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Railfan Discussion Groups - International

This page provides a directory of worldwide railroad discussion forums, message boards, and railfan groups including railroad history, train travel, railroad photography, and railfanning.

60gen Discussion Group - Discussion of the UK's Class 60 locomotives

67-gen - General discussion of EWS-operated Class 67 locomotives in the UK

Advanced Passenger Train - Discussion on all aspects of British Rail's Advanced Passenger Train, experimental and prototype

Anglia-Gen - Enthusiasts and employees of the railways within East Anglia

Asian LocoShed - Forum for discussing locomotives in Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, and Thailand; special emphasis on locomotives formerly used in Australia

Ausloco - Discussing past, present, and future Australian and New Zealand motive power trends, whether it be withdrawn, in service, or future motive power

Backline-Gen - Reporting of news and gen for the tracking of trains, plus other items of interest relating to the East Lancashire Line, Settle and Carlisle Railway, and Blackpool Tramway

Bescot & Walsall Rail Gen - Rail news and sightings in Bescot and Walsall, UK

Birmingham Rail Page - Group for anything railway related around Birmingham, UK

BR Coaching Stock - Discuss locomotive-hauled coaching stock of British Railways from nationalization to privatization (1948-97)

British Railways - Discuss the operating history of British railways

BritPull - Discuss all aspects of Pullman vehicles and their workings in Britain

Class 40 Gen - Group for enthusiasts of UK Class 40 locomotives including history, preservation, and photos

Class66 - Discussion of British Class 66 diesel locomotives

Cuban Railways - Bilingual discussion about the past and present railways of Cuba

Delhi Metro - Discussions focus on the Delhi Metro and similar rail based mass transit projects in Indian cities such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bangalore

Deltics Class 55 - Discuss anything about Deltics, including historical facts, current news, model Deltics, and views on future usage

Demu - For modelers and historians of the post-Modernisation Plan era of British Railways

Derbyshire Railways - Discuss the history of railways in Derbyshire, UK

Drehscheibe - Discussion forums of contemporary, historical, and model railways in Germany

DRS Gen List - Forum dedicated to locos and workings of the DRS (UK)

Electrostars - Covers 357, 375, 376, and 377 units around the Southern Regions of Britain

EMU 3rdRail Page - Discuss the ex British Railway SR system's EMU stock

English, Welsh & Scottish Railways Gen - Gen list about EWS operations around the UK

EspaceTrain - French railway discussion, including model trains, photos, videos, and more

European Rail Gen - Mailing list for those with an interest in Europe's railways, including loco workings, rail tours, line closures, and more

Exmoor-NG - Discussion of matters relating to the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

Festiniog Railway - Forum to discuss news and ideas to improve the working of the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales

Freightliner-Gen - Discussion of any usual or unusual Freightliner train workings in the UK

General Motors Gen List - Forum for those interested in locomotives built or powered by General Motors (GM)

Gensheet - Discuss UK railways passenger train diversions and unusual routings

Going Underground's Blog - Daily web log about the London Underground

Great British Railfreight-gen - Discussion of British freight locomotives

Great Central - General discussion and notices concerning Great Central Railway, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK

Great Western Railway Email List - Enthusiasts, historians, and modellers discuss all matters concerned with the Great Western Railway (UK)

Greek Rail Group - Discussion about happenings on the railways in Greece

Heritage Railways - Discussion of all aspects of heritage railways in the UK

HSTgen - Discussion of Class 43 power cars in the UK

Hunter Rail - Railfans with an interest in the Hunter Valley, North West, North Coast, and Short North areas of NSW, Australia

Indian Railway Technical Discussion Group - Discussion of Indian passenger and freight railways, technology, locomotives, rolling stock, and history

Indian Steam Railway Society - Discussion of steam railways in India

Inter City Railway Society - Group for all rail enthusiasts to exchange information about UK loco locations, stock changes, works reports, and light rail and wagon news

IRFCA - The Indian Railways Mailing List - Discussion of all aspects of trains in India

Irish Railcar History Group - Discussion group for the study of all Irish diesel and electric railcars and multiple units

IrishGen - Irish locomotive information

Jtrains - Japanese railway discussion

Keretapi - Discussion forum about railroads and trains in Indonesia, including both state and privately owned rail lines

Lincoln Rail Gen - Discussion of railways in Lincolnshire (UK) and surrounding area

Liverpool Rail - Railway sightings and discussion related to Liverpool and Merseyside, UK

LMSR E-Group - Discussion of the British London, Midland, and Scottish Railway, its constituent companies, and those who have taken over from it

Locogen - Information on locomotives within the UK

LocoScene - Store your UK train spotting sessions online and allow others to search and view them

LocoShed - Discusses the changes to all industrial and small operator locomotives, wagons, and associated operations in Australia and New Zealand

London & North Eastern Railway - Forum for followers of the LNER, its constituents, and the LNER area of British Railways

London Rail - Discuss the past, present, and future of railways around London, UK

Mailing-GFM - Italian railroad and model railroad discussion

MAV - For railroad enthusiasts and modelers of the Magyar Allamvasutak (Hungarian National Railways - MAV) and Gyor-Sopron-Ebenfurti Vasut (GySEV in western Hungary)

Midland Wagons - Discuss anything about UK wagons, including track machines, internal users, departmental coaching stock, foreigns, and more

Minimum Gauge and Estate Railways - Modeling and studying railways used on estates and small commercial operations, in the 15" to 22" gauge range

Modern Traction Photo - Shares photos of modern traction and railway infrastructure, with an emphasis on the UK

Moseley Railway Trust - Discuss the British industrial narrow gauge railway

Mueg - Discussion group for those interested in Multiple Units - EMU DMU DEMU, both old and modern

Narrow Gauge Photos - Photographs of narrow-gauge railways, locomotives, rolling stock, and equipment throughout the world

Narrow Military Rail - Group for enthusiasts of narrow gauge military rail operations throughout the world

National Preservation - Discussion forum for heritage railways in the UK

New Zealand Rail Geography - Discussion of the past, present, and future geography of railways in New Zealand

North East Discussion - Discuss the railways in the North East of England

North Wales Train News - Discussion of railways in North Wales

North-East-Gen - News about notable train sightings throughout the Tyne and Tees area, UK

North-West-Gen - Rail gen about the North West area, mainly focused on Manchester, UK

Northern Rail - Discuss passenger rail services in the North East and North West of the UK

NSE Gen - Discussion group for any sightings and news from the former Network SouthEast area; UK

NZ Heritage & Tourist Rail Group - Forum for those interested in New Zealand's many heritage and tourist railways and rail history

NZSignals - Discussion of signaling and signal boxes around New Zealand

Pakistan Railways - Discussion of railways in Pakistan, past and present

Philippine Railways - Discussion of all aspects of railways in the Philippines, past and present, heavy and light

Portuguese Railgen - Discussion of locomotives in passenger service in Portugal

PresGen - Group promotes the workings of preserved diesel traction in the UK

Private Operators - Sightings of private rail operations in Australia

QRIG - Railfans who are interested in the railways in Queensland, Australia

Rail Photo Group - British railway photo exchange

Rail-gen - Mailing list for rare workings on the UK's railways

RailC - Discussion of railway carriages in the UK

RailFreight - Modern British rail freight discussion group (1955 to present) for modelers and enthusiasts alike

Railroads in Argentina and Latin America - Discussion of railroads past and present

RailSA - Discussion of railways and developments in South Australia as well as all of Australia

RailUK - General UK rail discussion

RailUK Forums - Discuss the various aspects of the UK's National Rail network

Railwaygun - Armored train and military rail discussion

Railways-Ireland - Discussion of the past and present Irish Railway Network

Road Gen - Forum observing the movements of railway vehicles being moved by road in the British Isles

Rustfans - Serves modelers interested in industrial railways (and the iron and steel industry)in the UK and worldwide

sar-L - Discussion of South African railways

Scot-Rail - Discussion group dedicated solely to Scotland's railways

SGTrains - Discussion forums for all topics concerning Singapore railways

South East Rail-Gen - Railway related information ("gen") of a time critical nature for the London and South East area, UK

South Wales Page - Railfan sightings and news from South Wales

South West Rail Forum - News and discussion about railways in South Wales, Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset, UK

South West Trains - Discuss issues about South West Trains services in the UK

Southern Railway Group - Group to discuss issues about Southern Railway services from South London to Sussex Coast services

SRLHCS - Discuss all aspects of loco-hauled carriage stock of the Southern Railway, its predecessors, and British Railways (Southern Region)

Steam in China - Discuss active steam in China

Steam Locos - Main line engine movements and charter train workings, steam railway events, news regarding preserved locos, and steam locomotive history and photograpy

SVR-Online - Discussion boards and photo galleries of the UK's Severn Valley Railway

SwissRail - Discussion of all aspects of railways in Switzerland, including narrow gauge, as well as Swiss rail products all over the world

SWRG (South West Rail Gen) - Forum to discuss the railways of South West England

Tasmanian Railways - Discussion of trains and trams of all types in Tasmania

Thameslink Rail Discussion Group - Discuss issues about rail services under the Thameslink franchise in the UK

The CreweRail Page - Group to share sightings, reports, news, and anything to do with Crewe UK as a railway town

The DerbyRail Page - Forum for railway related discussion from the Derby area, UK

The DidcotRail Page - Forum for anything railway related around the Didcot, UK area covering Oxford, Reading, Swindon, and Charlbury

The DoncasterRail Page - Discussion group for anything railway related around Doncaster, UK

The DRS Page - Group to discuss any DRS (UK) sightings, workings, and news

The EWS Page - Group to discuss any EWS (UK) sightings, workings, and news

The Preservation Page - Share sightings and reports of all preserved British rolling stock

The Roundhouse - Discussion of railways in Australia

The RugbyRail Page - Group to discuss anything railway related around Rugby, UK

The Scrap Line Page - Report sightings of stored and scrap rolling stock at breakers yards, traction maintenance depots, or yards in the UK

The Shunter Page - Group provides up-to-date locations for all ex-BR Shunters

The South Eastern - Discuss all aspects of the South Eastern Railway (UK) and its successors

The StaffordRail Page - Group for anything railway related around Stafford, UK

The UKwagons Page - Group for the posting of wagon sightings from around the UK

The WCML Page - Group for anything railway related to the West Coast Main Line from London Euston to Glasgow Central, UK

Trackwork - Discussion of railway permanent way, including design, maintenance, and civil engineering

Train Sighters - Discuss trains of all states of Australia and New Zealand, including trams, railmotors, electrics, and anything else that runs on rails

TranzRailPhotographers - Discuss the day to day happenings with Tranz Rail of New Zealand

Turk-Rail - English language news watch about Turkish railways (TCDD), light and industrial rail in Turkey, and former railway companies in Anatolia

Tyne & Wear Transport Group - Discusses all aspects of the Tyne & Wear Metro system (UK)

U-K-Rail - Discuss British railway locomotives and rolling stock

UICstock - Group for detailing and discussing the main line railway coaches and wagons of Europe and other countries whose vehicles carry UIC numbers

UK Heritage Railways Technical Matters - For the discussion of all matters relating to the operation of heritage railways, including commercial and business matters as well as engineering and operational concerns

UK-Rail - Group to share gen report sightings and discuss rail topics

V220 - Forum dedicated to the Virgin Voyager, Super Voyagers, and the new Meridians for Midland Mainline (UK)

Vicrail-News - Sightings, trip details, rolling stock, locos, special trains, safeworking, signaling, infrastructure, history, and anything to do with trains and trams in Victoria, Australia

WArail - The Western Australia Rail Group - Discussion of all things related to railway operations within the state of Western Australia

Wellington Rail Passenger Gen Group - Discussion group for those with a specific interest in the Wellington rail passenger scene

Welsh Highland Railway - General discussion group for the history, preservation, and modeling of the Welsh Highland Railway and its predessesors

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway - Discuss the past, present, and future of the WLLR (UK)

Wessex Rail - Discussion of railway matters of the Wessex/South Central region of the UK

Wessex Rail Gen - Share rail gen information in the Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire areas on Southern England

Willesden & Wembley Rail Gen - News, sightings, workings, and observations relating to the Willesden and Wembley areas, UK

Wiltshire Avon Gen - Discussion of freight rail workings in the counties of Wiltshire and Avon, UK

Wirksworth Railway - Public forum concerning the reopening of the Duffield - Wirksworth branch line in Derbyshire, UK

Woodhead Railway - Group for anyone interested in the former Woodhead Railway between Sheffield / Wath and Manchester, UK

Yorkshire Rail - Railfan sightings in Yorkshire, UK

Yorkshire Railgen - Discuss current and future rail happenings in Yorkshire, UK

Your Rail Gen - Discuss rail sightings and movements in the UK

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