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    question about Pullman baggage cars, smokers, doors, and vestibules

    I've been trying to research Pullman trains in about the time range of 1890 to 1895. I've been reading about smoker cars that were a combination with baggage cars and smokers/club/lounge cars that were separate from the baggage car, and I'm wondering which was more common for a trip, say, from...
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    Would a Laramie, WY railroad vacation rental work?

    Hi Rail Fans, I need advice. I live in what could almost be considered "literally" on the tracks in Laramie, WY (50 feet max), on a main UP line. The engines stop in front of the house -- probably parked 1-2 hrs/day total between the various engines. I'm considering turning my house into a...
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    Questions For Employees.

    Hey, my name is Cliff. I'm currently in highschool in Allentown, PA, and I've really been looking over the conductors job. NS pretty much runs this area, but there is a small CP yard in Bethlehem, but doesn't get too much action, and doesn't look like too much stuff is going on there. I've heard... 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 - 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. - 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.