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General discussion about railroad operations, related facilities, maps, and other resources.

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Passenger Conductors Winter Jacket Pattern
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NYC Transit Employee Looking for FRA Standards Manual.
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All Aboard
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11 Replies 
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19 Replies 
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4 Replies 
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Rail boom article
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14 Replies 
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Engineer on the right?
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return of the railroads
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7 Replies 
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How safe are US Railroads??
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trailers placed between two flat cars
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6 Replies 
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What causes derailments, why are they so common?
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38 Replies 
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One For the Lawyers
by 2nd trick op  - 
12 Replies 
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Walking along, not on, the tracks?
by lateralus  - 
10 Replies 
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Why has there been little movement to quiet zones by cities?
by VPayne  - 
3 Replies 
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Question on Freight car revenue ??
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6 Replies 
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Shipping Operations / Customer Service
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5 Replies 
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Locomotive and railcar Scrap dealers
by scharnhorst  - 
2 Replies 
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Why so many Union Stations?
by NRGeep  - 
3 Replies 
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FRA Hours of Service Forms
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3 Replies 
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A good reason to not dump waste onto the tracks
by gprimr1  - 
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Trainmaster contacts
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Trainmaster vs Road Foreman of Engines
by SURGEAHOLIC  - 
11 Replies 
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Expansion - Wall Street Journal
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Morton, PA Station Preservation Committee Mtg. 2/24
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Trucking Industry vs. Railroad Industry
by SecaucusJunction  - 
16 Replies 
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18 Replies 
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Rail Signals
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4 Replies 
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9 Replies 
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Yellow signs by tracks
by SURGEAHOLIC  - 
12 Replies 
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Can it be done better?
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19 Replies 
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Chicago in the "golden age"
by CHANGEATJAMAICA  - 
3 Replies 
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