* Floobydust is electronics slang. It basically means ‘miscellaneous’.
These trains are all/were commercially active trains operating on 'main line' Class I railroads;
not tourist trains.
Private varnish are privately owned custom built or restored passenger cars. Frequently they travel at the end of
scheduled Amtrak trains or in special excursion trains.
last update or addition 6/1/2019
Picture Ciurtesy of Todd Sestero
RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
|In corresponding to a friend about a depot in Hampstead, MD, I had this epiphany:
|"I always like to see an old depot with clean, non peeling paint and an A/C unit along side. It tells me that
someone there cares about our railroad heritage enough to save it and use it. (The railroad, the city, some
business, or some individual - that doesn't make a difference; just so it's preserved.) Can you imagine
railfanning without depots or cabooses? " TGR
There just isn't any way to describe all that's on this page and if you don't want to click all the links, well
you just might miss something interesting. Just sayin'
TRAINS multi page Trackside Guides (Worth finding or purchasing back issues from TRAINS)
#1 Cincinnati TRAINS September 2002
#2 Portland, OR TRAINS December 2002
#3 Detroit TRAINS June 2003
#4 Omaha TRAINS September 2003
#5 Minneapolis - St. Paul TRAINS December 2003
Car/Train Accidents Following is a link to: Google images of Car/Train accidents. Now tell me something,
How many times did you see the train lose? Moral: DON"T F**K WITH A TRAIN AT THE GRADE CROSSING.
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My top 10 Railfan Locations, (limited to only those locations I've been)
the Mark Twain Zephyr Trainset is for sale. <Here>
An oddity from the 1933 Century of Progress Exhibition in Chicago:
|Here's another depot in Lyons, CO that has been re purposed as a library and a town administration space.
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