Blacklands Railroad Shortline of the year. Railway Age Magazine. 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.


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The Blacklands Railroad was named 2011 Shortline Railroad of the year by Railway Age magazine. President and Owner Wayne Defebaugh definitely deserves recognition for growing the business, when the Blacklands Railroad started operations the annual car count was 250 carloads now the annual carloads total over 5,000. Plus the Henderson to Overton Branch was added to the Blacklands Shortline family last summer! Click on the following links for more information. and also

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Preserving "America's RR"
Seems to me that some Class 1's need to go work for a short line for a while to learn about efficiency and customer service. Thanks for helping to carry our country out of this economic hole through your hard work.


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I have been with the Blacklands Railroad for almost 1 year now and I can say Wayne is a Great person to work for. He will also jump right in to lend a hand with the work. Plus he is always looking for new customers instead of turning business away like the big railroads do at times. Two new transload customers just came on board this week to add to the success of the Blacklands hard work. Thanks all who have posted for your comments. 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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