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Misc. Videos

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Railway Preservation and Railroad History Photos and discussions of tourist railroads, railway preservation and historical societies.

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Park Trains and Live Steam

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

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Virtual Railroading Discussions about railroad websites, train simulators and train games.

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International Railway Forum Railways and railroads outside of the United States and Canada

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International - Freight Trains

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International - Passenger, Transit and Commuter Ra

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International - Locomotives and Rolling Stock

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International - Track and structures

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Railfan HotSpots

About the Railfan Hotspots Category

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