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Trains and Railroads History

Abandoned Railroads of the United States

Presents research into disused railways categorised by state. Includes photographs and histories of individual railroads.

American Rails

Large collection of articles and photographs covering the history of American railroads. Categorized by type of railroad and including information on locomotives, museums and magazines.

The Great Northern Empire

Offers the history of the company including a timeline with details of structures, locomotives, rolling stock, surviving equipment, reference and modeling.

Irish Railways Past and Present

Features images and information on Irish stations, locomotives, railcars and DART units including an Irish rail archive.

The Last Days of Steam

The memoirs, photos and memorabilia of Allan B. Peden, a trainman on the Canadian National Railway.

The Lexington Group, Inc

An educational organization, seeks to promote a dialogue on railroad and transportation history and practice among academicians, practitioners, and others who have a serious interest in the history and tradition of transportation.

Long Island Rail Road History

Presents information ranging from the early history and rolling stock, to abandoned stations and system maps.

Old Time Trains

Canadian railway history and stories. With articles, photographs, archives, and information on preservation.

Preserved Diesels (UK)

A growing photographic record of each of the engines plus details of the lines on which they are based and details of any diesel events.


Traces the growth of Georgia's rail system from its earliest days to the present. Includes photographs of still existing depots and stations, steam locomotives on display in the state, and hundreds of maps and timetables.

Railroad Heritage

Portal containing thousands of images pertaining to railroad history, including an "in a nutshell" guide.

The Railroad Police

Covers the history of railroad policing in the United States and explains the duties of the modern day railroad police officer. Sections include hobos, criminals and photos of memorabilia and from the archives.

Rocky Mountain Railroad Club

Dedicated to the preservation of historic railroad equipment and founder of historical foundation. Gives history, events, news, and images.

The Signal Box

Information on the history and development of railway signalling, primarily in Great Britain, but with some coverage of signalling around the world.

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