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NicTrain35
12-01-2006, 12:43 AM
1. Illinois
2. Pennsylvania
3. California

I'm proud to be a resident of #1! :)

Information is courtesy of TRAINS Magazine.

IC 6071
12-01-2006, 03:29 PM
Same here Nick!

Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
12-01-2006, 04:51 PM
Good ol' Joisey gettin' #7, not too shabby!

Slopes09
12-01-2006, 05:05 PM
1. Illinois
2. Pennsylvania
3. California

I'm proud to be a resident of #1! :)

Information is courtesy of TRAINS Magazine.
It makes sense when you think about it. The top three are the eastern-most terminus(Pennsylvania), western-most(California), and the dead-center(Illinois).

Frederick
12-01-2006, 11:36 PM
What are some of the other ones?

Thank you.

NicTrain35
12-02-2006, 12:26 AM
They only named the top three on the cover page.

Mgoldman
12-02-2006, 01:23 AM
Top 10 Greatest Railroad States - not according to David Letterman.

Per "Trains" in order of popularity regarding "Which state caputures their imaginations when it comes to railroading today" based on a poll on thier Web site -

IL, PA, CA, CO, NY, OH, NJ, MO, AZ, NE

I would've thought WA would've been in there somewhere, must be #11.

/Mitch

Mgoldman
12-02-2006, 01:27 AM
Good ol' Joisey gettin' #7, not too shabby!

Yeah... not too shabby if you live in in the other 43 states ; )

/Mitch from PA.

Tåg
12-02-2006, 01:42 AM
Anywere in the UP system, especially Oregon. But I am biased :P

SD70MACMAN
12-02-2006, 07:12 AM
I would've thought WA would've been in there somewhere, must be #11.

Washington isnt that great. Not much volume and not many routes that see said volume. Besides the scenery, there isnt anything that screams "railfan me." Except maybe the Cascade Tunnel or the Puget Sound.

Mgoldman
12-02-2006, 07:35 AM
Washington isnt that great. Not much volume and not many routes that see said volume. Besides the scenery, there isnt anything that screams "railfan me." Except maybe the Cascade Tunnel or the Puget Sound.

There is the Columbia Gorge (Oregon and Washington side), Stampede Pass, Amtrak Cascades (Talgo), Sounder, 2100 Excursions, Mt Rainier Scenic, quite a few shortlines, and until recently, it was looking "BN Forever".

Edit 12/4/06 - It was #11. Didn't even realize the other 40 states were listed.

/Mitch

bnsfnut4924
12-02-2006, 09:38 PM
I love living in #3!

WisconsinCentral
12-03-2006, 03:06 PM
I think that list is kind of wierd. No Minnesota? CN,UP,CP,TC&W,DME,ICE,BNSF. All in about, 25 miles of each other, if not shorter. Then you have Duluth and Superior with some outstanding backrounds. Oh well....

Alec

Studogg120
12-04-2006, 04:50 AM
I love living in #3!

I second that motion. SoCal Rules!!!

bnsfnut4924
12-04-2006, 04:53 AM
I think that list is kind of wierd. No Minnesota? CN,UP,CP,TC&W,DME,ICE,BNSF. All in about, 25 miles of each other, if not shorter. Then you have Duluth and Superior with some outstanding backrounds. Oh well....

Alec
Minnesota is #18.

Mark Rosnick
12-17-2006, 02:44 AM
Happy to live in #2..Horseshoe Curve..Rockville Bridge..Steamtown...etc....