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  1. Welcome to the Forum! Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Help on using the forum, posting messages and uploading photos. Also the place for comments and suggestions.

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    2. Welcome Aboard

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      New to the forum? Introduce yourself here if you'd like.

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  2. General Discussion Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Heads Up!

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      Special moves, unique consists, and other interesting and time sensitive information.

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    2. Special events, meetups, slideshows, swap meets and other gatherings of interest to railfans.

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    3. Railfan Products

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      Discussion of books, magazines, videos, and railfan accessories such as scanners, GPS, foamer clothing, guidebooks and timetables etc.

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    4. For Sale and Wanted

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      Railroad items for sale and / or wanted to buy. RailroadForums.com assumes no liability for items bought or sold here. Please use reasonable caution when buying or selling.

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    5. Railroad Employment

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      Discussion of railroad employment. Questions, comments, job posting etc.

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    6. The "off-topic" topic. Jokes, humor and non-railroad related chit-chat. Please keep it PG rated, this is a family friendly forum. No politics or religion.

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  3. Railroad News and Information Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Railroad news, information, updates and press releases

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      Breaking news and information related to railroads. Please respect copyrights, and post links to news features rather than re-posting the article!

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    2. Railroad Press Releases and Information

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  4. Railroad Photography and Railfan Trip Reports Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Railroad photos and trip reports. If you have a related series of photos covering various subjects, this is the place to post them. Please note that photos may also be posted in any of the forums.

    1. Photos of railroads in the eastern United States. (East of Chicago)

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    2. Photos of railroads in the central and mid-western United States. (Chicago to Denver)

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    3. Photos of railroads in the western United States. (West of Denver)

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    4. Photo of railroads in Canada

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    5. Photos of cab rides or virtual tours of railfan locations. Visit our Videos section for Video Cabrides.

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    6. Human Interest Photos

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      Photos that show the personal side of railroading. Railroaders, passengers, railfans and other people on or around the railroad.

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    7. Have a creative or scenic railroad photo? Post it here!'

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    8. Personal Best

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      Photographer's best photos from previous years.

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  5. Photography Workshop Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Technical discussions of photography, equipment and photo critiques.

    1. A place to post photos for critique and input from other photographers. When posting critiques, please try to provide some input along with your critique.

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    2. Photography question and answer area. Share you best techniques and learn more about photography.

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    3. Discussion of photo equipment and accessories

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    4. Advanced railroad and model railroad photography techniques. Darkroom work, digitial editing, post-processing, software, RAW files etc. Digital, prints and slides are all welcome subjects.

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    5. Videography

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      Video tips, techniques and gear. To post your Videos, please use our 'Videos" category.

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    6. Link to RailroadPhotoEssays.com, railroad photography critique and discussion forum.

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    Railroad and train videos. Share videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo and other sites.

    1. Videos of mainline, class 1 and regional freight railroads.

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    2. Videos of passenger trains, commuter trains and transit systems.

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    3. Loocomotive cab ride and on board train videos

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    4. Videos of railroad museums, excursion and tourist railways.

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    5. Vintage videos from the classic era of railroading.

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    6. Misc. Videos

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      Misc. railroad videos

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  7. Freight Railroads Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Photos and discussions of freight railroads worldwide

    1. Class I

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      North American mainline freight railroads: BNSF, CP, CN, CSX, FM, GT, KCS, NS, SOO, TFM and UP

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    2. North American regional, shortline, switching and industrial railroads

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  8. Passenger, Transit and Commuter Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Amtrak, Via Rail Canada and other North American passenger trains.

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    2. Transit, Light Rail and Commuter systems in North America

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    3. Special trains, officer car specials, inspection trains, private varnish, luxury rail tours, circus trains, etc.

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  9. Railway Preservation and Railroad History Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Photos and discussions of tourist railroads, railway preservation and historical societies.

    1. Photos and disucssions of tourist railways, museums, mainline excursions and railway preservation projects.

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    2. Photos and discussion of fallen flag railways and other vintage items. As a general guideline, photos in this category should be from at least 25 years ago.

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    3. Miniature railways and live steam operations. Park trains are small gauge trains running in amusement parks, city parks and other public areas.

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    4. Railroad antiques and collectibles.

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  10. Along the Line Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Photos and discussions of track, bridges, tunnels, shops, buildings, stations, rolling stock etc.

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      Railway engineering, track crews, track repair and construction, maintenance equipment, signals, derailments, and related.

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    2. Stations, towers, roundhouses, shops and other buildings. Bridges, viaducts, tunnels and related structures.

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    3. Locomotives

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  11. Virtual Railroading Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Discussions about railroad websites, train simulators and train games.

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      Website news, information, site promos, new features, updates etc. You are welcome to post info about your railroad related website here, but please do so in moderation.

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    2. Train Simulator, Trainz, other railroad sims, add-on routes, 3rd parties locomotives and rolling stock etc.

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  12. International Railway Forum Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Railways and railroads outside of the United States and Canada

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    2. Photos and discussion of freight railways in areas outside of North America.

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    3. Photos and discussion of passenger trains, commuter lines and transit in areas outside of North America.

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    4. Locomotives and rolling stock from areas other than North America

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    5. Track, rolling stock, MOW, structures and other related items on international railways

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  13. Railfan HotSpots Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Please read the Hotspot submission guidelines in this topic before posting!

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    2. Midwest

      Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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      Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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      Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    5. Pacific Northwest

      Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

    6. South

      Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC and West Virginia.

    7. Southwest

      Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah.

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