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These links are to major national and Chicago area organizations, and to some of our members' favorites.

Model Railroading

National Model Railroad Association
Elmhurst Model Railroad Club
Midwest 'N' Pioneer Model Railroad Club
Prairie Scale Model Railroaders


Chicago Transit Authority
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (the South Shore line passenger authority)
Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway
Union Pacific Railroad
Norfolk Southern
CSX Transportation
Canadian National
Canadian Pacific
Belt Railway of Chicago
Indiana Harbor Belt
Chicago Rail Link
Manufacturers' Junction Railway
Wisconsin & Southern
Chicago, SouthShore & South Bend (the freight railroad)
Iowa Interstate
Iowa, Chicago & Eastern
Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern
Grand Canyon Railway

Railroad Historical Societies

National Railway Historical Society
Chicago Chapter NRHS
Railway & Locomotive Historical Society
Shortlines of Chicago Historical Society
Twentieth Century Railroad Club
Central Electric Railfans Association
Chicago "L".org Both history and current information about the Chicago Elevated system
Shore Line Interurban Historical Society Covers all Chicago area electric interurbans
Burlington Route Historical Society
Chicago & North Western Historical Society
Milwaukee Road Historical Association
Soo Line Historical and Technical Society includes Wisconsin Central, Algoma Central, Duluth South Shore & Atlantic, Minneapolis Northfield & Southern, Green Bay & Western and others
Missabe Railroad Historical Society
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Historical Society
Rock Island Technical Society
Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society
Ann Arbor Railroad Technical & Historical Association
Grand Trunk Western Historical Society includes Detroit Toledo & Ironton
Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Historical Society
Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line Railroads Historical Society
Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Historical Society
St. Louis Terminal Railroad Association Historical & Technical Society
Amtrak Historical Society
Conrail Technical Society
Great Northern Railway Historical Society
Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association
Spokane Portland & Seattle Railway Historical Society
Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society
Union Pacific Historical Society
Chicago Aurora & Elgin
Chicago Tunnel Company

Railroad Museums

Illinois Railway Museum Union, Illinois
Fox River Trolley Museum South Elgin, Illinois
East Troy Electric Railroad East Troy, Wisconsin
Monticello Railway Museum Monticello, Illinois
Hesston Steam Museum La Porte, Indiana
Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum North Judson, Indiana
Indiana Transportation Museum Noblesville, Indiana
National Museum of Transportation St. Louis, Missouri
National Railroad Museum Green Bay, Wisconsin
Mid-Continent Railway Museum North Freedom, Wisconsin

Magazines is a combined site for Trains, Model Railroader, Classic Trains, Classic Toy Trains, and Fine Scale Modeler
Railroad Model Craftsman
Rail Model Journal
Railfan & Railroad
The Railroad Press
South Platte Press
Railway Age
(trade magazine)


Operation Lifesaver
Association of American Railroads
AAR's RailFanClub
Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago Transit & Railfan Web Site
Chicago Transit, Present & Past
Steam Central
TrainsCan all about Canadian railroads
Historical railroad maps at the Library of Congress
Railspot Reporting Marks tables of AAR reporting marks
TrainsCan's reporting marks page
Railroad radio frequencies compiled by Gary Sturm, co-author of Kalmbach Publishing's Compendium of Railroad Radio Frequencies
Railroad radio frequencies compiled by Jon Roma, sorted by frequency and by railroad
Railway Signalling and Operations FAQ
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Photo Archive Discussion boards

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