Old 09-30-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Cool websites?

Do you have any? I'm running short.

In case anyone missed this from another post.

I really like this one.
http://www.railroadphotoessays.com/

Lot of current info but doesn't blow me away.
http://www.trainorders.com/

Trains forum - too many personalities to deal with. Good info.
http://cs.trains.com/forums/default.aspx?ForumGroupID=9

What about interesting blogs?
http://railpixcritic.blogspot.com/

And there are just too many yahoo groups and flickr accounts. What sites really stick out to you?
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
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NS discussion forums:
http://jreb.org/ns/index.php

The Photographers Railroad Page:
http://lightsourcephoto.com/rr_page.html

Chris Toth:
http://www.nsdash9.com/

NS Locos:
http://nslocos.com/

Chris Crook:
http://www.wanderingrailfan.blogspot.com/

Dogcaught PNW Blog:
http://www.dogcaught.com/

Un-official W&LE Railway BB:
http://members.boardhost.com/WLERailway/

Thomas Nanos:
http://nanosphoto.com/

Those are a few of the random railroad related bookmarks I have.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:28 AM   #3
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Some of the best railroad pictures i've ever seen:

http://www.goodrailphotos.com
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:57 AM   #4
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What about interesting blogs?
http://railpixcritic.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the mention, Travis. The interesting websites I know of, I have links to on the right side of my blog. Thanks to Brad, I'll be adding more!
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:23 AM   #5
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3 favorites of mine:

http://members.aol.com/chirailfan/index.html

http://trainweb.org/brettrw/

http://www.pnwrailfan.com/
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:32 AM   #6
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Some of the best railroad pictures i've ever seen:

http://www.goodrailphotos.com

Why does that link take me to...youtube??
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:40 AM   #7
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Here are a few more from my bookmarks. I don't regularly check all of these sites but anytime I find something interesting I bookmark it for a rainy day.

An incredible Amtrak resource:
http://www.gobytrain.us/

Exploring Southern California's Railroads:
http://socalrailfan.com/

Sean Hoyden Photography:
http://www.hoydie17.com/

O. Winston Link Museum:
http://owinstonlink.blogspot.com/

Jeff Hawkins' Rails in Virginia:
http://members.trainorders.com/varailfan/

Ryan Parents' New England Railroads:
http://pbase.com/rparent/main

Scott Lothes:
http://www.scottlothes.com/ also http://lothes.blogspot.com/

Dave Hyman:
http://www.davesphotopages.com/index.html
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Why does that link take me to...youtube??
I think it is the former site of a compilation video using RP images without permission, which has since been removed.
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Old 10-01-2008, 02:15 AM   #9
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My website

Train Room Photography

Click on the link below
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:15 AM   #10
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If you are into cataloging railcars, then this site is good:
Or this forum site with some good pics and some contests always going on with the photos.
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Old 10-01-2008, 04:22 AM   #11
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Here's a couple that are well off the beaten path:

1. This is my favorite, I think. I would give a day's pay to be able to get into where he was, with that kind of light and try taking some photos. This guy is very, very good. He does get to some really cool abandoned Alcos in the middle of his set. I've never seen any collection like this before:

http://oboylephoto.com/trainyard/index.htm


2. Here's another, and it's a tough one. My dad was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne in WW2. He said these were the kinds of things they were finding all over Eastern Europe. I think of it as "Railroading's Darkest Chapter." Not easy to look at the photos, but the stories are riveting:
http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Dachau...eathTrain.html

3. A final pair that isn't so much for photos, but I find the info pretty useful:
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/diesel132.html
http://www.steamlocomotive.com/lists/


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Old 10-02-2008, 12:23 AM   #12
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Here are 3:

http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?action=catindex

The Above is primarily East Coast. If you go to "Tourist Railroads & Museums" link there are a few on there that still run steam. The "Fallen Flags" is good also if you are into that. I used to live at the Jersey Shore so I would visit 2 of the tourist lines to watch the steam.

http://www.railroad.net/forums/index.php



http://www.trainfoamers.com/phorum2/list.php?9
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:35 PM   #13
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I like the various Yahoo Groups too. The members are usually RR specific and are local that RR's area. I know of some career rails that visit a few that I look at too
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:50 PM   #14
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Good Thread!

I go to:

OGR Real Trains. Ed Mullen and people from the UP steam and 765 groups are here.
OGR

Chaski Railfan. 261 crew is here and also some cool machinist stuff too.
Chaski

Narrow Gauge discussion with many of the people directly involved. John West is here too.
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World Steam
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:13 AM   #15
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I mainly juggle between Trainorders, RYPN and RP - I can't find the time for too much more on a daily basis, but frequent some of the others mentioned periodically. Janusz's blog is well worth a visit if you haven't been there I highly recommend a monthly visit and I'm sure comments would be most welcome (just as comments on RP are).

Since all but one of the above sites have been linked, here is the one for Railway Preservation News, aka RYPN. Intelligent mature discussion.

www.rypn.org


Here is one other site I don't think has been directly linked - I always have a hard time finding it unless I go direct. It is Christopher Muller's site which contains the most complete list of events and excursions related to the hobby (Steam, diesel, ect.).

http://www.railserve.com/steamspecials.html

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I must once again plug this site, though I have association to it what-so-ever.

http://www.ratbike.org/tspotsim/index.html

I thoroughly enjoy visiting the site and recommending it to others. With the price of gas being what it is, I find this site a good alternative to a weekend by the tracks miles from the house as it offers a nearly identical experience.

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Old 10-05-2008, 09:18 PM   #17
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Good day,

I'm one of the member of the Images & Trains Project and you can discover our website at
http://www.images-trains.net

Our goal is to promote unusual way to do pictures about the railroad world. We just update and add a new Temporary Exhibition.

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I must once again plug this site, though I have association to it what-so-ever.

http://www.ratbike.org/tspotsim/index.html

I thoroughly enjoy visiting the site and recommending it to others. With the price of gas being what it is, I find this site a good alternative to a weekend by the tracks miles from the house as it offers a nearly identical experience.

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Trainboard.com

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Not train related but I came across this website a few weeks back, and it's really pretty funny.

http://photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com/
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The PS disasters site was pretty good. In spite of having messed around with PS for a decade, it took me a while to see some of the bad stuff. Like the "Momma Mia" poster I've seen a thousand times but never noticed the girls HUGE neck.
Good site. Sorta like Jay Leno's Monday night "Headlines."
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