Over the years, I have developed a list of favorite railroad websites. If you'd like to see your site here, just send me an email and I will gladly add it to this list.
Amtrak Photo Archive
By Jim Hebner. The most thorough gallery of Amtrak photos, both present-day and historic. Includes nearly all equipment types.
On Track Online
A very detailed, up-to-date Amtrak roster. Includes information about prototype conversions and rebuilds, recent retirements, and equipment history. Also features some travel information.
NERAIL Photo Archive
Photo archive of mostly New England railroads, including Amtrak, commuter rail, freight railroads, and more. Updated daily!
By George Elwood. A photo archive including nearly every railroad that is or ever was. Named the #1 most useful railfan site by Model Railroader columnist Lionel Strang.
An extensive archive of top-quality, professional railfan photos. Includes an excellent search engine with several categories and options.
Amtrak & Freight Trains
By Matt Donnelly. Includes many Amtrak photos, as well as a wealth of information about air horns - including sound clips!
By Chris Denbow, a former train gif artist. Features an extensive CSX photo gallery and roster.
By Matt Steinblock. Matt has assembled a photographic BNSF roster.
Freight Railroads of the Northeast
By Bryn Zellner. Information and train gifs for several New England freight railroads and short lines.
Central California Rails
By David Epling. Contains photos, information, and train gifs for short lines in California and elsewhere.
Railways in the Niagara Region
Includes some train gifs as well as photos and general information.
By Lance Myers. Photos, train gifs, and other information.
By Stan Feldman. Photos of Amtrak, Conrail, CSX, NJT, Septa, and more!
By Geno Dailey. Includes photos, rosters, trip reports and other info.
Makers of top-quality decals in several scales. Searchable online catalog with preview images of most decal sets.
Kalmbach Publishing, home of Model Railroader and Trains magazines. Includes all-time, all-magazine index of railroad articles.
Walthers Model Railroad Mall
Wm. K. Walthers, model railroad manufacturer and distributor. Includes a searchable online version of the class Walthers Catalog.
Search engine and directory of rail-related websites.
Railfan-specific search engine, along with chat/forums and other information.