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Historical Societies
Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
150 Years on the Rail
A nostalgic look at the railroads which ran through Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
30" gauge railways world-wide
A listing of all 2'6" gauge railways worldwide, by country. Additions and corrections welcome.
A Working List of Books and Booklets on the Southe
A comprehensive list of books and booklets on the Southern Pacific Railroad and its Subsidiaries. It is an updated web version of the list published by the SPH&TS.
Age of Steam - Birth of Passenger Railways
Photo gallery and historical information on the Stockton and Darlington Railway, museum, steam and diesel locomotive galleries.
Akron Barberton Belt Railroad
Information, Pictures, History. Includes the A&BB, ABB, and ABC
Alweg Archives
History of the Alweg (aka Wegematic in the USA, and Alweg-Bahn in Germany) monorail system in Cologne, Germany; New York, NY, USA and Seattle, WA, USA during the 1950s and 1960s.
An nostalgic look at South Australian Railways
Historical changes in South Australian Railways including Australian Railroad Group, Pacific National, Freight Australia & TransAdelaide.
Canadian Railway Hall of Fame
A virtual hall of fame honouring Canadian achievement in the railway industry.
Cape Western Railway Society
Activities of the society in the area of railway preservation in the Western Cape of South Africa.
CNR Ontario Research
Information on Canadian National Railway's stations in Ontario. Stations are organized alphabetically and in 1954 subdivision, with a short history.
Coal Towers and Coaling Stations for Railroad Stea
Old photo and statistics for railroad Coal Towers and Coaling Stations in the United States, built by Roberts and Schaefer Co., Circa 1908 - 1912.
Colonial and Latin American Narrow Gauge Railway S
A special interest groups for narrow gauge railways outside North America and Europe.
Consolidated Railroads of Cuba 50th Anniversary
short history and over one hundred photographs of the railroad, rolling stock, stations, and the Headquarters town of Camaguey from the late 1940's and early 1950's. In Spanish with full English translation.
CTA's 4000 Series Elevated Cars Last Stand
Learn about what could possibly be the last trip of Chicago's 1920s vintage elevated cars.
Danger Ahead
Extensive information on historic railroad accidents.
Dundonald Railway Station
Information about the former Belfast and County Down Railway station at Dundonald, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Dunkirk, NY : One Railroad Town
History and operations of the various railroads that served the Dunkirkirk, NY area. Addition coverage of local manufacturers, including the Brooks Locomotive Works.
Flying Yankee Restoration
News about the restoration of the stainless steel diesel powered train set known as The Flying Yankee, designed by E.G.Budd Company in 1934.
Fort Wilderness Railroad
History of Fort Wilderness Railroad in Walt Disney World
Green Bay & Western Lines: The East-West Short
The Green Bay & Western RR, its predecessors and affiliated lines; prototype and modeling information.
Grizzly Flats Railroad
Information about Walt Disney's Animator Ward Kimball, Firehouse five plus 2, and railroading.
History of the locomotive
The evolution of the locomotive.
Hocking Valley Railway Information Center
Devoted to the Hocking Valley Railway, its predecessors, successors (C&O, CSXT, I&O), and affiliates (T&OC, K&M, Z&W). Includes photos, history, route guides and maps.
Irish Narrow Gauge Railways
Pointers to published material (print and online), about the people, places, structures and rolling stock of the 3three foot gauge public railways and tramways of Ireland; and news of preservation efforts.
Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph Railway
Historical information and photographs of the Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph KCCC&ST interurban electric railway 1913-1933.
Old Time Trains
Canadian railway history and stories, by and about railroaders.
Penn Central Railroad
History and information about the railroad.
Penn Central Railroad Online
Covers the company which folded in 1976. Includes maps and charts, photographs, and FAQ.
Pioneer Railroad of the Northwest
This is a history of Indiana's first railroad, the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad, later part of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Railroad Extra
An anthology of 19th and early 20th century railroading.
Railroad Maps Collection
Large collection of historic railroad maps from the Library of Congress. Powerful map viewing options.
Railroad Signal Site
US Railroad signals - including US&S and GRS seachlight, colorlight and gyralight signals. Detailed photographs and descriptions.
Railroad Stories
A collection of stories, both fact and fiction, about the railroads and trains. Most of the stories are from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Railroadiana Online
A non-commercial website devoted to information about collectible railroadiana including lanterns, lamps, china, keys, locks and paper.
Rutland Railroads Island Hopper Line
History of the Rutland's Line through the Champlain Islands of Vermont, which was in operation from 1901-1961
Scotland's Railways Past and Present
History of the railways of Scotland. Information, pictures and user forum.
Souith Australian Railways
History of the South Australian Railways & TransAdelaide, Great Southern Railway and Australia Southern Railroad.
SPS Limited - steam locomotives
A fascinating account of 5 lovingly restored steam and traction engines, with photographs, descriptions and up to date news.
The Birth of a Rail
The history of railmaking at the Workington Iron and Steel Company from 1856 to the present day.
The Garratt Locomotive
A listing of all known examples of this articulated steam locomotive. Photographs of most designs included, all known survivors are listed and there is a recommended reading list.
The Great Northern Empire - Then and Now
Historic information about James J. Hill's Great Northern Railway in the USA, and what is left of it today.
The Last Main Line - a railway archive
Utilises Newton?s photographic collection, along with other archive material, to examine the impact of the Great Central railway on the people, businesses and transport infrastructure of the UK.
The LNER Encyclopedia
A reference work about the LNER (London North Eastern Railway) of Britain. Includes engineer biographies and locomotive descriptions.
The Railroad Builders by John Moody, 1919
Full text version. A history of American railroads in the 19th century. Includes NYC, PRR, UP and others.
The railway heritage of Thessaloniki, Greece. 1871
History, premises and rolling stock of the railway lines in Hellenic Macedonia and especially of its capital Thessaloniki, from 1871 until present days. Military and industrial railway lines, and the tramways.
The Signal Box
History of railway signalling in the UK and abroad.
Tin Turtle Simplex
History and information about the Motor Rail Simplex locomotives used during WW1, and the restoration of a locomotive at the Moseley Railway Trust.
Virginian Railway Cabooses
History and preservation of Virginian railroad cabooses.
War Department Light Railways
A research site dedicated to the light railway equipment used by all combatents during WW1. Narrow gauge light railways were the primary method of transporting supplies to the front lines.
Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway
A railway linking three North Somerset coastal towns described through maps, old photos and ones of today's scene.
World War Two Railway Study Group
Research group documenting the use of railways in all countries during World War Two.
Yosemite Valley Railroad History and Collecting
History of the Yosemite Valley Railroad.