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Hello Everyone-

I'm a new member and I'm here because I'm a volunteer in the process of researching a project to be displayed at a local railroad museum. Because I am new to this topic, I am looking for assistance from those more knowledgeable than myself. The project is focused on railroad technology: past and present. Can anybody help me come up with a few aspects about train technology that would be interesting to a general audience? For example, the past few weeks I've been looking in to technologies born of the railroad and still relevant in our everyday life: time zones, light arrays for professional stadiums, the American steel industry. Give me the inspiration and I'll do my best to spread a love of trains to as many people as I can. Thanks in advance. 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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