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Old 07-07-2013, 4:21 PM
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I want to learn more about United States railroads. I know that there are a LOT of different websites dedicated to the rail industries. Are there any certain websites that people here would recommend?
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Railroad Signalling: North American Signaling and Safety has very good descriptions of railroad signalling systems.
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Trainorders dot com
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FrensicPic has it right. Trainorders.com is excellent. Also if you're on Facebook look under The Ultimate Railfan Group.
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Yahoo groups has a bunch of groups that are full of knowledge. One Is OldDominionRailfans they have a bunch of heads ups and such as to coming trains and such
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I enjoy RailroadForums.Com - The Front Page
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Another vote for Trainorders be aware they have yearly fee, but well worth. Lots guys that work the rails are members. Railspot on Facebook is also good group.
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RailroadRadio.net is a great place for listening to the rails.
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Indianarailroads.org is regional as the name implies, but there is a ton of useful info there and a whole lot of extremely knowledgeable folks both in and out of the railroad industry. Click on "Bull Session" for the forum. Be warned, they can get a little crusty sometimes, so if you post a question and they dump on you a bit, just grow some skin and don't take it too personally. Lots of nice folks on there too.
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If you're interested in checking the location of Amtrak trains across the country, may I suggest Amtrak Status Maps. Open the web site, click on a region and the location of each train is displayed. Click on the train number and the schedule history of the train is displayed.
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As a long time member, as well as a moderator of a couple of forums including "Railroad Radio and Communications", I'm partial to "Railroad.Net": RAILROAD.NET • Index page
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