Railroad knowledge/terminology

Greenshirt Jan 30, 2003

  1. Greenshirt

    Greenshirt TrainBoard Member

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    Very new to railroading and coming to the hobby more from a model perspective than a railfan perspective so I am limited on knowledge about types of locos, rail terminology etc. Is there a good source (in addition to this forum) to learn some of those things. Read a great discussion here about yard design and a lot of it went over my head. To be a better modeler I want to learn as much as I can about full scale railroading and how it all works. Any ideas welcome, thanks

    Russ
     
  2. Strthoky

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  3. mdrzycimski

    mdrzycimski TrainBoard Supporter

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    Also, look for John Armstong's book:

    "The Railroad: What it is, What it does"

    I don't know if it is still available as I got mine at Half Price Books for $3.50.
     
  4. UNION_PACIFIC_STEVE

    UNION_PACIFIC_STEVE TrainBoard Member

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    I looked at that link, the how stuff works article is very interesting, thankyou [​IMG]

    Sorry i dont know any other sources of information.
    Might i suggest a search on www.google.com
     
  5. Strthoky

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    It was a pretty good article!! I found it ehile looking for info on Sand... I became curious when I seen sand servicing areas in magazines.. I wondered why they were needed now I know [​IMG]

    [ 29. January 2003, 20:01: Message edited by: Strthoky ]
     
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    Russ (Greenshirt)
    I'm almost possitive if you don't get no leads on books and all for the information you seek, ask here as a topic an I'm possitive one of Trainboards own members or staff can be of help and give you either a place an with some of the more knowledgable ones the answer your looking for..... Feel free to ask! Remember a dumb question.. is one not asked! We all had to start someplace!
     

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