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Railroad Events

Railroad.net Upgrades Its Widely Popular Forum

May 26, 2013

The Railroad.net forum is one of the strongest and longest standing Railroad communities in the world. The forum has over 76,000 topics which have accrued over 1.06 million posts. Over Memorial Day weekend, the technology which powers the Railroad.net forum was given a major upgrade. The new forum is greatly improved and it also corrected […]

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CSX Re-Double-Tracking in 1997

February 10, 2013

In 1997, CSX  was re-installing the second track on their former B&O mainline between Chicago and Deshler, Ohio. They were anticipating freight traffic to double after the Conrail break-up. Sadly, this also resulted in the classic color position signals being replaced. On August 6, 1997, I filmed the track gang adding the second track at […]

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Railroad.net Forum Has its One Millionth Post

August 12, 2012

Since the early 90s, the Railroad.net Forum; has been a free community for railfans to discuss passenger rail; Locomotives, Rolling Stock, and Equipment,

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UP Annouces Video Remake Contest

January 7, 2012

2012 is a special year for Union Pacific Railroad, marking the freight rail giant’s 150th year of operation.  As a way of starting the anniversary celebration, Union Pacific has announced that will be holding a video remake competition with $35,000 in prizes. UP is encouraging rail fans to remake the company’s iconic 1970s commercial, “We […]

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Model Railroad Club Inspires Appreciation For Railroad History

December 10, 2011

The Roundhouse Inc. Model Railroad club in St. James, Minnesota, uses model railroads to educate visitors about the impact railroad travel had on the formation of the United States.  The city of St. James started out as just a pit stop for trains to replenish water supplies on their way to Minneapolis.  Built and established […]

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OPERATION LIFESAVER-Grade Crossing Mishaps!

December 9, 2011

Over the years, whether filming railroads, or simply being an innocent bystander, I have witnessed numerous near-misses at grade crossings. Whether they are motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrians, people decide not to obey the law and put their lives, and the lives of others at risk. It is amazing that someone would rather save a  few […]

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