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Photo and Reference Sites . . .



THE ORIGINAL 1970s AUTO-TRAIN

Brief History of the Auto-Train with Links


AUTO-TRAIN HISTORY

Wikipedia's History and Photos with Links


THE STORY OF THE 1971-1981 AUTO-TRAIN

Great Site with Valuable Information, Links, and Photos


AUTO-TRAIN CORPORATION

Photos and Information About the Original Auto-Train from Fallen Flags


AMTRAK'S AUTO-TRAIN

Amtrak Historical Society Photos at TrainWeb.com


AMTRAK PHOTO ARCHIVES

Great Photos of Amtrak Then and Now


THE AMTRAK ACELA EXPRESS

Outstanding Site Includes Photos and Information about Amtrak's High Speed Acela


THEME TRAINS.COM

Outstanding Site Includes Photos and Stories of the 1975-1976 American Freedom Train, 1974 Preamble Express, 1971-1981 Auto-Train,
1969 Golden Spike Centennial Limited, 1947-1949 Freedom Train, Canadian Royal Train of 1939, 1949 Merci Train,
1978-1980 Discovery Train/La Decouverte, The Rexall Train of 1936, 1926 Cardinal's Train


AAR REPORTING MARKS

National Railway Historical Society's Database


JOHN'S ALASKA RAILROAD HOME PAGE

Awesome Site with Lots of Alaska Railroad Information Including Models


WESTOURS DOME CARS

Story and Photos of the McKinley Explorer Railcars on the Alaska Railroad


EVERYTHING TRAINS

A Wealth of Photo Galleries and Valuable Information


ANOTHER LACKAWANNA EXPRESS

Hundreds of Photos of Trains and Stations Featuring the North East


BILL'S BOOKSTORE

A Great Selection of Model Railroading, Toy Train, Railroad, and Train Books


BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD NETWORK

Links to Dozens of B&O Sites, Maps, Museums, and More


BALTIMORE & OHIO STEAM PHOTOS

From the Collection of Bob Rathke


B&O RAILROAD PHOTO TOURS

The Baltimore & Ohio In and Around Maryland


B&O CINCINNATIAN

History of this Streamlined Passenger Train


BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD

Brief History of the B&O Including the Cincinnatian and the Big 2-8-8-4 EM1 Articulated Steam Locomotives


BI-CENTENNIAL LOCOMOTIVES

A Wealth of Photos from NE Rails


BI-CENTENNIAL LOCOMOTIVES

Photos from Fallen Flags


BI-CENTENNIAL--"SPIRIT OF 1976"

Collection of Bi-Centennial Locomotive Photos


CHESAPEAKE & OHIO PIEDMONT SUBDIVISION

Valuable Information, Maps, and Photos of the
C&O Railroad


C&O WASHINGTON SUBDIVISION

Photos and Story of this Interesting Subdivision


CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR VIRTUAL MUSEUM

Site Includes History, Photos, and Memories of the CZ


CB&Q CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR COLOR BROCHURE

Fourteen Page Brochure with Links to Other CB&Q Sites


CONRAIL CYCLOPEDIA

Dedicated to Conrail Modelers and Enthusiasts


CONRAIL'S EXTINCT SPECIES

The Early Days of Conrail with Photos


DELAWARE & HUDSON HISTORY

Includes Story of the D&H PA1s


THE ERIE LACKAWANNA RAILROAD

Site Has Links to EL, DL&W, and Erie Railroad Sites


FALLEN FLAGS & SHORT LINE RAILROAD PHOTOS

A Great Site with Fallen Flags Photos


THE 1947 FREEDOM TRAIN

History and Photos of the 1947 Freedom Train


1975-1976 FREEDOM TRAIN

History and Photos--Includes the Preamble Express


FREEDOM TRAIN and AMERICAN FREEDOM TRAIN

Brief History and Photos of Both Trains


GREAT NORTHERN EMPIRE BUILDER

Brochure from the Big Sky Blue Era with Photos


HISTORY OF U.S. PASSENGER RAIL

From the 19th Century to Amtrak


IMPORTANT RAIL INDUSTRY WEB SITE LINKS

Links to U.S. Freight and Passenger Railroads, Equipment Manufacturers, and More


JERRY'S RAILROAD PHOTO ALBUM

Great Photos of Railroads 30 Years Ago. Includes Steam, Diesel, and Traction


TRAIN PICTURE GALLERY

Great Photos--Numerous Railroads and Locations


RAILROAD PICTURE ARCHIVES

A Wealth of Railroad Photos


JIM'S RAILROAD PICTURES

A Great Collection of East Coast Railroad Pictures


JOE'S TRANSIT ALBUM

Features U.S. and Canadian Transit Photos


LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD MODELER

Information About the LV with Numerous Links and Modeling Tips


LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD

Photos, Timetables, Maps, Links, and More


NAME TRAINS BY RAILROAD

Listing of Name Passenger Trains


NORTH EAST RAILS

Over 7,000 Photos with Focus on Pennsylvania
and the North East


ORVILLE'S RAILROAD TIMETABLES PAGE

Nostalgic Look at the Old Timetables


CLASSIC STREAMLINERS

GIFs Depicting the Great Streamlined Passenger Trains


PASSENGER TRAINS OF THE SANTA FE

Lots of Information About Santa Fe's Marvelous
Passenger Trains with Photos


ATSF INTERNET RESOURCE CENTER

Santa Fe Historical Information, Photos, Links


SANTA FE RAILWAY HISTORICAL & MODELING SOCIETY

Includes Warbonnets and Other Santa Fe Links


THE CLEBURNE CF7s

Photos and Story of These Santa Fe Rebuilds


PENN CENTRAL RAILROAD HOME PAGE

Includes History, Photo Galleries, and Links





Pennsylvania Railroad . . .



PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD HOME PAGE

Includes Photos, Information, and Links


ROB'S PRR PAGE

Great Source for Pennsylvania Railroad Information


THE GG1 HOME PAGE

Home Page of the Remarkable PRR GG1


PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD ELECTRICS

A Look at the Electric Locomotives Used by PRR and PC


PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION

Story of PRR's Electrification Project


THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD AEROTRAIN

Photos and History of this 1950s GM Streamliner


"INSIDE STORY" OF THE BROADWAY LIMITED

Booklet with Overview of Accomodations


TRAINDOC'S ROUNDHOUSE

PRR Photos and Links





More Railroad Sites . . .



RAILFAN.NET

The Railfan Network with Links to Sites for the Railfan


RAILROAD INFO.COM

Railroad and Model Train News and Information


RAILROAD ROAD NAMES AND ABBREVIATIONS

Comprehensive Listing of Railroad Reporting Marks


RAILROADS IN THE UNITED STATES

Milton C. Hallberg's Database with Dates and History of 6,300 Railroads


NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD FREQUENCIES

List of Railroads and Frequencies
Compiled by Jon Roma


READING COMPANY TECHNICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Reading Railroad's History, Photos, and References


ROTARY SNOWPLOWS

History and the Survivors. Compiled by Andrew Toppan


SANTA FE FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAINS

Photos of the Super Chief and More


THE 'CHROMES IN ACTION!

Photos of SP and SF Diesels in the Proposed 1986 Merger Paint Scheme


SCREAMING EAGLES

The Missouri Pacific Railroad and the "Route of the Eagles"


BURLINGTON NORTHERN MOTIVE POWER

A Wealth of BN Locomotive Photos





Southern Pacific Railroad . . .



SOUTHERN PACIFIC GS4 DAYLIGHT LOCOMOTIVES

History, Specifications, and Photos



SOUTHERN PACIFIC CAB FORWARD LOCOMOTIVES

Photos and Story of These Unique Engines


POSTCARD VIEWS OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S
SHASTA ROUTE

Virtual Tour Includes Photos, Maps, and Links to Selected Southern Pacific Sites


ESPEE MODELERS HOME PAGE

Information, Steam and Diesel Rosters, Photos, Links





More Railroad Sites . . .



THE SOUTHERN CRESCENT

A History of Good Service


THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Photos and History of This Famous Train


STAN'S RAILPIX

Extensive Railroad Photo Gallery


TRAIN NET.ORG

Source of Information for Model Railroaders, Railroaders, and Railfans


TRAIN LINKS

A Selection of Railroad and Train Links


TRAINWEB.COM

Rail Search, Rail Cams, 50,000 Photos, Rail Travelogues


MIKE'S RAILWAY HISTORY

The Way It Was In 1935--Outstanding!


THE 20th CENTURY LIMITED

History and Photos of NYC's Famous Train


NEW YORK LIFELINE

New York Central's Freight Service Above City Streets


UNION PACIFIC HISTORY

Complete History of the UPRR


THE UNION PACIFIC STREAMLINED EXPRESS

High Speed Train of the 1930s


UNION PACIFIC CENTENNIALS

Story and Photos of the DDA40X Locomotives


U.S. MILITARY RAILS ONLINE

Photos of U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force Locomotives, DoD Locomotives and Cars, Army Vehicles


U.S. ARMY RAILWAY GUARD CAR

Photos and Story from San Diego Railroad Museum


HISTORY OF THE TROOP CAR

Photos and History of the Troop Cars Used During the Second World War


TROOP CARS

Includes Floor Plans and History


U.S. RAILROAD MAPS

1828-1900 Railroad Maps from the Library of Congress Collection


WEBVILLE AND HYPERTEXT RAILROAD COMPANY

Christopher Coleman's Outstanding Site Features Historical and Informational Material About Railroads, Railfanning, and Model Railroads


MISSOURI RAILROAD DEPOT PHOTOS

Jack Forbes' Outstanding Site






Steam and Diesel Locomotives . . .



DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE CHRONOLOGY

Dates, Manufacturers, Model Numbers, Horsepower Ratings, Number Manufactured


THE ALCO PA1 PASSENGER DIESEL

History, Information and Photos


ALCO PA DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES

Photos at North East Rails


THE ALCO PA: A VERY PRETTY LADY

Information and Specifications from Brent Holt


EMD's F UNIT: THE CHAMPION

Includes History and Technical Data


EMD E UNIT PASSENGER DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES

Photos from North East Rails


EMD'S E UNIT: THE STREAMLINED BULLDOG

Specifications and Information from Brent Holt


EMD SD7/9 LOCOMOTIVES

Photos from North East Rails


AMERICAN STEAM LOCOMOTIVE WHEEL ARRANGEMENTS

F. M. Whyte's Classification System


STEAM LOCOMOTIVE DOT COM

A Wealth of Information About Steam Locomotives


HOW A STEAM ENGINE WORKS

The Operation of a Steam Locomotive Explained


THE "BEST" AND "LARGEST" STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

Comprehensive Listing of the Big Steam Locomotives


BALTIMORE & OHIO STEAM PHOTOS

From the Collection of Bob Rathke


STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

Blue Mountain & Reading #2102, Norfolk & Western #611, and Chesapeake & Ohio #614 Photos and Information


IRON HOURSE 129 CLUB

Includes B&O Presidents, Milwaukee Road Hiawathas, Santa Fe Flyer, NYC Class J Hudsons, and More


NORFOLK & WESTERN CLASS J LOCOMOTIVES

Information About These Famous Steam Engines


SOUTHERN PACIFIC CAB FORWARD LOCOMOTIVES

Photos and Story of These Unique Engines


THE UNION PACIFIC BIG BOYS

History and Photos of UP's 4-8-8-4 Steam Locomotives


AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Queensland Division--Photos of Beyer-Garretts and More





Museums and Historical Sites . . .



GOLDEN SPIKE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Photos and History of "Jupiter" and "119"


LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN INCLINE RAILWAY

Includes Great Photos


WATER VALLEY CASEY JONES RAILROAD MUSEUM

The Real Story of Casey Jones with Photos


RAILROAD HISTORY

History of Railroads in the U.S. with Numerous Links


RAIL MUSEUMS

Worldwide Listing


CASS SCENIC RAILROAD

A West Virginia State Park


THE B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM

The Birthplace of American Railroading


STRASBURG RAILROAD

A Magical Ride Through Pennsylvania Dutch Country


RAILROAD MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA

Over 100 Historic Locomotives and Cars


NATIONAL TOY TRAIN MUSEUM

Headquarters of the Train Collectors Association


THE CHOO CHOO BARN--TRAINTOWN U.S.A.

Fantastic Model Train Display in Strasburg, Pennsylvania


NORTHLANDZ

The Great American Railway--Awesome!








TGV Train (Le Train ŕ Grande Vitesse)





Self-Propelled Equipment . . .



BUDD RAIL DIESEL CARS

History, Photos, and Statistics of the Budd RDCs


BUDD METROLINERS

Photos of the Original Metroliners


EMC DOODLEBUGS

Photos of EMC Gas-Electric Motor Cars from NE Rails


TGV WEB

The Internet's Largest Site About French High Speed Rail


UNITED AIRCRAFT TURBOTRAINS

The Development of the UA TurboTrain with Photos








Model Power N Scale Brill Trolley and Trailer




Street Cars and Traction . . .



DAVE'S RAILPIX

Hundreds of DC Transit Streetcar Photos. Outstanding!






Corgi O Scale Capital Transit PCC




CAPITAL TRANSIT ROLLS AGAIN

Amalgamated Transit Union's YouTube Video


STREETCARS FOR D.C.

Washington's Plans for Streetcars with Photos


PCC STREETCARS

At Wikipedia


NATIONAL CAPITAL TROLLEY MUSEUM

Washington, D.C. Street Car Collection


RALEIGH D'ADAMO'S WASHINGTON STREETCAR FILMS

DVD Features a Snapshot of DC Transit System


D.C. TRANSIT PHOTOS

Great Photos from Joseph Korman and William Armstrong


D.C. TRANSIT & FAMILY

Steve Silvious' Interesting Story and Information


D.C. TRANSIT STREET CARS

Joe's Transit Album Includes Photos of PCCs and Other Memories of Washington's Street Cars


CAPITAL TRANSIT and D.C. TRANSIT

Models of Washington's PCCs


JOE'S TRANSIT ALBUM

Features U.S. and Canadian Transit Photos


INEKON TRAMS

Washington, D.C.'s Next Streetcars





Circus and Carnival Trains and Shows . . .



CIRCUS AND CARNIVAL TRAINS

Colorful Tale from the Railroads of Madison County by Roger P. Hensley


RINGLING BROS. CIRCUS TRAIN PHOTOS

Great Photos by Carl McKnows


CIRCUS TRAIN

Ringling Bros. Circus Train Photos


ROYAL AMERICAN SHOWS CARNIVAL TRAIN

RAS and Ringling Bros. Photos from Fallen Flags


THE BARNUM MUSEUM

P.T. Barnum's "Greatest Show on Earth" Includes Tom Thumb and Jumbo the Elephant


CIRCUS MODEL BUILDERS

Photos, Modeling Tips, Circus News


FAIRGROUND LORRIES

Robin Sharmin's Colorful Photos of British Fairgrounds Trucks


YESTERLAND

Theme Park on the Web


HISTORY OF CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MD.

and Seaside Amusement Park


MARSHALL HALL PARK

On the Potomac River--History and Photos


WILSON LINE AT MARSHALL HALL

The Cruise on the Potomac River


GLEN ECHO PARK

Montgomery County, MD--History and Photos


ENCHANTED FOREST

Ellicott City, MD--Photos Then and Now


HERSHEY PARK

Hershey, Pennsylvania


JAMES E. STRATES SHOWS

Carnival Midway Since 1923--Great Website!


HARRIET'S MIDWAY PAGE

Featuring Reithoffer's Carnival


ELI BRIDGE CO.

Manufacturers of the Scrambler and Other Great Rides


ASTROLAND AT CONEY ISLAND

See the Famous Cyclone and Other Rides


JOYRIDES

A Photo Gallery of Amusement Park Rides


OLDE IDLEWILD

Traditional Amusement Park Rides and Attractions


HUMAN CANNONBALL

The Story of Mario Zacchini, the Human Cannonball








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