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Railroad History & Preservation - Northeast

This page provides a directory of railroad historical societies, railway preservation groups, and websites offering a history of railroads in the Northeastern USA and Eastern Canada.

Railroad Records & Statistics (1804-2012) - Guide to U.S. and world railway records including the first railroads, largest locomotives, longest tunnels, fastest trains, deadliest wrecks, and more

Abandoned Railroad Tunnels - Photos and histories of more than 130 abandoned railroad tunnels including Sand Patch Tunnel, Crozet Tunnel, East Broad Top tunnels, Manunka Chunk Tunnel, Oxford Tunnel, Haskell Pass Tunnel, Alpine Tunnel, Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue Tunnel, B&O Parkersburg Branch tunnels, and more

Addison Railroad - History of a 15-mile branch of the Rutland Railroad in Vermont

Age of Steam Roundhouse - Roundhouse built in 2010 to house Jerry Joe Jacobson's (former Ohio Central) steam locomotives; Sugarcreek, Ohio

Akron Barberton Belt Railroad - History and photos of this Ohio railroad, now owned by the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad

Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Historical Society - Preserves the history of the AC&Y; Sharon Center, Ohio

AltoonaWorks.info - History of the Altoona Works complex and the locomotives built, rebuilt, and completed in Altoona, Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, Conrail, and Norfolk Southern

Amazon.com Railroad History Books - Thousands of new, used, and out-of-print railroad history books

Ann Arbor Railroad Technical & Historical Association - Preserves the history of Michigan's Ann Arbor Railroad

Anthracite Railroads Historical Society - Authors, historians, railroad employees, photographers, model railroaders, and railfans interested in the railroads that served the anthracite coal mining region of eastern Pennsylvania

aRRts aRRchives - History and photos of the Long Island Rail Road

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel (Cobble Hill Tunnel) - History of the world's oldest subway tunnel built in 1844 in Brooklyn, New York

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Photos - Photos of an abandoned railroad tunnel in Brooklyn, New York

Auctions on eBay - 100,000+ collectibles and railroadiana items including vintage ads, maps, timetables, tickets, stock certificates, watches, clocks, signs, lanterns, utensils, locks, apparel, and more

B&O Parkersburg Branch Tunnels - History and photos of 13 abandoned railroad tunnels in West Virginia

B&O RR Photo Tours - Photo tours of the Baltimore & Ohio's original mainline from Baltimore to Point of Rocks, Maryland, and the Washington Branch to Washington DC

Baldwin Locomotive Works - History and photos of the factory in Eddystone, Pennsylvania

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Historical Society - Preserves the history of the B&O; Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Network - History of the B&O railroad

Baltimore Chapter, NRHS - Baltimore, Maryland

Bartlett Roundhouse Preservation Club - Facilitates the restoration of the former Maine Central Railroad roundhouse in Bartlett, New Hampshire

Beaver-Lawrence Railway Historical Society - Owners of 100 year old B&O "UN" Tower in Conway, Pennsylvania (formerly the Beaver Valley Junction Chapter, NRHS)

Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad - History of the B&MLRR, established 1867 in Waldo County, Maine

Bergen-Rockland Chapter, NRHS - Cliffside Park, New Jersey

Black Diamonds to Tidewater - History, photos, and maps of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, Lehigh & New England Railroad, and Lehigh & Hudson River Railway

Black River Railroad Historical Trust - Preserves the heritage and history of railroading in Central New Jersey, and operates seasonal passenger excursions on the Black River & Western Railroad between Ringoes and Flemington

Blair, Bedford, and Broad Top Railroads - Documents the history of the railroads which operated in the Blair, Bedford, and Broad Top Region of West-Central Pennsylvania, including the Everett RR, Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain RR, and many Pennsylvania Railroad branchlines

Bluewater Michigan Chapter, NRHS - Dedicated to the preservation of railroad history, offering diesel-powered excursions with a restored passenger car fleet; Royal Oak, Michigan

Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society - Preserves history and artifacts of the Boston & Maine, including steam locomotive 410 and its combine

Boston Street Railway Association - Devoted to the preservation of Boston's transit history through meetings, publications, projects, fantrips, and a bimonthly news magazine

Brian Carter's Web Pages - Information about the Maine two-foot railroads, garden railroading, and steam technology

Bridge Line Historical Society - Historical society of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad

Bridges & Tunnels of Allegheny County - History of railroads around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including Baltimore & Ohio, Bessemer & Lake Erie, Erie Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, Pittsburgh & Western, Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal, West Side Belt, and others

Bridges, Stations & Tunnels - Guide to the earliest, longest, highest, and largest railroad structures

Bridgton & Saco River Narrow Gauge Railroad - History of the railroad that linked Hiram and Bridgton, Maine until 1941

Brockville Railway Tunnel - Aims to restore and reopen Canada's first railway tunnel (built 1860) in Brockville, Ontario

Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal (BEDT) - Documents, photos, and maps from a rail-marine terminal in Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Historic Railway Association - Museum and trolley barn in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York with a fleet of 16 trolleys and a fully functional trolley line along the historic Red Hook waterfront

Brooks Preservation Society - Restores and maintains the former Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad station located in Brooks, Maine, plus B&ML motive power and rolling stock

Buck Mountain Coal Company Gravity Railroad - Brief history of the coal company and its 4-mile gravity railroad to the Lehigh River in Eastern Pennsylvania, plus photos of a remaining railroad tunnel

Buffalo Central Terminal Restoration - History from 1929 to the present; Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway - History of the coal hauling railroad which ran from the coal fields of central Pennsylvania to the ports of Rochester and Buffalo, New York

Bytown Railway Society - Restoration and operation of a number of pieces of historic railway equipment located at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

C&O New River Subdivision - Resources for modeling or learning about the C&O Railroad in the New River, particularly during the steam to diesel transition era

C&O's Piedmont Subdivision - Chronicles the history and development of the Piedmont Subdivision of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in Central Virginia, with photos, maps, and modeling information

C. Robert Craig Memorial Library - Materials that document the history of rail transportation in Canada, with an emphasis on eastern Ontario

Cambria and Indiana Railroad - History and pictures of the C&I, known primarily as a coal road in western Pennsylvania

Canada Atlantic Railway Research Site - History and rosters of this Ontario, Canada railway

Canadian Railroad Historical Association (NB Division) - Railway heritage group in New Brunswick, Canada

Canton Viaduct - Second oldest multiple stone arch bridge still in active mainline use in the US; Canton, Massachusetts

Cape Cod Chapter, NRHS - Preserves the history of Cape Cod railroading; West Barnstable, Massachusetts

Central New York Chapter, NRHS - Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of unique railway depots and equipment; Marcellus, New York

Central Railroad of New Jersey Project 113 - Restoration of a CNJ 0-6-0 steam locomotive in Minersville, Pennsylvania

Central Terminal Restoration Corporation - Founded in 1997 to oversee the stabilization and restoration of Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York

Central Vermont Railway Historical Society - Documents and preserves the history of the Central Vermont Railway and its successors, and publishes a quarterly magazine, The Ambassador

Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society - Devoted to the history of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, its predecessors, and successors

Chessie System Historical Society - Preserving the history of the Chessie System Railroad

Chignecto Ship Railway - History of a 17-mile railway built to transport ships between the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, abandoned in 1892 prior to completion

Cincinnati Railroad Club - Hobbyists interested in railroads ranging from the early iron horse of the 1800s through the present and into the future; Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Traction History - Maps, photos, and history of the Cincinnati, Ohio area's streetcar, interurban, and railroad lines

Cincinnati's Abandoned Subway - Detailed history, news, and photo tour of Cincinnati, Ohio's subway, started in 1920 and never completed

Cincinnati, Lebanon and Northern Railroad - Southwestern Ohio railway acquired by the Pennsylvania Railroad and later abandoned in the 1970s

Cleveland & Eastern Interurban Historical Society & Museum - Preserves artifacts and materials relating to Northeast Ohio's interurban railways

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway History - Historical information from the 1913 annual report of the New York Central Railroad

CNR in Ontario - Aids researchers and modelers looking for information on Canadian National Railway's stations in Ontario, Canada

Coal Towers - Photographs of coaling towers from the early 1900s

Coast Cities Railway Co. Historical Pictures - Pictures of the Coast Cities trolley line from Long Branch to Sea Girt, New Jersey between 1888 and 1931

Colin Churcher's Railway Pages - History of railways in Ottawa and throughout Canada

Collis P. Huntington Chapter, NRHS - Sponsors the New River Train excursions from Huntington to Hinton, West Virginia, and operates the Huntington Railroad Museum

Columbus Ohio Union Station - History and photos of the three Union Stations that occupied essentially the same site from 1850 to 1976 in Columbus, Ohio

Connecticut Eastern Chapter, NRHS - Operates the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum; Willimantic, Connecticut

Conrail Historical Society - Encourages the writing, collection, and preservation of historical and contemporary material associated with Conrail

Cornell Railroad Historical Society, NRHS - Ithaca, New York

Crestline PRR Engine Facility - Chronicles the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad engine facilities at Crestline, Ohio

Crestline Roundhouse Preservation Society - Preserving the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Crestline, Ohio

Crozet Tunnel - History and photos of the famous 4273-foot railroad tunnel through the Blue Ridge Mountains, completed under the direction of Claudius Crozet in 1858

CSX History - History and photos of railroads that make up CSX, specifically those that still had engines in original paint at the time of the merger

Delaware & Hudson Railroad History - History of the D&H by the The Bridge Line Historical Society

Delaware and Hudson Virtual Museum - Photos, histories, and rosters collected by D&H fans worldwide

Delaware Valley Chapter, NRHS - Meets monthly in Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Detroit & Mackinac Railway Historical Society - Preserves the history of the D&M which operated in Michigan from 1894 until 1992

Dominion Atlantic Railway Digital Preservation Initiative (DARDPI) - History and photos of a western Nova Scotia fallen flag railway

Dunderberg Spiral Railway - History and photos of a pleasure railroad partially constructed in 1890-1891 on a mountain near Jones Point, New York

Dunderberg Spiral Railway Photos - Photos show the remains of an incomplete gravity railroad north of New York City

Durand Railroad Days - Annual celebration of railroad heritage in Durand, Michigan

Early Railroads - Records and firsts for railroad construction and operation in the U.S. and worldwide

East Broad Top Railroad Tunnels - History and photos of the EBT's two abandoned railroad tunnels

Electric Lines in Southern Ontario - History and photos of trolleys and streetcars in Southern Ontario, Canada

Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society - Preserves the history of Erie Lackawanna's passenger operations, and restores original dining cars to full operating condition

Erie Lackawanna Historical & Technical Society - Disseminates the history and information of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, the Erie Railroad, the Erie Lackawanna Railway, and their constituent and affiliated lines

Erie Lackawanna Historical Society - Preserving the history of the Delaware Lackawanna & Western, Erie, and Erie Lackawanna railroads for the fan, historian, and modeler

Erie Railroad - History and photos of the Erie, Lackawanna, and Erie Lackawanna Railroads, by Fred Stratton

Essex Railway Station - Restored stone railway station built in 1887 in Essex, Ontario, Canada

Fallen Flag Railroads of New Jersey - Retrospective look at New Jersey's railroads through maps, track and physical characteristics profiles, operating rules, and timetables in the pre Conrail and New Jersey Transit era

Flying Yankee Restoration Group - Partnership with the State of New Hampshire to restore and preserve historic rail equipment

Forgotten NY Subways & Trains - Extensive collection of photo essays from New York City including abandoned stations, former routes, the High Line, unique signage, freight operations, and more

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society - Operates Nickel Plate Road Berkshire-class steam locomotive No. 765 from New Haven, Indiana

Friends of Bedford Depot Park - Honoring and preserving the history of the narrow-gauge Billerica & Bedford Railroad and the Boston & Maine's Lexington and Reformatory Branches; Bedford, Massachusetts

Friends of Kingston Station - Advocates for the historic Kingston Station in southern Rhode Island

Friends of the East Broad Top - Educational and historical society dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the East Broad Top Railroad National Historic Landmark in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

Friends of the NYW&B Highbrook Highline - Proposes to convert a section of former New York, Westchester & Boston Railway railbed into a two-acre greenway in Pelham, New York

Friends of The QueensWay - Plans to convert the former Long Island Railroad Rockaway Beach Branch into a 3.5-mile recreation path and park in Queens, New York

Friends of the Steam Train - Supports the return of service on the Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Steam Train near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad - Preserving the Stewartstown Railroad in southern York County, Pennsylvania

Friends of the Valley Railroad - Preserves vintage rolling stock and structures at Connecticut's Valley Railroad Company, home of the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

French Creek Valley Railroad Historical Society - Preserves the railroad history of Crawford County with a variety of railcars on display; Meadville, Pennsylvania

GG1 Homepage - History, specifications, and survivor list for the Pennsylvania Railroad's GG1 electric locomotive

Gorham Historical Society & Railroad Museum - Historic 1907 Grand Trunk Railroad depot houses an extensive collection of railroad equipment and railroadiana, plus a model railroad; Gorham, New Hampshire

Grand Central Terminal - Diagrams of tracks, signals, and interlockings at NYC's GCT from 1931 into the 1960s

Grand Trunk Western Historical Society - Rosters, photos, newsletter, and society information; Durand, Michigan

Grand Trunk Western Railroad - History and photos of the GTW in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio

Griffith Historical Park & Depot Museum - Railroad history exhibits in a 1911 Grand Trunk Railroad depot; Griffith, Indiana

Guelph Historical Railway Association - Dedicated to preserving the railway history of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, including the Guelph Junction Railway, Toronto-Guelph Radial Railway, Great Western Railway, Grand Trunk, Galt and Guelph Railway, Wellington Grey and Bruce Railway, CP, CN, and Guelph Street Railway

Haley Tower Historical & Technical Society - Operates the Wabash Valley Railroader's Museum museum with working interlocking tower in Terre Haute, Indiana

Halifax & Southwestern Railway Digital Preservation Initiative (HSWDPI) - History and photos of a western Nova Scotia fallen flag railway

Harrisburg Chapter, NRHS - Operates the Harris Tower Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Hespeler Heritage Railway Station Association - Dedicated to the purchase and restoration of the CN (ex GTR) railway station in Hespeler, Ontario, Canada

High Line Virtual Tour - Photos of New York City's High Line prior to its conversion to a greenway

High Line, Friends of the - Non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and reuse of the High Line, a 1.5 mile elevated rail structure on the West Side of Manhattan, New York

Historic Bridges of Michigan and Elsewhere - Photos, maps, histories, and technical information about railroad and highway bridges in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and neighboring states

Historical USGS Topographic Maps - Free historical USGS topographic map collection by railroad historian Chris Marshall, including New England and Mid Atlantic states

Hoboken Shore Railroad - Photos and historical information about this abandoned railroad in Hoboken, New Jersey

Hocking Valley Railway Information Center - Brings together fans of the HV and its successors (C&O, CSXT, I&O) and affiliates (T&OC, K&M, Z&W) in Ohio; site includes photos, building diagrams, route guides, roster, and more

Hoosac Tunnel Then and Now - Photos and information about the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel in northwest Massachusetts

Horseshoe Curve Chapter, NRHS - Preserves and maintains historical equipment and information relating to railroads in Blair County, Pennsylvania

How Things Worked On The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad - A former railroad electrician explains in words and pictures how to hump boxcars, how ice air conditioners worked on passenger equipment, how the Genny Motors work, a diagram of trucks, and how to pull the pin

Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Powerhouse of Jersey City - History, photos, and preservation strategies for a 1908 subway powerhouse

Industrial & Offline Terminal Railroads of New York - Extensive histories, maps, and photos of former industrial railroads and locomotives in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, and Manhattan

Jersey Central Chapter, NRHS - Preserves and restores railroad equipment and sponsors fan trips; Westfield, New Jersey

Keystone Crossings - Extensive history of The Pennsylvania Railroad, by Jerry Britton

Kinzua Bridge - Petition for the restoration of Kinzua Bridge in Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania, struck by a tornado on July 21, 2003; Kinzua was constructed in 1882, 301 feet high and 2053 feet long

Kodtrak - History of the Ontario & Western, New York Central, Rail City, and other New York railroads

Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Chapter, NRHS - Caters to Northeastern Pennsylvania fallen flags including CNJ, D&H, LV, EL, and L&WV, and sponsors the restoration of Boston & Maine 4-6-2 steam locomotive #3713; Scranton, Pennsylvania

Lackawanna Cutoff Then & Now - History and photos of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's 28.5-mile New Jersey Cutoff between Port Morris and Slateford Junction

Lake Odessa Michigan Depot - Photos and history of the Queen Anne style depot, built around 1888 by the Detroit, Lansing & Northern Railroad

Lake Shore Railway Historical Society, NRHS - Operates a museum in a restored 1899 New York Central passenger station; North East, Pennsylvania

Lancaster Chapter, NRHS - Railroad historical society in Christiana, Pennsylvania

Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society - Operates the 16-mile Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad between Milford and Cooperstown, New York

Lehigh Valley Railroad - Maps, timetables, and photos of the LV in Pennsylvania and New York

Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society - Preserves the memory of the LVRR and its employees in upstate New York

Lehigh Valley Railroad Survivors - Database of surviving LVRR locomotives, rolling stock, structures, and routes

Lenawee County Railroad - Map, photos, and history of the shortline LCRC which operated in Adrian, Michigan from 1977 to 1990

Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association - Preserves the legacy of the Ligonier Valley Rail Road that ran between Ligonier and Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Little River Railroad and Lumber Company - History of life on the Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains

Locomotive Records - Guide to the earliest, fastest, heaviest, largest, and most powerful steam locomotives

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) History - History of the LIRR since its inception in 1834

Lowline - Aims to convert the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal beneath Delancey Street into New York City's first subterranean park

MACK Locomotive Restoration - Preserving the last locomotive built by the Mack Truck Company in 1939

Manheim Historical Society - Preservation of some of the landmarks that have characterized the Borough of Manheim, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas, including Birney Trolley Car #236 and the Manheim Railway Station (built in 1881)

Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Society - Preserves the heritage of the historic Ma & Pa Railroad with train rides in Muddy Creek Forks, Pennsylvania

Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts - Organizes specially-chartered excursion trains in cooperation with Amtrak, Boston's MBTA, and many other railroads in the Northeast

Merwinsville Hotel Restoration - The last trackside railroad hotel east of the Mississippi, built in 1842 as a meal stop for travelers on the Housatonic Railroad; Gaylordsville, Connecticut

Metropolitan Union Terminal - Historical information about the New York Ontario & Western (NYO&W)

Michigan Central Station Preservation Society - Dedicated to the restoration of the 1913 train station in Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Passenger Stations - Photos and histories of several stations in Michigan, by Louis Van Winkle

Michigan Railroad History Conference - Bi-yearly conference with scholarly papers on railroad history presented at various locations in Michigan

Mid-Michigan Railway Historical Society - Sponsors railfanning trips to visit railroad facilities and model railroads, displays and operates a modular HO layout, and meets for railfan slide/video shows; Flint, Michigan

Middletown & New Jersey Railway Historical Society - Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Middletown Unionville & Water Gap, Middletown & Unionville, Middletown & New Jersey, and other area railroads

Midwest Railway Preservation Society - Owns more than 20 pieces of vintage rolling stock including Mikado steam locomotive #4070 at the former B&O Roundhouse in Cleveland, Ohio

Military Railroads & Locomotives of the New York Metropolitan Area - History of railroads and locomotives that were located on military bases and installations throughout the New York area

Mohawk & Hudson Chapter, NRHS - Albany, New York

Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society - Linden, Indiana

Monongahela & Duquesne Inclines - History of the two remaining incline railways in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Montour Railroad Historical Society - Dedicated to preserving the history of the Montour Railroad, a coal-hauling shortline that operated in the areas south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania between 1879 and 1985

Mountain State Railroad & Logging Historical Association - Collects, preserves, and interprets the history of shortline and industrial railroads and the forest and mining industries of West Virginia, and sponsors the annual railfan weekend at the Cass Scenic Railroad

Mt. Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society - Working to restore the incline railway at Beacon, New York

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society - Preserves Michigan railroad history and operates O, HO, and N scale model railroad layouts; Muskegon, Michigan

Nashua City Station - Resource about the railroads and electric railways in and around the city of Nashua, New Hampshire

New England Railroad History and Modeling Page - Historical, roster, and modeling information on the Boston & Maine Railroad and other New England Railroads

New England Steam Corporation - Aims to restore and operate Maine Central 4-6-2 steam locomotive #470

New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association - Dedicated to the preservation of the history of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company

New Jersey Midland Railroad Historical Society - Dedicated to preserving the history of the railroads that have operated in New Jersey, with special emphasis on the New Jersey Midland, successor NYS&W, and connecting and affiliated lines

New Jersey Transportation Heritage Center - Preserving the history of railroads and other transportation in New Jersey

New York Central System Historical Society - History, photos, books, and membership information

New York City Abandoned Subway & Elevated Stations - History, diagrams, and photos of abandoned stations

New York Railroad Enthusiasts - Group of railfans, photographers, historians, and modelers in the New York City area

New York State Railroads - Articles cover a variety of rail history topics in New York State, including the New York Central Railroad

New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society - Preserves the rich railroad history of New Jersey, most specifically the NYS&W

New York's Capital District - History of New York's Capital Region railroads, industries, and inventions

New York, Westchester & Boston Railway - History, maps, rosters, and photos of a electric commuter railroad that operated from 1912 to 1937 in the Bronx and Westchester County, New York

Newfoundland Railway - History of the 906 mile narrow gauge railway that operated from 1898 to 1988 on the island of Newfoundland, Canada

Newtown Branch Preservation Foundation - Seeks to preserve the Reading Railroad's Newtown Branch northeast of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Niagara Frontier Chapter, NRHS - Dedicated to the preservation and education of railroad history in western New York, the province of Ontario, and neighboring regions

Nicholson Online - Photos and history of the Nicholson Bridge (Tunkhannock Viaduct) in Nicholson, Pennsylvania, built by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad in 1915

Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society - Dedicated to preserving and disseminating information concerning the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad and its predecessor railroads

Norfolk and Western Historical Society - Preserves the history of the Norfolk & Western and Virginian railroads

North Central Pennsylvania Railroads - Historic maps, photos, and articles about railroads and stations

North Jersey Chapter, NRHS - Meets monthly in Bloomfield, New Jersey

North Jersey Electric Railway Historical Society - Specializing in the history of northern New Jersey's electric railways

Northeast Pennsylvania Railroads - Photos of abandoned railroads in northeast Pennsylvania

Northern New England Railroads - Extensive illustrated guide to the historical and present day operations of railroads in New England, including Central Vermont, Vermont Railway, Green Mountain, Boston & Maine, Maine Central, Grand Trunk, Bangor & Aroostook, and more

Northern Ohio Association of Railroad Societies - Blanket organization with a desire to help all area rail groups communicate with each other and to promote their common interests in the community

Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc. - 15" gauge live-steam train rides with Engine 901 from Israelite House of David, plus displays of railroad artifacts; Findlay, Ohio

Nova Scotia Railway Hall of Fame - Honoring the builders of Nova Scotia's Iron Roads

Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society - Information about many railway heritage sites and museums in Nova Scotia, Canada

Ohio Railroad Stations Past & Present - Photos and information about train stations throughout the state

OldNYC.com - Explores some of the many facets of New York City's transportation infrastructure, including virtual tours of abandoned and little used railroad lines

Ontario & Western Railway Historical Society - Chapter of the NRHS dedicated to preserving the heritage of the New York, Ontario & Western Railway; Middletown, New York

Ottawa Railway History Circle - Members interested in researching railway subjects in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Penn Central - Historical information about the Penn Central Railroad

Penn Central Railroad Historical Society - Preserves the history of the Penn Central Transportation Company, including its people and equipment, its heritage before its formation in 1968, its all-too-brief life, and its slow fade into Conrail

Penn Central Railroad Online - FAQ, photos, maps, rosters, clipart, and more, by Jerry Jordak

Pennsylvania Coal Company Gravity Railroad - Brief history of the PCC's coal-hauling gravity railroad, plus photos of its abandoned tunnel near Scranton, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Railroad Erie County Branches - Documents the PRR branches that served Erie County, Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia & Erie, Erie & Pittsburgh, and Chautauqua branches

Pennsylvania Railroad Stations Past & Present - Photos and information about train stations throughout the state

Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society - Preserving the heritage of "The Standard Railroad of the World" for future generations, with 11 local chapters throughout the US

Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society New England Chapter - Dedicated to the study and preservation of the Pennsylvania Railroad (1846-1968)

Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society Philadelphia Chapter - Preserves the history and memory of the Pennsylvania Railroad operations in the greater Philadelphia area

Pere Marquette Historical Society - Collects and disseminates information regarding the Pere Marquette Railroad, a Class One road which served Michigan, Ontario, Indiana, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Philadelphia Belt Line Railroad History - Owns 16.3 miles of track along the Philadelphia waterfront, operated by Conrail Shared Assets, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Canadian Pacific

Philadelphia Chapter, NRHS - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Trolley Tracks - Comprehensive site with photos, maps, and rosters of trolleys in Philadelphia and Norristown, Pennsylvania, now operated by SEPTA

Phillipsburg Railroad Historians - Operates a museum and the Centerville & Southwestern miniature railroad in Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Pittsburg & Shawmut Railroad Historical Society - Preserves the history of a coal hauling railroad that has operated for nearly 100 years in Jefferson and Armstrong counties in western Pennsylvania

Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Historical Society - Dedicated to preserving and disseminating the history of the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Company, a Western Pennsylvania and New York coal hauling railroad, as well as its predecessor lines

Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway Co. Hi-Line - History, photos, documents, and modeling of the P&WV and its connections

Pittsburgh Incline Railways - History and photos of the Monongahela Incline and Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Potomac Chapter, NRHS - Railfans in the Washington DC area

Pottstown & Reading Chapter, NRHS - Meets monthly in Exeter Township, Pennsylvania

Quakertown Train Station Historical Society - Preserving the 1902 Reading Railroad station in Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Quebec Central Railway - History, map, photos, and more about the QCR

Railroad History Archive - Several collections by the University of Connecticut Libraries, including the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Archives

Railroad Stations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts - Devoted to the location, history, and current uses of railroad stations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts

Railroads in Historic Burlington City - History of railroads since 1834 in Burlington City, New Jersey

Railway Chronicles - Video documentary series and website dedicated to chronicling the history of Canadian railways including those in Eastern Ontario

Railway Historical Society of Northern New York - Working to restore a Shay engine and Rutland Railroad combine car; Croghan Depot, New York

Railways of Eastern Ontario - History and timelines of eastern Canada railways including Brockville, Westport & Sault Ste Marie; Bytown & Prescott; Brockville & Ottawa; Irondale Bancroft & Ottawa; Grand Trunk; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific

Railways of Ottawa - History of various Ottawa Canada railway subjects

Rappahannock Chapter, NRHS - Owner of RF&P Caboose 905, N&W Caboose 518620, PRR B60 Baggage Car 9325, and a complete Maintenance of Way train; Fredericksburg, Virginia

Raritan River Railroad - Photos and history of the 12.6-mile shortline that operated between South Amboy and New Brunswick, New Jersey

Ravenna Railroad Historical Society - Preserving the history of the railroads in Ravenna, Ohio, and working to acquire two interlocking towers

Reading Company Technical & Historical Society - Operates the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum in Hamburg, Pennsylvania

Reading Railroad Online - Information on the history, equipment, and operations of the Reading Company, once a 1,300 mile railroad system in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware

Reading Viaduct Project - Aims to develop an elevated linear park on the former Reading Railroad Viaduct in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Record Railroad Routes - Guide to the highest, steepest, and longest railroad grades worldwide

Remembering the Maine Central Railroad - Rosters, photos, and drawings of MC rolling stock

Remsen Depot - Replica of the original 1890's depot serves the Adirondack Scenic RR; Remsen, New York

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Historical Society - Preserves the history of the RF&P through education, historical and technical research, preservation, and modeling

Rick's Monon Railroad Site - Photos, Train Gifs, history, maps, and rosters of the Monon in Indiana

Rob's PRR Page - Pennsylvania Railroad rosters, equipment diagrams, signal plans, photos, and other historical documents

Rochester & Eastern Rapid Railway - Pictures and information about this electric interurban railway that connected Rochester and Geneva, New York from 1903 to 1930

Rochester Chapter, NRHS - Preserves the railroad history of Rochester and Western New York

Rochester Subway - Historical information and photos from the Rochester Industrial Rapid Transit Railway in Rochester, New York

Rochester Subway Tour - Photo tour of the abandoned subway in Rochester, New York

Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad - History and photos of the former Central New York railroad

Runaway - Complete dispatcher audio, transcript, photos, and news articles of a runaway Canadian National train in 1987

Rutland Railroad Historial Society - Preserving the history of the Rutland Railroad; Rutland, Vermont

Salisbury Point Railroad Historical Society - Preserves Boston and Maine (B&M) artifacts and memorabillia; Amesbury, Massachusetts

Shohola Glen Switchback Gravity Railroad - History of a gravity railroad built in 1886 that served Shohola Glen Amusement Park in Northeast Pennsylvania

Significant Dates in Ottawa Railway History - by Colin Churcher

South Pennsylvania Railroad - History, maps, and photos of a railroad that was never completed but was to become the base for the Pennsylvania Turnpike

South Simcoe Railway Heritage Corporation - Owns steam-era passenger coaches, freight equipment, and locomotives, including Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotive #136, operated at the South Simcoe Railway in Tottenham, Ontario, Canada

Southampton Railroad Station Society - Dedicated to restoring the train station on the former Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Newtown Branch in Southampton, Pennsylvania

Southern Ontario Locomotive Restoration Society - Leads many restoration efforts including recently completed 0-6-0 Alco switcher and ETR steam locomotive No. 9; St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

Steam Operations of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway at Hinton, WV - 30 years of research, history, and drawings of the C&O yard and shops at Hinton, West Virginia

STEAM Railroad Museum - Locomotives and rolling stock undergoing restoration in Minerva, Ohio

Stewartstown Railroad - History of a shortline railroad in southern York County, Pennsylvania

Stuff That's Gone - Photos and history of abandoned railroad stations, bridges, tunnels, and other structures in Pennsylvania

Susquehanna Valley Railway Historical Society - NRHS chapter meets monthly in Vestal, New York

Sussex Branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad - History, maps, photos, and modeling information about the DL&W Sussex Branch

Switchback Gravity Railroad Foundation - History, virtual ride, and trail information about the Mauch Chunk Switchback, a coal hauling railroad built in eastern Pennsylvania (Jim Thorpe to Summit Hill) in 1927

Tamaqua Railroad Station - Restored 1874 Philadelphia & Reading Railroad station now serves as a heritage center; Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train - Commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's funeral train from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois

The 470 Railroad Club - Preserves the history of the Maine Central and New England railroading; Portland, Maine

The Alphabet Route - Histories, rosters, maps, photos, timetables, and more about the Midwest and Northeast railroads that joined together in 1931 to compete against the New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad, including the Nickel Plate, Wheeling & Lake Erie, Pittsburgh & West Virginia, Western Maryland, Reading, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Lehigh & Hudson River, and New York, New Haven & Hartford

The Broad Way: A Pennsylvania Railroad Home Page - Historical documents, photos, maps, railfan guides, and more about the PRR

The Embankment - Aims to develop a public park on the half-mile elevated stone structure that once carried the Pennsylvania Railroad to the Hudson River

The Franz Swing - History and photos by a telegraph operator who revisits this historical station in Ontario, Canada

Thurman Station Association - Dedicated to rebuilding the train station in Thurman, New York

Thurso and Nation Valley Railway - History of the last logging railway in eastern Canada

Toronto Railway Historical Association - Committed to preserving Toronto's railroad heritage by creating a museum in the John St. roundhouse; Ontario, Canada

Toronto Transportation Commission - Unofficial site with history, roster, photos, modeling information, and preserved equipment listing

Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Historical Society - Prototype and modeling information about the TH&B which existed from 1892 through 1987 and served the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada area

Train Records - Guide to the fastest, longest, and heaviest trains in U.S. and world history

Train Wrecks - Guide to the earliest, deadliest, and strangest train wrecks, crashes, derailments, and accidents

TrainsAreFun - Long Island Rail Road history, maps, photos, and modeling information

Tremont Underground Theater Space (TUTS) - Proposal to convert an abandoned Boston subway tunnel into theaters, galleries, and trolley museum

Tri-State Railway Historical Society - Meets monthly in Morristown, New Jersey

Tri-States Railway Preservation Society - Maintains railroad memorabilia exhibits in Port Jervis, New York

Twin Forks Chapter, NRHS - Dedicated to the past, present, and future of railroading on Long Island, New York

UC&SV Route - Aims to restore train service on the former Lackawanna Railroad grade between Bridgewater and Richfield in central New York

Ulster & Delaware Railroad Historical Society - Chapter of the NRHS, focused on the railroad history of the Catskills and Hudson Valley including the U&D, Delaware and Northern, Catskill Mountain, Catskill & Tannersville, and Otis Elevating Railroads

United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey - Supports the preservation of historical railroad equipment and artifacts for the proposed New Jersey Railroad and Transportation Heritage Center

United States Capitol Subway System - Three underground electric light rail systems operated by the US Government connect the Capitol Building to the House and Senate office buildings in Washington, DC

Utica & Mohawk Valley Chapter, NRHS - Meets monthly in New Hartford, New York

Vermont Historical Society - Information about railroad operations in and around Bellows Falls, Vermont

ViaductGreene - Advocates for the creation of more than two miles of linear greenspace along the former Reading Railroad Viaduct, City Branch, and Pennsylvania Avenue Tunnel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wabash Railroad and Michigan Railroads - Historical photos of the Wabash Railroad and Michigan short lines and logging railroads

Wabash Railroad Historical Society - Dedicated to the collection and preservation of historical artifacts, data, photos, and drawings on the history, operation, and equipment of the Wabash Railroad and its predecessors

Walker Transportation Collection - Photos, slides, maps, documents, artifacts, and models of most transportation methods used in New England; Beverly, Massachusetts

Walkway Over The Hudson - New York's historic Poughkeepsie Highland Railroad Bridge reopened in 2009 as a pedestrian bridge and state park over the Hudson River

Washington DC Chapter, NRHS - Sponsors a series of trips, tours, events, and excursions

West Jersey Chapter, NRHS - Dedicated to preserving the rich rail heritage of a region steeped in rail history, regional folklore, and American traditions; Palmyra, New Jersey

West Virginia Railroad Museum - Restoring steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, and rolling stock to be operated on 122 miles of state-owned trackage in the Elkins, West Virginia area

Western Connecticut Chapter, NRHS - Preserves railroad knowledge and history in the greater New England area, and operates the SONO Switch Tower Museum in South Norwalk, Connecticut

Western Maryland Railway Historical Society - Preserves the history of the WM, including a collection of artifacts, memorabilia, photos, and N scale layout in a former depot in Union Bridge, Maryland

Western Maryland Railway West Sub - Extensive history, photos, and maps of the Western Maryland West Subdivision between Hagerstown and Cumberland, Maryland, as well as the East, Hanover, Lurgan, Connellsville, Thomas, and George's Creek Subdivisions

Western Maryland Survivors, LLC - Supports the preservation, restoration, and operation of surviving Western Maryland Railway equipment

Western New York Railway Historical Society - Dedicated to preserving Western New York's railroad heritage through restoration projects and other events

Wheeling & Lake Erie Historical Society - Chapter of the Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society dedicated to preserving and disseminating information about the Wheeling and Lake Erie railroad, past and present

White River Junction Chapter, NRHS - Meets monthly in Hartford, Vermont

Wilmington Chapter, NRHS - Wilmington, Delaware

Winifrede Railroad - Shortline railroad in West Virginia that closed in 1988

Wopsononock Railroad & Resort - History of a former narrow gauge railroad and resort near Altoona, Pennsylvania

Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation - Operates the Tod Engine Heritage Park which exhibits a 1942 GE 70 ton centercab switcher and an 80 ton hot metal car in Youngstown, Ohio

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