Old 02-14-2004, 01:32 AM   #1
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Hi guys

Althought I like trains for a lot of time, I'm completely new to this hobby.
I've just found railpictures.net site and found it outstanding.

My questions are:
1- I would like to understand more about the US Railroad system. Where can I find a railroad map and explanation of what kind of trains exist in each road? I'm mostly interested in trains in the West.
2- What are the most popular mailing lists about trains on the web?
3- Are there other sites like this one on the net? In other words, what are the most visited Rail Hobby sites on the web?

Tks a lot! Andre
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Old 02-14-2004, 02:02 AM   #2
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Try yahoo groups. You can find out a lot of information on a certain area from locals.

http://groups.yahoo.com/

You also might want to check out trains.com and railroadforums.com
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Old 03-15-2004, 03:04 AM   #3
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The west is basically dominated by the BNSF and UP. A good site to find info about the western railroads is http://www.trainorders.com. I don&#3...rn railroading
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also take time to visit the UP website http://www.UPRR.com

They have one of the best Corp sites I have seen..tons of info ect for more than just shippers..
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dare i say......... www.rr-fallenflags.org ? sorry if its against the rules or something- all in all its a huge photo site

also check out www.railroadforums.com , www.railroad.net , www.railfan.net, and www.trainweb.org
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