RailServe.com Search is a powerful tool for finding rail travel, hobby, and industry resources. The tool is comprised of two
integrated components - Directory Search and Index Search. Both include the more
than 15,000 sites categorized in the RailServe.com Directory. You may
choose between the two search methods by selecting Directory Search or Index
Search on the search form.
DIRECTORY SEARCH performs a keyword search of the titles and
descriptions as they appear on the Directory Pages (e.g. Art & Photos, Freight
Railroads, etc.). Searches yield highly relevant results, as
the search terms must match concise titles and descriptions written specifically
for the directory.
INDEX SEARCH is an alternate keyword search of the full website
of more than 15,000 resources linked from RailServe.com. This search
method is useful for more specific or obscure search terms that may not be
included in the directory listings' titles or descriptions. Sites specifically reviewed and approved for listing at
RailServe.com are returned first, ensuring quality results. However, because
this method searches the full text of millions of pages rather than the
descriptions, you may find that some results are less relevant to your search
DIRECTORY Search Tips
- Use keywords, not complete phrases. Search results must match EVERY
word you type.
- Exclude common words such as railroad, railway, the, and,
- Avoid punctuation such as quotes, commas, periods.
- Do not use state abbreviations. Type Pennsylvania instead of PA.
- Searches are case insensitive. Uppercase and lowercase are
- Include/exclude Train Simulator. Use the checkbox on the search
form to include/exclude Microsoft Train Simulator add-ons (specific
resources in our Computer Games & Simulators category).
When unchecked (default), Train Simulator add-ons are excluded from search
INDEX Search Tips
- Use quotes to find a specific phrase. For example, to find websites
referencing the North Carolina Railroad (but not others railroads
in North Carolina), you may enter your search criteria
within quotes: "North Carolina Railroad"
- Exclude undesired keywords. If your search terms generate many
irrelevant results, you may specify keywords to exclude.
For example, a search on "New York" yields many subway-related
results. If you wish to exclude subway-related sites, add the word subway
preceded by a minus sign (-). Example: "New York" -subway