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    New FRA Crossing app for smartphones.

    I find the accident reports are interesting. Especially the ones that say stuff about drivers talking on cell phones and stuff
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    Anyone railfanning in the triple digit temps?

    I agree with the humidity comment. I did a little today not quite triple digits and not quite by choice. I had to replace an oil pan on the local shortline's backhoe. Only about 20 feet from some switching. Like I said though not quite triple digits but at one point I had to stand up to get my...
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    Union Pacific Railroad Unveils Experimental Locomotive to Test Emissions-Reduction Te

    It is my understanding that Cat is having issues with Tier 4 I have heard they are trying to reverse engineer the system Komatsu has. It sounds like noise and fuel consumption during regen are 2 major issues. The construction equipment I have been around the Cats are way louder even when not...
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    Railroads with Hertiage Paint Schemes

    Is it Respondek? or RJ Corman that has an Illinois Terminal Geep?
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    Anybody have a train tattoo?

    Just wondering if anybody has one or any thoughts about them. i want another tattoo and am kicking around an EMD locomotive.
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    New from Beautiful Hiawatha Iowa

    Thanks everyone!
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    New from Beautiful Hiawatha Iowa

    Hi all, New from Iowa here. Thought I would check out the forums and see what they are all about. Im a member at I really like that so Im sure I will like it here. Been a fan of trains as long as I can remember, Also like motorcycles, Camping, Cars I will never be able... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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