York City Subway Resources has a collection of interesting information
and historical photographs relating to the New York City (USA) subway
system. They also feature photos from other transit operations in
the US and overseas. This site is not affiliated with any transit
Rails features over 7,000 photos, with a focus on railroading
in Pennsylvania and the Northeast.
If you like old trains, buildings, and even pictures of train wrecks,
prepare to spend a few hours here.
is a train resource. This site features links to more train sites
and Usenet groups than you could ever imagine! It also hosts a number
of railfan Websites such as Northeast Rails, above.
is a collection of links to thousands of railway and urban mass transit
sites. Check this
link, which is only one page of many, and see if there isn't more
material than you could use in a year!
Planet is another collection of pictures and information. Here
you will find a treasure trove of information about subway systems
throughout the world, with a few light rail systems included.
The site is in English, German, and Spanish. Don't visit here if
you have anything else to do for the next few days / weeks / months.
Rail Transit Association Website proclaims "Information
and campaigning about better public transport through trams, tramways,
streetcars and light rail transit systems"
If you want to know anything about current the light rail scene
anywhere in the world this is the place to be! This site is loaded
with pictures, more pictures, and still more pictures plus technical
data, history, white papers, and more. They have a links
page with hundreds of links to museums, transits systems, and more.
is a commercial site featuring railway related travel and lodging
is TrainWeb's railway community, featuring hundreds of railfan Websites.
Rail Now has a wealth of information about light rail systems,
heritage trolleys, and systems being constructed.
An interesting story about guided
buses in France. Anyone seeing guided electric buses as a viable
alternative to light rail should read this article closely. Wikipedia has a similar article.
These vehicles run on rubber tires, collect power from a single overhead wire, and return the power through the guide rails.
Michael Taylor's photo collections feature trains and trams from Canada, the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Prepare to spend a few hours at his Websites.
- Michael Taylor has over 9,000 photos.
- Einbahn - Named for the street signs Michael thought pointed to a town. Features pictures and sounds.
If you would like to see some older trams from Vienna and Nürnberg in action be sure to see his photos from Krakow, Poland.
The Upper Silesian region in southern Poland is a railfan's delight. The area is heavily industrialized and inhabited by more than 2 million people. In practical terms that means there are lots of trains, so many that the area is covered with tracks, and plenty of trams.
The Silesian interurbans are something out of another time. Some parts of the system do not seem to have changed much since before World War II. There are some modern lines and some have closed, but much of the system is intact.
The last link above tells the tale, complete with plenty of photos. Some of the scenes are not to be believed. The picture at the right is just one of many quaint scenes. Slip a Zloty between the side of the car and the tunnel wall and it just might get stuck.
YouTube has plenty of videos that will make a railfan foam and drool. Click one of the video links, above, and keep looking from there.
The links below are arranged in no particular order whatsoever
for your surfing convenience (and so we don't have to go bonkers
trying to sort it), at least until we get time to re-organize
everything. Many of these pages have yet more links to other Websites.
You can go absolutely crazy trying to keep up with all of this!
Some of these links are to personal Web space on other sites,
i.e, Geocities and AOL. These links may not always be good. We
check them from time to time and try to find good links for those
that fail, however, the nature of some of these sites and the
sheer quantity of them makes this a daunting task.
Transit has hundreds of pictures, links to other Websites, and
Web rings. A similar site is SubwayMark,
which has much of the same material.
Weissman has a collection of Dallas
material on his Website. His Subways.Net
site features subway articles.
article about trams running on railway lines in Karlsruhe,
Transit On Line is a subscription newsletter featuring North American
is a collection of British tramway information and links to yet more
Streetcar system opened in 2001. It has been an instant success.
Railway Historical Society has an operating railway museum. This
Website also features the Portland Streetcar and other Oregon information.
Rail Central focuses on North American light rail systems.
Portland page. Plenty of pictures of the Max and the Portland
Congress is Paul Weyrich's railway Website. This site features
a number of interesting articles plus current events. Enjoy Harold
Geissenheimer's TransNet, Lou's Traction News, and many
other articles. For a trolley news junkie, this is the place to visit.
Age is a vintage magazine that is now on the Web. This site is
loaded with interesting stories about railroading, with some transit
information. You can search the archives of old issues.
IL is investigating various forms of transit for a new system . This
article describes and compares various forms of modern urban transit.
is a German language magazine about city transit. The English
version has many interesting articles in English. Click on "Home"
and select the German or English version.
|The Dutch light
rail site features a variety of articles and pictures in multiple
languages . English is not one of those languages, however, there
is some English text and many of the pictures are self-explanatory.
There is some excellent photography here, along with links to other
Center features an article about the Skoda trams used in Portland
OR and Tacoma WA. According to this article the Portland trams were
built largely by hand!
Rail Photos features mostly PCC cars from North America, from
the late 1960s to present.
Trolley Tracks features pictures and history of trolleys in an
around Philadelphia, PA, including the Lehigh Valley line. They feature
a roster of cars and plenty of links to other sites.
Electric Railroads features trolleys in Pennsylvania and New York,
plus a number of other states. Well, Fort Worth TX is reasonably close
to Pennsylvania, isn't it?
Penn Traction Club features model trolleys.
Street Railway preserves vintage trolleys in San Francisco.
Railspot features a collection of photos and interesting links.
Lines in Southern Ontario
International features travel information, including an amazing
collection of links to other sites. You could go crazy here!
Line Online features information about the Soo Line railroad.
and Raiload Magazine features mostly trains but some electric
transit as well. This is an excellent magazine.
Driver's Web Page features some interesting photos of the Philadelphia
/ New Jersey area.
Surface Lines features detailed models of Chicago Surface Lines
streetcars running on an O-Scale trolley layout.
|The History of Chicago's
"L". If you want to learn about Chicago's elevated and
subway system, this is the site for you!
Deltaire's tells about Alfred Ely Beach's secretly built pneumatic
subway, the first subway built in New York City.
Subway began construction in 1920, in an effort to consolidate
interurban traffic under the city. The subway was built but never
Car Home Page tells the story of cable cars all over the world.
They ran in many cities, not just San Francisco.
|Do you like links
to railway Websites? This one provides dozens and dozens of them!
Age Chicago has a section on Chicago transportation.
Joliet, and Eastern Photo Archive features photos of Chicago's
Outer Belt Line, which circles the city of Chicago from Gary, Indiana
to Waukegan, Illinois and intersects with the many railroads heading
into the city.
|Arthur U. Gerber's Chicago Transit
Architect homepage features many railway stations in the Chicago
for Industrial Archeology (SIA) documents the history of industrial
subjects like canals, railroads, bridges, steel mills, and factories
(among other things).
Penn Traction Club contains resources and information about trolleys
and trolley model building. It is simply fantastic!
Lock, and Lantern Web Site is devoted to railroad collectibles:
Lanterns, keys, locks, tickets, badges, headlights, bells, and whistles.
Transit/Metra Railfan Page is devoted to Chicago transit in the
past and present.
F. Case's Railroad Site is loaded with pictures of trains and
other railroad subjects.
Model Railroad Association (NMRA) is the authority for model railroading
standards. This site has links to model and prototype web pages throughout
features international links to hundreds more railway-related Websites.
Brain Candy's Chicago
Collections features Chicago trivia, including its railways.
They have sections devoted to trivia
Century Railroad Club features information for railfans and rail
travelers. It is focused in the Chicago area.
Electric Railfans' Association is a Chicago railfan organization
and one of the oldest such organizations in the US.
builds propulsion systems for trolleys and mine equipment. They were
awarded a contract to power the Canal Street trolleys in New Orleans.
Equipment Company is fabricating new B3 style PCC trucks for Philadelphia.
Vermande has a nice collection of Philadelphia pictures.
Lance has an assortment of photos from around the country. An
link may also be active.
Transit Trips features trolleys in Philadelphia, plus a number
of other cities. There are links to other private pages as well.
T. Rab's Web page features rosters of Philadelphia buses and trolleys.
Senk has a collection of photos of the Philadelphia area.
Prock has assembled a collection of Conrail photos and information.
features a comprehensive collection pictures and information from
Toronto features photos and information from Toronto, Canada.
Transit Company Web Station focuses on Milwaukee transit.
Benda has assembled a collection of pictures from Budapest, Hungary.
The site is in Hungarian.
Varga has assembled a collection of pictures from Budapest and
other Hungarian cities. The site is in English.
Transit Site features trams from around the world.
Harold Cox has assembled an all-time roster of Birney cars. Dr.
Cox's work is quite thorough and well presented. He has included car
drawings and other technical information.
Corridors Initiative promotes rail travel. They have a current
magazine plus older issues in the archives. You can search by key
words or by magazine date.
|Read an interesting case
study of the Portland Max interurban line.
|Trolleys are making a comeback
to Portland touts the Streetcar and the Max as desirable assets,
which newcomers will appreciate.
Kristopans has an interesting collection of modern urban rail
system information on his personal Web space.
|If you like streetcars,
this site has them, from all sorts of places you would not think of.
Even if you can't read Czech you will like the pictures here. The
page features other forms of transit, i.e., airplanes.
|RailfanEurope has plenty of photos. Navigating the site is a bit tricky until you get the hang of it.