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Jacksonville, FL
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Ran through my first switch today :-(
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Even Lego trains have graffiti problems!
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approach lit signals
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138 Years Ago Today...
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Rail Industry Question
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Maps of rail lines- Illinois
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What is a "track light"?
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Is there still a Fireman up front ?
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Catenary height on the Northeast Corridor
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If you think traveling by Amtrak is bad ...
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Do railroads actually 'compete' with each other?
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Cost of 1 mile of Rail
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SEPTA Construction & ReHab
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Why No UPS/FEDEX Rail?
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Total Electrification
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Dynamic Brakes
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History of push/pull passenger operation?
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Maersk containers--where are they seen?
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Why do overhead wires appear green?
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anybody have the decible ratings of retarders?
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horn ordinance
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Customer codes
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What is section 49 CFR?
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Weights and Lengths of loco's.....
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lubricated fences?
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Freight Rail Rates Spike in 2005 More Costs Shift to Custome
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about EMD rail services
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What happens if lightening strikes the cantary?
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CWR Trains
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2OO5 MARS light usage.
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Utilities complain to STB about BNSF, UP, CSX, NS
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Two-Mile-Long Freights
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Down loading GCOR
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Fireworks
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Abandoned Rail Yards/Lines
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House Bill Proposes to Revamp Rail Safety, Rename FRA
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What Are "NIMBY's"???
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(not sure where to post) Two kids steal locomotive
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Rolling Cars/"Flying Switch"
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A few, rather esoteric questions about freight sidings
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air horn rules
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revenue service
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Railroad Scrapping
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Cab Signals
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Railroad 25% Tax Credit
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2 Replies 
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signal timing
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7 Replies 
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Question Regarding Old Crossing Signs
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Gas Prices and Freight Railroading
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8 Replies 
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Amtrak Extra?
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6 Replies 
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unit trains
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Smoking bans on trains
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Tracks ablaze after cold weather shrinks rails
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Rolling Trains By
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Trying to identify a lock
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15 Replies 
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Capacity of Eastern railroads
by PlayMania  - 
4 Replies 
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ATCS GUI
by powerpro69  - 
3 Replies 
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Railroad slang query
by johnthefireman  - 
11 Replies 
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Auto Racks
by gprimr1  - 
10 Replies 
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Plastic Airbrake Handles
by txbritt  - 
39 Replies 
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UP Management retirement vs normal retirement?
by Pj  - 
3 Replies 
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Drug testing
by gprimr1  - 
21 Replies 
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Why isn't passenger service profitable?
by trainsinmaine  - 
14 Replies 
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"If Conductors are in charge,
by powerpro69  - 
5 Replies 
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Empty Locomotive Shops
by BidderDSL  - 
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 by scharnhorst
 
How do you start an engine
by gprimr1  - 
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Check this out, Cop stuck on a railroad track, Video
by Schuylkill Valley  - 
6 Replies 
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 by David Benton
 
Buffett on right track: Buying rail stocks
by bnsf_girl  - 
1 Replies 
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Old Train Schedules
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Curvy, hilly mainline railroading in the northeast
by travelrobb  - 
8 Replies 
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Long Train
by ES44AC  - 
20 Replies 
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The way rail service used to be vs. present day
by carajul  - 
7 Replies 
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 by 2nd trick op
 
Are freight and passenger rail incompatible?
by MudLake  - 
9 Replies 
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 by gprimr1
 
New speed record
by powerpro69  - 
1 Replies 
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 by charlie6017
 
Do Cab Signals really save lives?
by gprimr1  - 
2 Replies 
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 by DutchRailnut
 
Why some railroads don't really care?
by gprimr1  - 
16 Replies 
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 by David Benton
 
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