Search results

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)
  1. Rick A

    How to fire up a steam locomotive video

  2. Rick A

    Train Wrecks from the Movietone Outtakes Collection, Volume I

    Part one of a 5 part series. The others are all on Youtube.
  3. Rick A

    Maine Narrow gauge railroad museum

    Here are a few recent pics taken in Portland Maine at the Narrow gauge railroad museum. https://mainenarrowgauge.org/
  4. Rick A

    RIP Sleepy LaBeef

    Anyone out there ever head of Sleepy LaBeef? He was one of the great unknown rockabilly artists, a contemporary of Elvis Presley, and he toured right up until recently. I first heard him back in the early 70's when he would occasionally play a residence at the Hillbilly Ranch on Kneeland Street...
  5. Rick A

    Elements of railroad track and construction 1908

    Elements of railroad track and construction 1908 https://archive.org/details/elementsofrailro01wils/page/n5?q=alexander%27s+ready+reference+for+all+railroad+men
  6. Rick A

    Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen

    The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (B of LF&E) was a North American railroad fraternal benefit society and trade union in the 19th and 20th centuries. The organization began in 1873 as the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (B of LF), a mutual benefit society for workers employed...
  7. Rick A

    The Westinghouse automatic and straight air-brake combined E. T. equipment and machinery. 1920

    https://archive.org/details/westinghouseauto00deal/page/n3?q=history+of+pessure+gauges
  8. Rick A

    Need help identifying steam whistle

    I picked up this item and I'm trying to figure out the whistle mfg. It's about 5 1/4" top to bottom and there are no markings. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.
  9. Rick A

    Need ID for these track maintenance machines.

    I saw these 2 machines on the tracks nearby today and although I'm assuming they are for track maintenance, I would love to know for sure. One had some kind of clamping device that would drop down and come together over something on the ties. I think.
  10. Rick A

    Eugene Bourdon and The Bourdon gauge

    Almost every gauge since 1849 has come with a Bourdon tube inside. It's the metal tube that flexes when put under pressure and causes the needle on the face of the gauge to read the pressure. Here's a copy of his original US patent and some information about him...
  11. Rick A

    Frisco-man newsletter

    Anybody here familiar with the FRISCO-MAN monthly periodical? I stumbled across it today. Great newsletter put out by the Frisco railroad Co years ago for the employees. Check it out. https://frisco.org/mainline/ https://archive.org/search.php?query=frisco-man&sin=TXT...
  12. Rick A

    Vintage Steam Era parts and fittings catalogs.

    There are so many old steam parts catalogs I run across I thought it would be easier to put them on one thread. Enjoy. Crane Co. 1917 https://archive.org/details/valvesfittingsfo00cranrich/page/n5?q=safety+valves%2C+steam+whistles Illinois Malleable Iron Co 1916...
  13. Rick A

    Patent from 1876..Improvement in steam cars

    1876 Steam car patent https://patents.google.com/patent/US185131A/en
  14. Rick A

    Buzzards Bay Station and RR Bridge, Buzzards Bay, Ma.

    A beautiful old Railroad Bridge and the station that's next to it. The station is now a chamber of commerce and the bridge is still occasionally used. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzzards_Bay_station http://www.gregariousrailfan.com/CapeCodmain.html...
  15. Rick A

    Wash up and brush up, 1950's engine maintenance film

    Nice video from the 1950's
  16. Rick A

    VINTAGE RAILROAD TRADE JOURNALS

    I get most of my Ashton Valve information scrolling through these old trade journals on Google Books. Another great place is www.archive.org
  17. Rick A

    Eagle Lake and West Branch RR Maine

    Nice story about an old RR in Maine https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/discover_history_explore_nature/history/allagash/index.shtml
  18. Rick A

    To understand a true transportation revolution, I wanted to drive a coal-fired locomotive. On the Nevada Northern Railway, I found one.

    Nice article about driving a steam locomotive. https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/09/historic-train-steam-locomotive-american-railroad-history/596917/
  19. Rick A

    Permanent way day to day track maintenance film

    An old B&W film about track maintenance
  20. Rick A

    Vintage RR films

    Here's a nice compilation of old RR films https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmcqmIGbgc7hfp79wRO1ToWfcn_BAfjPE


RailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.



Top