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Trains have always been very special to me. My father built my first train layout before I could even walk and I can still hear the echos of Southern Pacific's black iron jetting past the neighborhood of my first home.

Over the past several years I've been rediscovering my love of the rails and am currently brushing up on my railroading history so I can spend a little time as a docent at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento in the future.

Looking to connect with railfans in the area.


Bill Anderson

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I lived in Sacramento from 1973-83. For a while I lived in Curtis Park across the street from the WP's South Sac yard. I have a lot of slides from those days that I should transfer to DVD. 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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