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Railfan Discussion Groups - North America

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

4L: Loyal Legion of Logged-on Loggers - Information regarding logging prototypes and models

Alabama Railroads - Discuss all aspects of railroading in Alabama

All Aboard Rail Passenger Advocacy - Discuss rail passenger service in North America

All Time Interlocking Tower List - Discussion of the 6,000+ interlocking towers that once existed in the US and Canada

Ames Railfans - Railfans and modelers of Iowa

Amtrak - For modelers and fans of Amtrak and VIA

Amtrak Guest Rewards Forum - Discussion of Amtrak's rewards program, ticketing, and travel tips

Amtrak NorthEast - Railfan discussion and sightings of Amtrak in the Northeast

Amtrak Unlimited Forums - Discussion of Amtrak travel and operations

AnthraciteRR - Dedicated to the railroads that served the anthracite region of Pennsylvania

Arkansas Kansas Missouri and Oklahoma Railfan Group - Discuss railfan activities in the Kansas City area

ATCS Monitor - User group for ATCS Monitor, a railroad data CTC monitor and display for railfans and monitoring enthusiasts

AtlanticRails - Discussion of railways and railroading in Atlantic Canada, including CN, CP, DAR, and the wide variety of shortlines which exist or have existed

Backshop - For those persons who wish to buy, sell, or trade railroad related articles of either a prototype, model, or railfan nature

Baltimore and Ohio - Dedicated to the history and modeling of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

Batten Kill Railroad - Discuss the BKRR which operates 32.4 miles from Eagle Bridge to Thompson, New York

Bay Area Rail History - Dedicated to the discussion of past railroad operations, in and around the greater San Francisco Bay Area

Bay Colony - Devoted to the Bay Colony Railroad which operates several branchlines in Massachusetts

BC-InterioRR - Discussion of the Great Northern, Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific Railway's historic rivers, lakes, and railway operations in Southern British Columbia

Berkshire Hills Route Discussion - Railroads of today and yesterday that make the Berkshire Hills Route (Western Massachusetts) what it is today

Binghamton NY Area Railfans - Discussion group for railfans of the southern New York and Pennsylvania area

BM RR - Exchange of information regarding the Boston & Maine Railroad and its corporate predecessors; appropriate historical and modeling topics consist of, but are not limited to, equipment, operations, stationary plant, and personnel

BNlist - Discussion of the Burlington Northern Railroad from its formation in 1970 until its demise as an independent corporation in 1995

BNSF - Email list discussing Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad operations

BNSF Chilli Sub - Discuss the history and present-day operations of Burlington Northern Santa Fe's double track Chillicothe Subdivision

BruceRys - Discussion of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National branchline network in Midwestern Ontario

Buckingham Branch - Discussion of the 200 mile shortline in central Virginia

Budd RDC - Provides railfans and modelers of Budd RDCs a forum where they can share information, ideas, and photographs

Buffalo Line - Information past and present relevant to the Norfolk Southern route linking Buffalo, New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Buffalo Rails - Discuss train operations in Buffalo, New York

Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh Virtual Historical Society - Discussion board for all aspects and eras of railroading concerning the Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway

C&NW History Group - Discussion of the C&NW prior to the 1995 acquisition by Union Pacific

C-N-R - Discussion of Canadian National (CN)Railways - its history, its present, and its future, including all predecessor lines

C-P-R - Discussion of topics pertaining to the Canadian Pacific Railway, including railfanning and modeling

Cajon Pass Group - For those interested in that part of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad that goes from San Bernardino to Victorville, California, known as Cajon Pass

Calrailfans - Discussion of railroad happenings in California

Camas Prairie Railroad - History, operations, and modeling of the Camas Prairie RR located in Idaho and Washington

Canadian American Railroads - Discussion and photo exchange of US and Canadian railroads

Canadian Electric Railways - Discussion group for everyone interested in the electric railways of Canada, primarily the long gone interurban railways

Canadian Pacific Rail Fans - Discussion of the CPR, Soo Line, and Delaware & Hudson

Canadian Pacific Special Interest Group (SIG) - Forum for the exchange and collection of prototype information about the Canadian Pacific Railway and its many subsidiaries

Canadian Passenger Rail - Discuss all aspects of past, present, and future passenger trains and rail travel in Canada, including all national, regional, commuter, and tourist rail carriers

Carolina Rails - Devoted to railroad action in both Carolinas plus Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia

Casey Jones Online - Online resource for various concerns about Casey Jones, an American Legend

CCP RR - Forum for the Illinois Central Chicago Central Line

Central Illinois Railfans - Discuss past and present railroads of central Illinois including UP, TPW, BNSF, NS, CSX, and others

Central Ohio Railfan - Forum for railroad enthusiasts in Columbus and Central Ohio

Central PA Railfan - Railfanning and railroad history in central Pennsylvania

Chattanooga Rails - Discuss past and present railroads in the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee area

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway - Discuss all aspects of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway prior to the Chessie System

Chessie - Discussion of the Chessie System Railroad and its component roads, C&O, B&O, and WM, for railfans and modelers

Chicago Transit - Discussion of trains, buses, and transit in the Chicago area including CTA and Metra

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Collector and Modeler - Anything that relates to or effects the CB&Q collector or modeler

Chicago, Missouri & Western Rwy Group - Discuss past and present operations of the Chicago, Missouri and Western Railway

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Collector and Modeler - Discuss anything related to the CRI&P RR

ChicagolandTraction - Discussion of the historical aspects of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and its predecessors

CincyRails - Discussion of railroads in Cincinnati, Ohio, past and present

Circus Train - Railfans, historians, authors, photographers, and modelers of the trains which transport circuses, both past and present

CIRIN - Discussion of any railroad topic concerning Central Indiana, or railroads in Indiana in general

Civil War Railroads & Modeling - Discuss the history and modeling of American Civil War railroads

ClevelandRails - Dedicated to railfanning in the Cleveland, Ohio area including sightings, schedules, foreign power, questions, answers, frequencies, and anything else relating to railroad operations

CNLines-CNet - Discussion of the CN family of railways - as they were, as they are, and as they are modeled

CNrailfan - Share news and photos of Canadian National operations

CNW - Discussion and sharing of information on the Chicago & North Western Railway and its predecessors

Coast Discuss - Discussion of California's coast line from LA to Oakland, California, including all branches, connecting short lines, and railway related items

Coast Starlight Communities Network - Coalition of various interests with the goal of protecting and improving rail service between Washington, Oregon, and California

Colorado Midland - For those interested in the historical and/or modeling aspects of the Colorado Midland Railroad/Railway, Midland Terminal Railroad, Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad, and Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railroad

Colorado Railfan - Discuss rail history, sightings, and photo locations in Colorado

Commuter Rail - Discuss commuter rail and LRT operations in the US and Canada

Connecticut Railroads - Discussion of passenger, freight, and tourist railroads

Conrail Classic - Discuss classic Conrail from the railroad's 1976 creation to its 1999 demise including Conrail modeling, history, operations, and more

Conrail The Big Blue Machine - Group for exchanging information about Conrail, its history, operations, and predecessors

ConrailCorp - Group for fans, modelers, collectors and employees

CORPfan - Railfan discussion of the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad

CORPpower - Railfans who enjoy tracking Central Oregon & Pacific locomotives and following their history

CP Heavy Haul - Dedicated to the post-1985 Midwest USA operations of Soo Line and Canadian Pacific Railway; to convey questions, ideas, and news concerning the post-Milwaukee Road merger era of the Soo Line

CP Rail - Discussion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, feeder lines, and predecessors

CP Railfan - Canadian Pacific Railway news, sightings, and discussion

Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad - Preserves, discusses, and disseminates information, artifacts, and photographs of the Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad from its beginnings as a tourist hauling railroad up through their exclusively steam freights of the 1980s and diesel freights of today

Crandic - Discussions of events, past and present, of the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (CRANDIC), as well as railfanning in general in the Eastern Iowa region

CRRlist - Devoted to the discussion of prototype, historical, and modeling information pertaining to the Clinchfield Railroad

CRRNJ - For the sharing of memories and information about The Central Railroad Company of NJ

CSX Albany-Great Lakes Division - Power sightings, heads-up news, and other related events of interest between Albany, New York and Willard, Ohio

CSX Boston Line - Discussion of the CSX Boston, Berkshire, and Castleton subdivisions

CSX Henderson Sub - Discuss the CSX Henderson Sub between Nashville, Tennessee and Evansville, Indiana

CSX New Castle Subdivision - Railfan discussion about the CSX New Castle, Willard Terminal, CL&W, Cleveland, and Newton Falls Subdivisions

CSX Railfans - Exchange information about CSX

CSXrailfans - Railfan photos and sightings of CSX and connecting railroads

CSXT Kanawha Sub - Discuss the CSX ex-C&O mainlines throughout Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland

CSXT New England Area Railfans - Railfan discussion and sightings

CSXT Sightings - CSX railfan sightings including foreign power

CV RR - Historical and modeling discussion about the Central Vermont Railroad

D&H - List for anyone interested in the Delaware and Hudson railroad and its associated operations, from the days of the Canal Company to its operation by Canadian Pacific

D&RGW - Discussion of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (and its predecessors) and to current operations on former Rio Grande trackage

Decatur Junction - Railfans in the north Alabama and central Tennessee area

Delaware Lackawanna - Forum for employees and railfans of the Delaware Lackawanna railroad and Steamtown

Denver South Park & Pacific Railroad - Discuss the history of the DSP&P

Denver, South Park & Pacific - Discussions and information exchange about the Denver South Park and Pacific Railroad

Derailed - A 20 year passenger conductor tells humorous stories of his life on and off the rails

DFW Rails - Discuss past and present railroads in the Dallas/ Fort Worth, Texas area

Diesel List - Discussion targeting North American diesel locomotives; subjects range from the development of diesel locomotive to recent advances in diesel technology

DMErail - Covers all aspects of Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad with an emphasis on operations and other items of interest to railfans

Doodlebugs - For both model and prototype discussions of powered railcars; includes steam, diesel, and gasoline-powered cars throughout the 20th century, but focused primarily on cars from the 1910s-1930s and the Budd RDCs of the 1950s

E&N Railway News - Discusses the E&N Railway operations on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

East Broad Top Railroad - Discuss the history and operations of the EBT

East Troy Railroad Museum - Discussion of museum events, latest news items, and the field of electric traction railroading

EJE - Forum for people interested specifically in the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway (EJ&E Ry), and other rail related discussion regarding US Steel / Transtar railroads, ore railroads, and railroading in the Chicago, Illinois area in general

EMD - Forum for those interested in the diesel locomotives manufactured by the ElectroMotive Division of General Motors

EMD Switchers - Dedicated to Electro Motive Division's long standing SW and NW type switcher locomotive

EMDgroup - Prototype modelers concerned with EMD locomotives from the GP7s right up to the SD90MACs

Empire Builder - Discussion of the past and present passenger train between Chicago, Portland, and Seattle

Erie Lackawanna List - Mailing list to discuss the Erie Lackawanna, plus list archive

Erie Lackawanna Railroad - Discuss operations of EL, its predecessors, and merger

Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad - Discusses past, present, and future aspects of the railroad, plus modeling talk and sale of related items

Espee - Discussion list devoted to the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP, aka "Espee") and its numerous subsidiaries

F-units - Discussion of covered wagons (F and E units and their competitors), including current whereabouts of survivors, mechanical aspects, etc.

FEC Railway History - Discuss the history of the Florida East Coast Railway

FECrailway - Discussion of the Florida East Coast Railway and other railways along the east coast of Florida

Florida Railfans - Florida railroad and railfan issues, announcements, and events

Freight Car World - Discuss North American freight car designs, rosters, color schemes, builders, build dates, types of cargo, production, and related topics

Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Forum - Discussion boards to discuss all aspects of C&TS history, operations, and preservation efforts

Frisco - For fans of the Frisco and its predecessors to discuss their interests in operations, modeling, and history

Galesburg Rails - Discuss past and present railroading around Galesburg, Illinois

GBW - Sharing of information on the Green Bay and Western and its sister roads (i.e. KGB&W / Fox River Valley)

GCDRAnet - Forum covers railroading and railfanning in and around the Capital District of New York State

GELocos - Group for modelers, railfans, and locomotive historians interested in General Electric steam- or gas-turbine, straight electric, and diesel-electric locomotives

Genesee & Wyoming - Discussion of the G&W shortline railroad operations in the US, Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, and Australia

Georgia Northeastern Railfan's Club - Discussion of the Georgia Northeastern Railroad

Georgia RR - West Point Route - Forum for railfans and railroad modelers of the Atlanta and West Point, Georgia Railroad, and Western Railway of Alabama

GMOHS - Discussion of the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Historical Society by historians, railfans, and railroad modelers

GNGoat - Discusses all matters, both prototype and model, related to the Great Northern Railroad up to the BN merger in 1970

Grand Forks Railfanning - Railfan discussion in and around Grand Forks, North Dakota

GRS RailFans - Discussion group with daily sightings and reports of Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)

Guilford Rail Sightings - Discuss Guilford Rail System (Pan Am Railways) which operates on about 1,600 miles of rail in New England and New York

Heads Up Coast Fans - Railfan news list for the Coast Line between Los Angeles and San Jose, California

Heads Up Nor Cal - Train reporting group for Northern California covering the UP, BNSF, and connecting shortlines

Hesston Steam Museum E-group - Discussion of the live steam museum in northwest Indiana

Highballing - General discussion of railfanning past and present

Historic Sierra Railway - Discuss the history of the Sierra Railway and the preservation and operations at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

Hocking Valley Railway Discussion List - Promote and share ideas, facts, etc. among fans of the Hocking Valley Railway; its successors (C&O, CSXT); and affiliates Toledo & Ohio Central, Kanawha & Michigan, and Zanesville & Western

Horn & Whistle Board - Devoted to the collection, restoration, and operation of all makes and models of locomotive air horns and whistles as used in North American rail service

HRRC - Discussion of the Housatonic Railroad and its connecting lines, past and present

Hudson River Rail Lines - Discuss the past and present railroads in the New York City area including the CSX River Line, Delaware & Hudson, Canadian Pacific, New York & Atlantic, Metro-North, Long Island Rail Road, and NJ Transit

IARR - Discuss past and present railroads in Iowa

ICErail - Discusses the IC&E's acquisition of IMRL and current operations of the railroad

ICQ List: Railfans and Model Railroaders - Internet program for railroad enthusiasts and modelers to exchange information and stay in touch

IHB - For those interested in the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

IlliniRail - Railroading in Northern Illinois with Wisconsin Central, Wisconsin Southern, Union Pacific, BNSF, Illinois Central, EJ&E, Iowa Interstate, Illinois RailNet, and I&M RailLink

Illinois Central - Discussion related to the Illinois Central Railroad and its predecessors

Illinois Terminal Railroad - Discussion group for fans of the Illinois Terminal Railroad

Illinois-Iowa Railfan - Message board for railfans interested in Illinois and Iowa

ILMO Shortlines - Discuss past and present shortlines of Missouri and Illinois

Indiana & Ohio Rail System - Dedicated to the Indiana & Ohio Rail System and its subsidiaries, operations, locomotives, rolling stock, and the modeling of the I&O

INRD - Discuss the Indiana Rail Road, a regional line that runs the ex-IC branch from Newton, Illinois to Indianapolis, Indiana

Interurbans - For the promotion, discussion, exchange of technical data, model building construction advice, and display of interurban and trolley prototype and model photos and/or plans

Iowa Interstate RR and Midwest Regionals and Short Lines - Information on current operating practices of the Iowa Interstate Railroad

Iowa Northern Railway - Discussion of the IANR

IRMlist - Discussion of Illinois Railway Museum equipment, planning, facilities, etc.

JSS2 - Discussion of shortline railroads on the east side of the Cascades in Oregon and Northern California, including the Modoc Northern, Lake County Railroad, Klamath Northern, and City of Prineville

Kansas City Railfans - For those who enjoy watching trains in the Kansas City area

KCSnotes - Discuss any and all aspects of the KCS railroad (and its current and former subsidiaries) from an historical and/or modeling perspective

Kentucky Railfan - List for the reporting of railfan news, train sightings, and railroad related events in Kentucky

L&N Railroad Group - Discussion of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Lake Shore Electric Railway - Forum for discussing the Lake Shore Electric Railway, an interurban that ran between Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio until 1938

Lansdale Rails - Information exchange, on a regional basis, related to rail operations past and present around the Lansdale, Pennsylvania area

Let's Talk Trains - Weekly online talk radio show dedicated to all aspects of railroading

Lirc - Discussion of the Louisville & Indiana Railroad, from Indianapolis to Louisville, Indiana

Locomotive Airhorns - Share knowledge, documents, images, or audio of locomotive airhorns

LocoNotes - News and information about diesel locomotives on North American railroads

Long Island Freight - Discuss operations and sightings of all freight train activity on Long Island

Long Island RR - Discussion pertaining to the Long Island Railroad, past and present, including LIRR history, operations, people, buildings, etc.

Louisiana Railfan & Model Railroad Group - Group for Louisiana railfans and model railroaders to exchange information

Louisville & Nashville and Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railroads - Discussion includes history, preservation, modeling, collecting, and museums

Louisville Railfanning - Railfan news and discussion board for Louisville, Kentucky

LSRM - Group for railfans, particularly those interested in railroading in the Lake Superior region, past and present

Magnolia Rails - Railfan discussion in Mississippi

Maine Rail Infrastructure - Discussion of rail infrastructure developments in Maine

Maine Two Footers - Discussion of two foot gauge railways in Maine

MaPa Railroad - Forum for exchanging information which aids in the understanding and modeling of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad

Marion Branch - Discussion of train activity and other happenings on Norfolk Southern's ex-Conrail Marion Branch

Massachusetts Railfan - Open discussion of all topics pertaining to railroads in Massachusetts

McKinley Lines Illinois Traction - Discussion about the great midwest interurban, The Illinois Traction System, Illinois Terminal Railroad System, and Illinois Terminal Railroad Company

MECRR - Forum for railfans and railroad modelers of the Maine Central

Memphis Railfans - Forum for greater Memphis area railfans to discuss Class 1s, shortlines, and model railroading

Metra - Discussion of Chicago's Metra commuter rail system

Mexlist - Discuss all aspects of Mexican railways

Mexlist: The Group for Mexican Railway Information - Forum for the exchange of knowledge regarding the Mexican railways

Michiana Railfan Club - Discuss railroads across Lower Michigan and Northern Indiana

Michigan Railroads - Discussion of any and all railroads within the state of Michigan

Midrail - List for the reporting of railroad news and railfan-related events for the states of Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska

Military Rails - Group for members of the military, DOD employees, and fans of military railroads, railroad equipment, and history

Milk Trains History and Modeling - Discussion of milk train operations in the United States, Canada, and abroad

Milw - For fans and modelers of the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Railroad - aka "The Milwaukee Road"

Milwaukee Road - Discuss all topics related to The Milwaukee Road, 1985 and earlier

MKT - Discussion of the MKT / Katy Railroad, including MKT operations, history, passenger trains, locomotive fleet, etc.

MMA-rail - Group devoted to the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway (MMA), headquartered in Northern Maine Junction, Maine

MN&S Railroad History - Fans of the Minneapolis Northfield & Southern Railroad and its predecessors

MNRail Group - Discuss past and present rail operations in Minnesota

Modern Freight Cars List (MFCL) - Forum for both the prototype and modeling of North American railroad freight cars, from 1960 to the present day

Modern Railways - Fans of today's major railways, including discussion of Class One railroads, merger losses, diesel locomotives, and more

MOKS Rail - List for news updates, announcements, and discussion of ways to promote rail passenger service in Missouri and Kansas

Montana Railroads - Discuss railroads of Montana, past and present, including BNSF, MRL, MILW, NP, GN, and many other short lines

MOPAC - Information for both prototype and modelers of the Missouri Pacific, Texas & Pacific, and any MP related activities

Mountain West Rail - Discusses issues relating to rail service in the mountain west, primarily in the states of Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and eastern Washington

MRL - Discussion of current and past Montana Rail Link operations

MSTL - Discuss information about the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway, from its first beginnings to the present as a part of the Union Pacific (CNW)

NARCOAforum - Forum for the members of North American Railcar Operators Association (NARCOA), a railroad motorcar excursion club

Narrow Gauge Railroad Discussion Forum - Forum for the discussion of narrow gauge railroading, with an emphasis on steam railroads operating in the US

NC Rail Past & Present - Discuss railroads in the North Carolina area, both past and present

NC&St.L Preservation Society - Discuss the history of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway

NECR - Reports and sightings of the New England Central Railroad Company on its main route from New London, CT to East Alburg, VT, and on several branch lines in Vermont

NERails - Discussion of current events and history of railroads in New England

NERR and Coal - Discussion of northeast Pennsylvania railroads, anthracite industry, industrial archeology, bridges and trestles, photography, preservation, history, and nostalgia

New England Southern Railroad - Railfan discussion about the NEGS

New Hampshire Short Lines - Railfan discussion and sightings

New York Central Railroad - Forum dedicated to modelers, historians, and fans of the New York Central Railroad

New York Central System - Forum to share information on the New York Central System, with a focus on the postwar history of the NYC's Great Steel Fleet of luxury intercity passenger trains

New York Susquehanna and Western - Forum for railfans along the NYS&W

Nfld_Rwy - Discussions pertaining to the operations and history of the Newfoundland Railway and all other lines operating on the island of Newfoundland

NHRR - For the sharing of information and memories about the New York, New Haven & Hartford

NJ Area Railpics - Community for the exchange of railroad related graphics mainly from the New Jersey area

NJShortlines - Discussion of news, questions, comments, special events, and more about shortlines in the Garden State

NKP - Discuss all aspects of the Nickel Plate Road (NYC&StL RR)

NMRO: National Militant Railfan Organization - General forum for exchanging information about eastern railfanning action along with the technical aspects of railfanning in the field

Nor Cal Narrow Gauge - Discussion of Northern California narrow gauge railroads

Norfolk & Western Railroad - Discussion includes N&W modeling, N&W Historical Society, and other related topics

Norfolk and Western Railway - History and operations of Norfolk & Western Railway, including passenger and freight, coal, motive power, equipment, and other aspects of this former Pennsy subsidiary road

Norfolk Southern - Informs members of Norfolk Southern happenings and special movements

Norfolk Southern Altoona to Johnstown - Discussion and photos of the NS Pittsburgh Line between Altoona and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, plus secondary lines and connecting railroads

Norfolk Southern Pittsburgh Division - Discuss past and present freight operations around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Norfolk Southern System - Discuss Norfolk Southern railfanning and photography

North America Railfans - Railfan photos and sightings on Class 1, regional, and shortline railroads

North American Railroad M-O-W - Discuss maintenance-of-way equipment of the past, present, and future

North and Central Indiana Railfans - Group of railfans, railroaders, and/or railroad modelers interested in Indiana rail-related information

North Shore Line Railroad - Discussion of interurbans and traction topics

North Shore System - Discussion of the entire North Shore System including the following shortline and industrial railroads: Juniata Valley, Lycoming Valley, Nittany & Bald Eagle, North Shore, Shamokin Valley, Stourbridge, Union County Industrial, and Wellsboro & Corning

NorthEast Railroad Pictures - Group for sharing northeast railroad pictures and multimedia files

Northern Alberta Railways - Discussion of the railways of Northern Alberta, both prototype and model

Northern Pacific Railway List - Discussion of anything NP-related, from prototype to modeling

Northern Pacific Railway Mainstreeters - Discuss history of the Northern Pacific Railway and its predecessors

Northwest Ohio Railroads - Discusses all railroads of Northwest Ohio, including CSX, NS, Indiana & Ohio, Maumee & Western, and their predecessors

Northwest Railfan - Group for railfans that live or are interested in any railroads in the Northwest including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alberta

NorthWest Rails - Discuss railroad news, information, and photography in the Pacific Northwest including Union Pacific, BNSF, Amtrak, regionals, and shortlines

NS Bow Coal Trains - Discussion of coal trains to the power plant in Bow, New Hampshire

NS CSX Appalachia - Norfolk Southern and CSX railfanning and railroad history in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky, northern Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia

NS Foreign Power - Group to discuss and share photos of foreign roads on the Norfolk Southern

NS Harrisburg Line - Discuss and share happenings on Norfolk Southern's Harrisburg and Reading Lines

NS Port Road - Discussion of the history and current operations of Norfolk Southern's ex-Pennsylvania Railroad/ Penn Central/ Conrail Port Road branch between Enola, Pennsylvania and Perryville, Maryland

NS Systemwide - Norfolk Southern news and sightings

NS-CSX Crossroads - Share railfan information on the CSX and Norfolk Southern mainlines through Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia

NS-CSX-Ontario - Discussion of operations, structures, etc on CN/NS [exGTR / Wabash (Air-Line)] & CSX [ex C&O / Pere Marquette] railways in Southern Ontario

NS-NC - Discussion of Norfolk Southern's Piedmont Division in the Carolinas

NSFans - Railfanning of Norfolk Southern Railroad as well as other railroad news that may impact NS and its operations

NStier - Current and past issues and happenings involving the former Conrail and now Norfolk Southern Southern Tier Rail Lines and other rail lines and carriers operating in the Southern Tier Region

NVshortline - Discussion of the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad and other Nevada and eastern California shortlines

NYC Railroad - Discussion of the New York Central Railroad's US operations, including the Boston & Albany, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, and Peoria & Eastern, among others, as well as its Canadian divisions through Southern Ontario and branch to Ottawa

NYC RR - For friends and former employees of the "Water Level Route," the New York Central Railroad Company

NYCRail - Unmoderated group focusing on all railroads serving NYC, including Penn Central, Conrail, CSX, New York & Atlantic, LIRR, and Metro North

NYNHHrXr - For prototype and model railroading discussions related to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad

NYOW - For prototype and model railroading information related to the New York, Ontario & Western Railway

NYSW - Discussion group for New York Susquehanna and Western Railroad fans

OGR Real Trains Forum - Railfan discussion with an emphasis on steam train operations

Ohio Central Railroad System - Share photos and information concerning the Ohio Central

Ohio Railroads - Ohio related railroad information, stories, and sightings

Okefenokee Railfans - Discussion of trainwatching in Folkston, Georgia

Omaha CoBluffs Railfans - Discussion group for railfans and modelers of Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa

OmniTRAX - Discussion of OmniTRAX's shortline railroads, switching services, and leasing operations in Canada and the US

ONR: Ontario Northland Railway List - Exchange of information among modelers, railfans, and historians

Operail: Railway Operations in Canada - Informed discussion of railway operations in Canada

Orange County Rails - Discussion of trains operating in Orange County, New York including NS, CSX, Middletown & New Jersey, and New York Susquehanna & Western

OreRail - For those interested in current and historical iron ore railroading, primarily in the Lake Superior Region

OS-VRFE - Railfan sightings in Virginia, Maryland, DC, and surrounding areas

Ottawa Rail - Discussion of railroads around Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Pacific Electric Railway - Discussion of the Pacific Electric including freight operations, equipment, passenger operations, modeling, and more

PALRR - Paducah & Louisville Railroad discussion, from beginning to present day activities

Pan Am Railfans - Open discussion of the new Pan Am Railways (formerly Guilford Rail System)

Park Trains - Discussion forum for fans, owners, and operators of park-sized train rides

Passenger Car List - Devoted to railroad and railway passenger cars - past, current, and future; modeling and prototype discussions are welcome

Passenger Operations - Discussion of American passenger rail operations pre-Amtrak

Passenger Rail News - Amtrak - Shares articles regarding passenger trains for people interested in preserving long-distance passenger rail service

Passenger Train Consists - Group to share historical and current passenger train consists among railfans

PennsyWest - Discussion of the history, development, and operations of the western lines of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), once titled the Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh, and its corporate predecessors

Peoria & Eastern Railway - Information, photos, and memorabilia related to the former subsidiary of the New York Central System

Peoria Rails - Current and historical discussion of Peoria, Illinois area railroads

Pere Marquette - Model and prototype discussion of Michigan's only true Class 1 railroad

PGE/BCR Special Interest Group - Group interested in the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, British Columbia Railway, and BC Rail

Philly Area Rails - Discuss the railroads of Philadelphia and vicinity, past and present

Phoebe Snow Society, The - Discussion group and listing service for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered railfans with members in six countries

Pickering Lumber - Discuss the logging and railroad operations of the Pickering Lumber Corporation and its predecessors

Pinsly Railroads - Discussion of the prototype and modeling of railroads formerly owned and operated by Sam Pinsly

Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad - Fans of the western Pennsylvania coal hauling railroad both past and present

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad - Discussion of anything related to the railroad

Portland & Western - Discussion the shortline serving Oregon's Willamette Valley and coast on former SP and BN (SP&S) branch lines

ProRail Nebraska - Promotes balanced, efficient passenger and freight transportation in Nebraska

PRR Catenary Electrics - Forum to talk about Pennsy, Penn Central, and Conrail electric operations

PRR-FAX List - Discussion group for sharing accurate information about the Pennsylvania Railroad

PRRSignaling - Information, history, and documentation of the signaling systems as utilized by the PRR

RailAmerica - Devoted to the RailAmerica empire of shortlines, stretching from the Pacific NW to the Atlantic seaboard

Railcritters - Discussion and sharing of information relating to tiny industrial locomotives, equipment, and railroads, both full size and models in all scales

Railfan Political Debate - Forum for off-topic discussion among railfans

Railfan.net Forums - Dozens of discussion boards about freight, passenger, and tourist railroads as well as railfanning, railroad history, and model railroading

RailfanPhoto - Discussion of topics related to railroad photography including cameras, film, and other hardware

RailForum Amtrak - General discussion of America's passenger rail network including routes, funding, tickets, and travel tips

RAILMishaps - Daily postings of rail accidents, derailments, and other mishaps along the world's rail lines

RailPhoto - Photos and photo discussion of prototype trains and scale models

Railpics - For posting and viewing railroad pictures

RailPictures.Net Forums - Discuss railroad photography techniques, equipment, railfan locations, and trip reports

Railpower Green Goats & Gensets - Forum for discussing Railpower Technologies Inc's hybrid switching locomotives, dubbed Green Goats, and the RP20-series diesel genset switchers

Railroad Bridge Enthusiasts - Discussion group for those who admire the structures that carry railways across all manner of terrain

Railroad Crossing Gates - Discuss and share pictures of crossing gates, signals, and signs

Railroad Motorcar Maintenence - Discuss railroad motorcar maintenance and repair

Railroad.net Forums - Dozens of discussion boards including Class I, regional, shortline, industrial, commuter, interurban, and tourist railroads as well as regional railfanning topics

Railroadfan.com - Discussion of railroads in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin

RailroadForums.com - Dozens of railfan discussion boards including railroad photography, trip reports, freight railroads, passenger railroads, and railway preservation

Railroading in Southern Illinois - Exchange information on railroads in southern Illinois, past and present

Railroads of York - Discuss past and present railroads in York County, Pennsylvania

Rails of Milwaukee - Share information and memories about the railroads of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

RailScan - All aspects of railroad radio communications, railfan news, frequencies, terminology, radio equipment, antennas, coax, scanners, and related accessories

RailsNB - Share railfan information and photos in New Brunswick, Canada

RailsNorthWest - Discussion group for railfan information and news, including sightings, passenger reports, upcoming events, and historical research related to the southwest and southeast regions of BC, and BNSF from Everett North

Railspot - Regional railfan list to allow railfans in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana to swap information

RailVideo - Opinions and recommendations about commercially available railroad videos

Railway Preservation News Interchange - Discussion board of railway preservation and steam locomotive operation

Railway Signaling - Adjunct to the "Clear Block" quarterly publication of the Railway Signaling Technical and Historical Society, formerly the RR Signal Special Interest Group

Reading and Northern Railroad - Discusses the past, present, and future of lines operated by the Reading and Northern, including information about lines, traffic, operations, etc.

Reefer-madness - Discussion of refrigerated railroad cars and their commodity movements

RGS - Discussion of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad, restricted to prototypical history and modeling the RGS

Richmond Rails - Enthusiasts group for railfans, historians, authors, photographers, and modelers in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia

Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac - Forum for discussion, modeling, and photos of the RF&P

Roanoke Railfan - Discussion of railfanning on the Norfolk Southern Virginia Division in and around the Roanoke area

Rochester Railfan - Discuss railroading in and around the Greater Rochester, Finger Lakes, and Western New York regions

Rock Island Rockets - Share photos, memorabilia, and stories of the Rock Island Railroad

Rock Island's St. Louis Subdivision - Railfans of the St. Louis Subdivision of the fallen flag Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad; covers history, maps, photos, discussion of restoration efforts, equipment sightings, and current operations under Ameren/UE as the Central Midland (CMR) Railroad

RR Caboose - Group to share information on railroad cabooses, both past and present

RRTulsa - Serves the railfan community in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma

San Diego Rail - Discussion of all aspects of the San Diego rail scene including freight, passenger, and transit

Sand Patch Grade - Discussions about trains on the legendary Sand Patch Grade, including operations by the B&O, Chessie System, and CSX

Santa Susana Railroad Historical Society - Discussion group for avid model railroaders and railfans in Southern California's Los Angeles and Ventura counties

SantaFeRR - To discuss and support the old Santa Fe railroad as it had existed in the past

Selkirk Branch - Discussion of CSXT's Selkirk Yard and the Selkirk Sub from Stuyvesant to Hoffmans, New York

Seminole Gulf Railway - Discuss the shortline that operates two former SAL/ACL lines on the west coast of Florida

SEPTA Rail - Discuss all aspects of SEPTA regional rail and trolleys in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shenandoah Junction Corridor - Discuss the CSX and Norfolk Southern crossover at Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia

Shortline & Industrial Rail News - Group focuses on North American shortline industrial rail operations in Canada and the US

Silverton - Discussion of railroads that served Silverton, Colorado

SJRA (South Jersey Railfan's Association) - Discussion of all railfanning topics in southern New Jersey

Slimrails - List to discuss narrow gauge railroad topics, mainly historical but also inclusive of modeling

Slow Speed Wire - Morse Telegraph Club devoted to the preservation of Morse communications

So Cal Rails - Dedicated to the railroads of Southern California, past and present, including Tehachapi, Cajon, the Needles Sub, the former ATSF Surf Line, and others

Soo Line History - Discussion of the Soo Line Railroad and its predecessors, including the Duluth South Shore & Atlantic, prior to the acquisition of the Milwaukee Road in 1985

Soo Line RR Eau Claire Line - Discussion of the Soo Line Railroad in general, and specifically the Eau Claire Line serving customers between C F Yard and Eau Claire

Sooner State Rails - Discussion of past and present railroads in Oklahoma

South Dakota Railroading Fans - Discuss the railroads of South Dakota

Southeastern Railroad History - Discussion of southeastern US railroad history and photography, especially shortlines, narrow gauge roads, and industrial railroads including logging and mining railroads

Southern Illinois Railroads - Forum for discussing railroads in Southern Illinois

Southern Pacific - Devoted to the pre-1960 late, great Southern Pacific Railroad; all steam era and diesel transition era discussions are suitable, as well as scale modeling

Southern Pacific Railroad (Espee) - Devoted to the Southern Pacific Railroad (aka "Espee") and its many subsidiaries including the St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt), Northwestern Pacific, and Texas & New Orleans

Southern Rails and Shortlines - For southern railroad fans and modelers to talk about trains; any scale and any interest in railroading south of the Ohio or Arkansas River is welcome

Southern Railway - For former employees, railfans, and modelers of the Southern Railway

Southwest Chief - Discussion of Amtrak's route between Chicago and Los Angeles

Southwest Rail Advocates - For the discussion of how rail passenger service within and through the Desert Southwest can be improved

SPNG - Discussion of the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Railroad and its predecessors

SPSRY - For anyone interested in prototype and modeling information on the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway and its predecessors and subsidiaries

St. Lawrence Atlantic Railroad - Railfan information about the SLR in northern New England and Quebec

St. Louis Area Railfan - Topics include history as well as modern day information on the railroads of the Greater St. Louis Area from Mid-Missouri to Central Illinois

Steam Tech - Exchange of information about steam locomotives, especially from the technical perspective

SteamLoco - Steam locomotives interest group, including real locomotives, scale models, history, and folklore

STMFC - Discusses all aspects of North American freight cars of the steam era (1900-1960)

SunsetFriends - Share passenger rail travel experiences on either the Southern Pacific or Amtrak Sunset Limited passenger trains

Sunshine Region - Place to discuss railroads, model railroading, and the activities of the Sunshine Region of Florida

Tales of the Rails - Forum to share railroad stories

TC Shortlines - Discussion of freight, industrial, and passenger railroads that use remnants of the old Tennessee Central lines

Texas Rail - Devoted to the promotion and expansion of passenger rail in Texas and the Southwest

Texas Railfan - Railfans of Texas railroads, past and present

The Station Inn - Discussion group for past and future guests of The Station Inn Bed & Breakfast in Cresson, Pennsylvania to share their experience, advice, and photos

TheOSList - Railroad industry related news reports and train sighting reports from around North America

Tidewater Rails - Discuss railroading in eastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina

Tier Sightings - Discuss the progress of trains over the former Conrail, now Norfolk Southern, Southern Tier Line

TNO: Texas & New Orleans Railroad - History and operations of the Texas and Louisiana lines of the Southern Pacific Railroad and its many predecessor lines

Toledo Peoria & Western Railroad - Discussion of TP&W operations, photography, and modeling

Toronto Railway Heritage Group - Discuss the history of railways in the Greater Toronto Area

Train Books - Forum for collectors of railroad books and videos

TrainFoamers.com - Discussion boards with a focus on railroads in California

TrainHorns - For people interested in the preservation, restoration and discussion of all makes and models of locomotive air horns

Trainorders Discussion & Chat - Discussion topics in eastern and western railroading, model railroading, passenger transit, railfan trip reports, and international railroading

Trains.com Forums - Discussion boards related to Kalmbach's railroad magazines including Trains Magazine, Classic Trains, Garden Railways, and Model Railroader

Tri-State Chapter - For members and friends of the Tri-State Railway Historical Society, based in Morristown / Dover in northern New Jersey

Trinity Railway Express (TRE) Forum - Forum to discuss the Dallas/Fort Worth commuter line, Trinity Railway Express (TRE)

Tristate RR - Latest railroad sightings and happenings in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware

TrolleysCA - Forum for California trolley fans to discuss all systems past and present

TucsonRails - Discuss railroad history, operations, modeling, and memorabilia in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, Western Texas, and Southeastern California

Tweetsie - For railfans, modelers, rail historians, and the just plain curious to share a common interest in the fabled East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Narrow Gauge Railroad

Twin Cities and Western Railroad - Discussion about the TC&W and affiliated companies

Twin City Rails - Sightings, history, foreign power, questions, answers, frequencies, and anything else relating to railroad operations in the Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota area

Twin Ports Rail - News, photo, and history list dealing with non-iron ore railroading in northwest Wisconsin and northeast Minnesota

Union Pacific Railroad East End - Discuss the eastern end of the UP system including Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota

Union Pacific RR - Information on the UPRR, its past, and its many locomotives

Unofficial AVR and SWP Group - Discussion of the Allegheny Valley Railroad and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad

UP Heritage Locomotives - Discuss the current and anticipated locations of the various Union Pacific Heritage locomotives

Urban Maglev Interest Group - Discuss a technology alternative to conventional light rail transit (LRT), AGT, and monorail

USRailMail - General railroad discussion including the buying and selling of antiques and collectibles

Utah Railroading - Discuss anything relating to railroading in Utah

VandOHS - Forum for Virginian & Ohio Railroad Historical Society members to keep in touch and share information/updates on this 30+ year old model railroad

Vermont Rail Sytem & Rutland Railroad - Discussion of the past and present of these railroads

Virginia RailFan Discussion - Railfan news from northern Virginia, Maryland, and DC

Virginian Railway Enthusiasts - Forum for railfans, historians, authors, photographers, and modelers worldwide to discuss the VGN

Volunteer Railroaders Association - Dedicated to the creation of the New Jersey State Transportation Museum; operates train trips, motor car meets, and other railroad projects

Wabash Railroad - An extension of the Wabash Railroad Historical Society for the purpose of promoting and preserving the Wabash Railroad; includes message board, photos, and modeling information

Washington DC Metro - Discuss the history and operations of the Washington Metro

Watco - Discusses Watco's shortline and industrial railroad operations around North America

WCinfo - Discussion of the Wisconsin Central System Railroad including an exchange of model ideas, prototype news, and anything to do with the WC

Wellsville Addison & Galeton Railroad - Discussion of the history and operation of the Wellsville Addison and Galeton Railroad

West Virginia Secondary - Information regarding the history of the NS West Virginia Secondary, rail movements, railfan reports, unique sightings, and more

Western Maryland Railway Discussion List - Forum to share information on the Western Maryland Railway in all eras

White Pass & Yukon Route Fan Mailing List - Discussion about the great narrow gauge line between Skagway Alaska and Whitehorse Yukon, including WP&YR models of all scales

Wisconsin Northern - Discuss operations and modeling of the Wisconsin shortline

WisRail - Forum for railfans in Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota

WLE - Locomotive news, subsidiary reports, and anything to do with the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company

WPlist - Discussion for fans and modelers of the Western Pacific (WP), Sacramento Northern (SN), and Tidewater Southern (TS) railroads

WSOR - Discussion of topics related to the Wisconson & Southern Railroad of Wisconson and Illinois, and its predecessors

WVrailfans - Exchange of news, reports, sightings, and historical information on the railroads of West Virginia and its surrounding regions of southwestern Pennyslvania and western Maryland

Yooper Rails - Forum to share information, stories, and photographs pertaining to Upper Michigan railroads in the past, present, and future

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