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  • Books, Magazines, Music, TV, and Movies, and other Media
    Discussion related to railroads/trains that show up in TV shows, commercials, movies, literature (books, poems and more), songs, the Internet, and more... Also includes discussion of well-known figures in the railroad industry or the rail enthusiast hobby.
    Moderator: Aa3rt
    590 Topics
    3043 Posts
    Last post I wanted to drive a coal-fire…
    by Rick A
    Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:41 pm
  • Employment
    General discussion about working in the railroad industry. Industry employers are welcome to post openings here.
    Moderator: thebigc
    4109 Topics
    39175 Posts
    Last post Re: Conrail test/interview se…
    by d0c69
    Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:58 pm
  • Gaming & Simulations
    General discussion of computer gaming and railroad simulations. Topics include MS Train Simulator (MSTS), Auran Trainz, Railroad Tycoon, Railroad Dispatcher and more...
    Moderators: LIRRMEDFORD, 8th Notch
    339 Topics
    1807 Posts
    Last post Re: [DEMO free to play] Rail …
    by mithril
    Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:50 am
  • Museums, Tourist Lines, and Historical Organizations
    General discussion related to all railroad clubs, museums, tourist and scenic lines. Generally this covers museums with static displays, museums that operate excursions, scenic lines that have museums, and so on. Check out the Tourist Railway Association (TRAIN) for more information.
    Moderators: Miketherailfan, rob216
    508 Topics
    4023 Posts
    Last post Quick Video of The 261 4-8-4 …
    by DoctorZ
    Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:10 am
  • Operations, Facilities, Maps and Resources
    General discussion about railroad operations, related facilities, maps, and other resources.
    Moderator: Robert Paniagua
    1138 Topics
    11851 Posts
    Last post under ground rail road Questi…
    by surbris
    Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:17 pm
  • Photography & Video
    Discussion of photography and videography techniques, equipment and technology, and links to personal railroad-related photo galleries.
    Moderators: nomis, keeper1616
    448 Topics
    3124 Posts
    Last post Re: Railfans on YouTube
    by hs3730
    Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:28 pm
  • Radio and Communications
    Discussion related to railroad radio frequencies, railroad communication practices, equipment, and more.
    Moderator: Aa3rt
    283 Topics
    2183 Posts
    Last post Re: NS West Slope Radio recep…
    by RMB357
    Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:13 pm
  • Rail Trails
    General discussion related to Rail Trails nationwide, including proposed rail trail routes. The official site of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy can be found here: www.railstotrails.org.
    Moderator: railtrailbiker
    117 Topics
    892 Posts
    Last post Re: Rock Island Rail Corridor…
    by jamesfrank
    Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:36 am
  • Railroadania For Sale and Want Ads
    Railroad items for sale and wanted. Oldest listings will be periodically deleted. BUYER BEWARE: RAILROAD.NET is not responsible for any private or public transactions between members, and will not vouch for the validity of any materials described herein.
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    Last post README FIRST Items for Sale F…
    by Jeff Smith
    Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:36 am
  • Toy Trains, Model Railroading, Outdoor and Live Steam
    Discussion related to everything about model railroading, from layout design and planning, to reviews of related model tools and equipment. Discussion includes O, S, HO, N and Z, as well as narrow gauge topics. Also includes discussion of traditional "toy train" and "collector" topics such as Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, and others. Also includes discussion of outdoor garden railways and live steamers.
    Moderators: stilson4283, 3rdrail, Otto Vondrak
    3430 Topics
    27284 Posts
    Last post Re: In Praise of 'N'!
    by Allen Hazen
    Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:25 am
  • Travel & Trip Reports
    Tell us where you were and what you saw!
    Moderator: David Benton
    339 Topics
    1856 Posts
    Last post Lake State Railway's Cement T…
    by ProRailProductions
    Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:29 pm