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Railroadforums.com is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

Photo Contest

Our May photo contest is now open. The subject is "Show us your best shot"
Read the rules and enter here: May 2020 Photo Contest - Show us your best photo!

Railroad News and Information Railroad news, information, updates and press releases

Railroad News

Breaking news and information related to railroads. Please respect copyrights, and post links to news features rather than re-posting the entire article!
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Welcome to the Forum!

Special Announcements

Forum news and important information.
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Forum Help and Suggestions

Help on using the forum, posting messages and uploading photos. Also the place for comments and suggestions.
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Welcome Aboard

New to the forum? Introduce yourself here if you'd like.
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General Discussion

General Railroad Discussion

General discussions about railroad. Can't find a topic that fits? Post here. (Discussions may be moved to another topic if appropriate)
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Heads Up!

Special moves, unique consists, and other interesting and time sensitive information.
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Railroad Employment

Discussion of railroad employment. Questions, comments, job posting etc.
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ANPL Club Car (Humor and Chitchat)

The "off-topic" topic. Jokes, humor and non-railroad related chit-chat. Please keep it PG rated, this is a family friendly forum. No politics or religion.
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Railroad Photography and Railfan Trip Reports Railroad photos and trip reports. If you have a related series of photos covering various subjects, this is the place to post them. Please note that photos may also be posted in any of the forums.

Photo Contests

Railroadforums.com railroad photo contests.
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Railroad Photos - Eastern US

Photos of railroads in the eastern United States. (East of Chicago)
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Railroad Photos - Midwestern US

Photos of railroads in the central and mid-western United States. (Chicago to Denver)
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Railroad Photos - Western US

Photos of railroads in the western United States. (West of Denver)
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Railroad Photos - Canada

Photo of railroads in Canada
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Railroad Roster Photos

Roster style railroad photos, close up photos of rolling stock and equipment, any location.
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Tourist Railroad and Railway Preservation Photos

Mainline excursions, tourist railroads, railroad museums, and railway historical societies.
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Artistic, Creative and Scenic Railroad Photos

A place to creative, artistic and unusual railroad photos.
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Vintage Railroad Photos

Vintage and Historical Railroad Photos
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Railroad Videos Railroad and train videos. Share videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo and other sites.

Videos - Class 1 and Shortline Freight

Videos of mainline, class 1 and regional freight railroads.
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Videos - Passenger, Commuter and Transit

Videos of passenger trains, commuter trains and transit systems.
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Locomotive Cab Ride Videos

Loocomotive cab ride and on board train videos
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Videos - Railway Preservation and Excursions

Videos of railroad museums, excursion and tourist railways.
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Videos - Special Movements and Heritage Units

Unique and unusual trains. Business trains, private charters, unusual loads and heritage units.
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Videos - Vintage and Historical

Vintage videos from the classic era of railroading.
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Misc. Videos

Misc. railroad videos
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Freight Railroads Photos and discussions of freight railroads worldwide

Class I Freight Railroads

North American mainline freight railroads: BNSF, CP, CN, CSX, FM, GT, KCS, NS, SOO, TFM and UP
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Regionals and Shortlines

North American regional, shortline, switching and industrial railroads
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Passenger, Transit and Commuter

Passenger Trains - North America

Amtrak, Via Rail Canada and other North American passenger trains.
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Transit, Light Rail and Commuter

Transit, Light Rail and Commuter systems in North America
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Special trains, charters and PV

Special trains, officer car specials, inspection trains, private varnish, luxury rail tours, circus trains, etc.
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Railway Preservation and Railroad History Photos and discussions of tourist railroads, railway preservation and historical societies.

Tourist Railways, Museums And Excursions

Photos and disucssions of tourist railways, museums, mainline excursions and railway preservation projects.
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Railroad History

Discussion of fallen flag railways and other vintage railroad items. As a general guideline, items in this category should be from at least 25 years ago.
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Park Trains and Live Steam

Miniature railways and live steam operations. Park trains are small gauge trains running in amusement parks, city parks and other public areas.
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Along the Line Photos and discussions of track, bridges, tunnels, shops, buildings, stations, rolling stock etc.

Maintenance of Way

Railway engineering, track crews, track repair and construction, maintenance equipment, signals, derailments, and related.
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Buildings and Structures

Stations, towers, roundhouses, shops and other buildings. Bridges, viaducts, tunnels and related structures.
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Locomotives and Rolling Stock

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Railroadiana and Collectibles Railroad antiques and collectibles, railfan related items. Items for sale / wanted to buy.

Railfan Events and Meetups

Special events, meetups, slideshows, swap meets and other gatherings of interest to railfans.
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Railroadiana and Collectibles

Railroad antiques and collectibles.
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Railroadiana - Buy / Sell / Trade

Railroad items for sale and / or wanted to buy. RailroadForums.com assumes no liability for items bought or sold here. Please use reasonable caution when buying or selling.
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Virtual Railroading Discussions about railroad websites, train simulators and train games.

Railroad Websites

Website news, information, site promos, new features, updates etc. You are welcome to post info about your railroad related website here, but please do so in moderation.
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Train Simulators and Games

Train Simulator, Trainz, other railroad sims, add-on routes, 3rd parties locomotives and rolling stock etc.
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Photography Workshop Technical discussions of photography, equipment and photo critiques.

Photography Tips and Techniques

Photography question and answer area. Share you best techniques and learn more about photography.
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What's in your Camera Bag?

Discussion of photo equipment and accessories
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International Railway Forum Railways and railroads outside of the United States and Canada

International - Railway Photography

Photos of railways outside of the United States and Canada
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International - Freight Trains

Photos and discussion of freight railways in areas outside of North America.
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International - Passenger, Transit and Commuter Ra

Photos and discussion of passenger trains, commuter lines and transit in areas outside of North America.
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International - Locomotives and Rolling Stock

Locomotives and rolling stock from areas other than North America
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International - Track and structures

Track, rolling stock, MOW, structures and other related items on international railways
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Railfan HotSpots

About the Railfan Hotspots Category

Please read the Hotspot submission guidelines in this topic before posting!
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Midwest Region Railfan Hotspots

Railfan Hotspots in the Midwestern Region of the United States - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
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Northeast Region Railfan Hotspots

Railfan Hotspots in the Northeastern Region of the United States - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
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Pacific Coast Region Railfan Hotspots

Railfan Hotspots in the Pacific Coast Region of the United States - Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington
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Rocky Mountain Region Railfan Hotspots

Railfan Hotspots in the Rocky Mountains Region of the United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
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Southeast Region Railfan Hotspots

Railfan Hotspots in the Southeast U.S. - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia. Tourist Railroads and Museums USA : Southeast USA Subcategories:
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Southwest Region Railfan Hotspots

Railfan Hotspots in the Southwest U.S. - Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
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Canada Railfan Hotspots

Railfan Hotspots in Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan
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