View Full Version : New to this hobby - a few questions

02-14-2004, 01:32 AM
Hi guys

Althought I like trains for a lot of time, I'm completely new to this hobby.
I've just found railpictures.net site and found it outstanding.

My questions are:
1- I would like to understand more about the US Railroad system. Where can I find a railroad map and explanation of what kind of trains exist in each road? I'm mostly interested in trains in the West.
2- What are the most popular mailing lists about trains on the web?
3- Are there other sites like this one on the net? In other words, what are the most visited Rail Hobby sites on the web?

Tks a lot! Andre

02-14-2004, 02:02 AM
Try yahoo groups. You can find out a lot of information on a certain area from locals.


You also might want to check out trains.com and railroadforums.com

03-15-2004, 03:04 AM
The west is basically dominated by the BNSF and UP. A good site to find info about the western railroads is www.trainorders.com. I don't think the site is free but it has a lot of things to learn about western railroading

E.M. Bell
03-15-2004, 03:20 PM
also take time to visit the UP website http://www.UPRR.com

They have one of the best Corp sites I have seen..tons of info ect for more than just shippers..

09-06-2004, 06:03 AM
dare i say......... www.rr-fallenflags.org ? sorry if its against the rules or something- all in all its a huge photo site

also check out www.railroadforums.com , www.railroad.net , www.railfan.net, and www.trainweb.org