Search results 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.

  1. B

    Where do covered hopper cars filled with grain go to anyway and what happens to them?

    I am pretty sure most rice gets trucked to the port of Sacramento and loaded directly on ships, or trucked to domestic packing plants where it is packaged for sale. There may not be a need to take a trainload of it anywhere, in bulk at least. The grain elevators I know of do not have rail...
  2. B

    EWG fueling stop

    How much fuel did they get? That little single screw oil truck doesn't look very substantial for 3 locomotives.
  3. B

    Trucking Company now blaming Amtrak and UP

    I believe the facts were in this case that the speed limit is 79 mph and the train was going about 75. It's been a while to remember all that now, though. Birken
  4. B

    Genset Locomotive - Are there commerical gensets inside?

    I keep seeing this and that about new gensets being built here and there. When they first came on the scene I just assumed from the name that there are commercial, 1800 or fixed RPM gensets inside them providing 60hz power through inverters to battery chargers, traction motors, etc. Looking at...
  5. B

    freight service returns to the north bay!

    A quick search on Google Maps shows that line continued up to Eureka and beyond. Can anyone tell me the history of this line? Looks like real twisty turny country. Birken 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.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)