Washington, D.C. Railfan
    Discussion pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
    Moderator: therock
    377 Topics
    2361 Posts
    Last postRe: Stainless Steel car on th…
    by jhdeasyView the latest post
    Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:23 pm
  • Midwestern Railfan
    Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in the American Midwest, including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Kansas. For questions specific to a railroad company, please seek the appropriate forum.
    Moderator: railohio
    991 Topics
    3936 Posts
    Last postRe: Railfanning Advice for Cl…
    by njt/mnrrbuffView the latest post
    Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:01 pm
  • New England Railfan
    Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England
    Moderators: MEC407, NHN503
    2659 Topics
    56741 Posts
    Last postRe: Conway Scenic Railroad (C…
    by ericofmaineView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:16 pm
  • New Jersey Railfan
    Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New Jersey
    Moderator: David
    3950 Topics
    73239 Posts
    Last postRe: NS HO-7 through Rutherford
    by waldwickrailfanView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:26 pm
  • New York State Railfan
    Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
    Moderator: Otto Vondrak
    5153 Topics
    81871 Posts
    Last postRe: 2020 Spring Train Show Sc…
    by MACTRAXXView the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:23 pm
  • Pacific Northwest Railfan
    Discussion related to railroading activities past and present in the American Pacific Northwest (including Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and southern British Columbia).
    Moderator: lbshelby
    87 Topics
    448 Posts
    Last postRe: Yreka Western
    by kevin.brackneyView the latest post
    Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:30 am
  • Pennsylvania Railfan
    Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in Pennsylvania
    Moderator: bwparker1
    1755 Topics
    11142 Posts
    Last postRe: Union Pacific Heritage Un…
    by TeutobergerwaldView the latest post
    Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:41 pm
  • Southeastern Railfan
    Discussion related to railroad activities past and present in West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennesee, Alabama, Arkansas and Loiusiana. For discussion specific to Washington, D.C/DelMarVa, please click here.
    321 Topics
    1130 Posts
    Last postSBD line abandonment in AL - …
    by BR&PView the latest post
    Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:57 pm
  • Western Railfan
    Pertaining to all railroad subjects, past and present, in the American West, including California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, and The Dakotas. For specific railroad topics, please see the Fallen Flags and Active Railroads categories.
    Moderator: Komachi
    385 Topics
    1566 Posts
    Last postSouth Dakota Selling State Ow…
    by Jeff SmithView the latest post
    Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:51 am
  • Worldwide Railfan
    Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
    Moderators: Komachi, David Benton
    1898 Topics
    13480 Posts
    Last postRe: Germany: Ludwigshafen/Rhe…
    by ExCon90View the latest post
    Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:45 pm
  • General Discussion: Fallen Flags
    This forum is for discussion of "Fallen Flag" roads not otherwise provided with a specific forum. Fallen Flags are roads that no longer operate, went bankrupt, or were acquired or merged out of existence.
    Moderator: Nicolai3985
    287 Topics
    864 Posts
    Last postRe: The Term "Fallen Flags" i…
    by 2nd trick opView the latest post
    Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:11 pm
  • Anthracite Railroads - CNJ, L&HR, LNE, LV and RDG
    Discussion of the historical operations related to the Central Railroad of New Jersey; Lehigh & Hudson River; Lehigh & New England; Lehigh Valley; and the Reading Company. Visit the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society for more information.
    Moderators: scottychaos, David, Franklin Gowen, CAR_FLOATER, metman499, Marty Feldner
    742 Topics
    4820 Posts
    Last postRe: L&HR station signage
    by GOLDEN-ARMView the latest post
    Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:59 pm
  • Baltimore & Ohio/Chesapeake & Ohio/Western Maryland
    Discussion relating to the B&O up to it's 1972 merger into Chessie System. Visit the B&O Railroad Historical Society for more information. Also discussion of the C&O up to 1972. Visit the C&O Historical Society for more information. Also includes the WM up to 1972. Visit the WM Historical Society for more information.
    309 Topics
    1310 Posts
    Last postRe: B&O Bus Service to New Yo…
    by BARView the latest post
    Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:10 am
  • Boston & Maine/Maine Central
    Discussion relating to the pre-1983 B&M and MEC railroads. For current operations, please see the Pan Am Railways Forum.
    Moderator: MEC407
    830 Topics
    9177 Posts
    Last postRe: Maine Central Steam Locom…
    by MEC407View the latest post
    Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:25 pm
  • Burlington Northern, GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF
    Discussion relating to the BN, and its predecessors GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF, and their subsidiaries. Visit the Friends of the Burlington Northern for more information.
    114 Topics
    435 Posts
    Last postRe: Should BN Have Merged Wit…
    by mtuandrewView the latest post
    Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:10 pm
  • Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
    Discussion of the CNJ (aka the Jersey Central) and predecessors Elizabethtown and Somerville, and Somerville and Easton, for the period 1831 to its inclusion in ConRail in 1976. The historical society site is here: http://www.jcrhs.org/
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    Last postRe: Founders of the CNJ?
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    Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:29 am
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    Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:49 am
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    257 Posts
    Last postRe: LNE Green Acres PA?
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    Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:08 pm
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    Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:38 am
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    Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:29 am
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    Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:33 pm
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    Discussion of the NYO&W Railway and predecessor New York and Oswego Midland Railroad (NY&OM) for the period 1866 to its abandonment in 1957. Visit the historical site here: O&WRHS.
    Moderators: David, CAR_FLOATER
    28 Topics
    126 Posts
    Last postRe: "Chasing A Ghost: The O&W…
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    Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:51 am
  • Norfolk & Western, VGN, WAB, NKP, P&WV, ACY, IT
    Discussion related to the Norfolk & Western, up to 1982. Also includes discussion of the Virginian Railway (1959); Wabash; Nickel Plate; Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway; Akron, Canton & Youngstown Raiload (all 1964); and the Illinois Terminal (1981).
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    Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:36 am
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    Discussion relating to the Penn Central, up until its 1976 inclusion in Conrail. Visit the Penn Central Railroad Historical Society for more information.
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    Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:28 am
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    Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:09 pm
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    Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:42 am
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    Last postALSTOM SA: Largest ever train…
    by Jeff SmithView the latest post
    Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:17 pm
  • American Locomotive Company - ALCO
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    Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:04 pm
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    25 Posts
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    53 Posts
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    Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:48 pm
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    828 Posts
    Last postRe: GO Transit 667 with AC tr…
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    Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:09 pm
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    1035 Posts
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    Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:07 pm
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