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This is a group for those who love railroads,either model, or real,gather round the depot stove and swap your stories and ideas.

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Steam Train Rides - Full Scale

Started by Sqn. Ldr. William Barr. Last reply by Captain 4 hours ago. 16 Replies

I was wondering how many of us have actually ridden aboard a carriage or coach pulled by a real steam locomotive? Here are the ones I have been on:Royal…Continue

Tags: tourist, railway, railroad, train, locomotive

Working RailRoads

Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain 11 hours ago. 33 Replies, luxurious, and a little pricey.  …Continue

Tags: dining, luxury, Orient, train

Favorite Engine ?

Started by Lachlan (General instagator ). Last reply by D. Niles, Esq. Mar 3, 2013. 8 Replies

Everybody has a favorite, be it steam, or deisel turbine , whats your favorite? Continue

Live Steam

Started by Sqn. Ldr. William Barr. Last reply by Ron Mayfield Nov 4, 2012. 8 Replies

Does anyone run live steam locomotives on their layouts?Continue

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Comment by Michael Isom 17 hours ago

Hello everyone. I am Michael. I am new to Steampunk and starting my own group here in Roanoke, Virginia. I grew up around trains and have always loved them. I am fortunate to live here in a city with a rich railroad heritage. We have the Virginia Museum of Transportation

as well as O. Winston Link Museum

Comment by Mad Jack MacMad on April 12, 2014 at 10:44am

I have to say when I created this board in a former persona I never imagined it getting this big. I'm back from the neverwhere and very impressed how many rail fans are out there.

Comment by Pandelirious Malifecto on April 11, 2014 at 1:23pm
I love working steam railroads. While I find places like Travel Town in Griffith Park, LA, California to be fascinating, seeing the rolling stock dying slowly of neglect because of lack of funding is sad.
Comment by Sqn. Ldr. William Barr on March 18, 2014 at 2:28pm

If anybody in the the pacific northwest is interested, there is a May Train Excursion event near Seattle:

Comment by D. Niles, Esq. on January 27, 2014 at 3:41pm

My Christmas present to myself was a bit late in coming, but I'm quite happy about it!

Comment by D. Niles, Esq. on December 24, 2013 at 7:35am

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to do a Christmas Train.  My little Hafner 1010 windup train is the only train not packed away in readiness for the upcoming move, so decided to do a small tinplate layout for Christmas.  Of course a small layout needs a small tree.  If you look close at the photo, you can see the tree in B-9's right pincer.

Happy Rails!


Comment by RR Engineer John on November 23, 2013 at 9:45am

Hi Everyone,

Just a note to introduce myself to the group. I am a retired engineer on the SP/UP railroad, 45 years. I started on steam engines and retired on diesel. I love to talk trains and how they work.

Comment by D. Niles, Esq. on November 4, 2013 at 6:29am

nother new Locomotive.

a Grey Marx Commander Vanderbilt Electric Locomotive.

Tender is for a Mechanical Locomotive,( a rare car).


Comment by Rudolph William Dittman Jr. on August 22, 2013 at 10:38am

Hi from Grand Junction, Colorado

Love Model, and Real Trains All My Live

Comment by D. Niles, Esq. on June 24, 2013 at 4:04pm

An assortment of Hafner Rolling stock.

Clockwork 1010 Locomotive

Streamline Tender

Silver Gondolas

Streamline Caboose


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