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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:00 am 

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Santa Maria Valley No. 21 -- Astoria Railroad Preservation Assoc. (Astoria, Oregon)
http://www.astoriarailroad.org/news/index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:13 pm 

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Hey y'all,

We've started a new blog site to keep everybody updated. Check it out here:

http://mckinney-avenue-trolley.tumblr.com/

Mike Sullivan

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:57 pm 

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Here's a photo album about a neglected Nickel Plate Road 0-6-0:

http://wendycrim.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... x?id=78916

It's number is 384. It currently is located in Wellington, Ohio, and is crying out for cosmetic restoration.

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:08 am 

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Blog dedicated to restoration and operation updates of we volunteers out at the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority in Dallas.

http://m-a-t-a-volunteers.tumblr.com/


Our current work projects run the gauntlet from Interurban restoration for use as a dining car on our line, to restoration of original Dallas Turtleback cars for service. Not much now on there, but expect updates currently on a weekend basis.

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:39 pm 

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Golden Spike Railway Locomotive and Historical Society
Utah State Railroad Museum
(RLHS chapter for Utah/Salt Lake City)
http://goldenspikerlhs.blogspot.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:25 am 

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Just as a heads up to anyone who has been using Google Reader to follow blogs to actually learn about rail preservation news.
Google Reader will be dead on July 1 2013.
According to Wikipedia, you have potentially other options with Feedly and Digg, but I cannot vouch for those programs. If Feedly is anything like Grouply, I would say stay away from it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Reader
I just wanted to give a heads up in case you had any favorite blog links you wanted to bookmark on your own.


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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:31 pm 

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Now that the fire has been dropped at Google Reader once and for all, has anyone put together a successor reader site for the one Tomgears had assembled a few years back?

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:41 pm 

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I haven't found one, and while the Google News Feed was useful in its early days, it became too cluttered and full of bogus items that weren't really related to the subject to be of much use.

The best resources I've found are forums like this one, where real people post stories of interest, and you don't have to wade through all the junk to find them. Very rarely do I find a significant story related to preservation that isn't covered here.


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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:32 pm 

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I have been having good success with Cheetah News as a blog feed. Free web based service.
http://www.cheetah-news.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:22 pm 

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As we move to start the year 2017, it appears that there have been quite a few blogs that have gone dormant for the use of other, more generic perhaps more accessible social media. This was captured in a post a few years ago on the blog for Project 4468 in Australia:
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Project 4468 is on the move to FACEBOOK
Due to various time constraints and competing life priorities for the admins of this blog, the project restoration page is moving to Facebook.
By having the facebook page, we will be able to update much more easily from mobile technology and save the hassle and inconvenience that arises from having to program the layout and photo resizing hassles that come with using this interface.
Also, by utilising Facebook everyone can contribute to the project restoration.
Cheers,
Project 4468 Restoration Team

Even though this can be clearly stated as the common trend, I am also happy to report that the effort to document all sorts of angles of the rail-history/preservation landscape, with detailed and well-thought out semi-regular web presentations, is ALIVE AND WELL, if just in a few web addresses.

As my gift to RYPN readers this year, I am providing a recent compilation of active blogs that you should be able to subscribe and keep abreast of the work of the posters.

And I have been using the Cheetah News blog reader with good success, only subscribing with my email address and a password.

And now, in not a very formal order, the blogs:

http://www.atrrm.org/blog/
News from the Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums

http://www.heritagetrolley.org/latestMain.htm
News about heritage trolley and modern light rail lines

https://railroadartifactpreservationsocietyblog.wordpress.com/
(Railroad Artifact Preservation Society, Apparently a Santa Fe museum in Amarillo Texas, with steam locomotive 5000, wood 1887 Barney and Smith coach, and streamlined coach 535

http://myviewfromthecaboose.com/
Jason Midyette's collection of rail cars and artifacts in Kansas

http://urhs.org/blog/
United Railroad Historical Society (New Jersey)

http://nfrm.ca/blog/
The Niagara Railway Museum, located in southern Ontario, is young but growing rapidly and documenting itself

http://trainmuseum.blogspot.com/
Northwest Railway Museum outside Seattle in Snoqualmie, WA, as covered in a glossy blog

https://hickscarworks.blogspot.com
Frequent posts from the perpective of the electric car shop at the Illinois Railway Museum

http://www2.irm.org/blogs/
Illinois Railway Museum

http://hoosiervalleyrestorationpage.blogspot.com/
Workday reporting at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in northwestern Indiana

http://www.drhs315.org/blog/
Durango Railroad Historical Society

http://www.midcontinent.org/feed/
Midcontinent Railway Museum

http://theenginehouse.blogspot.com
News from the enginehouse at the Valley Railroad, in Connecticut

http://www.streetcar.org
The historic electric streetcars of San Francisco, amazingly restored and running today

http://www.albertarailwaymuseum.com/latest-news
Updates from the Alberta Railway Museum

http://torontorha.blogspot.com/
Updates from the Toronto Railway Museum

http://wprrsteam.blogspot.com/
Project blog for the 0-6-0 steam locomotive 165, at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum of Portola, California.

http://friendsofthectsrrcos.blogspot.com/
Project blog for D&RGW narrow gauge Pullman sleeping car 470, by the Colorado Springs group of the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec RR

http://narcissus1912.blogspot.com/
Project blog for the Portland-Lewiston Traction interurban car "Narcissus" at Seashore Trolley Museum, Maine.

https://www.americansteamrailroad.org/news/
Project Blog for Reading 2100 and a few other side projects

http://www.4449.com/sp4449news.html
Project Blog of SP 4449

http://www.corailroads.com/
Miscellaneous railroad and railfan items from Colorado, with frequent preservation information.

http://pennsyrr.com/index.php/categories/pennsy-news
News related to the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad

http://www.eastbayhillsproject.org
Geographic exploration of the southwestern end of the Sacramento Northern, then and now.

https://wordpress697.wordpress.com/
Geographic history of Como, Colorado - research, restoration, and musings by John Droste

https://thetrolleydodger.com/
David Sadowski's prolific historical research, which is focused on but not limited to electric traction, geographically centered in and around Chicago

http://www.santacruztrains.com/
Geographic history of the region and railways around the Monterey Bay of California

http://www.coppercountryexplorer.com
Geographic exploration of the architecture, industry and landscape of the Upper Peninsula (U.P., home of the yoopers) of Michigan. Occasional railroad, mining and trolley content.

http://www.iridetheharlemline.com
Geographic history of rails and otherwise in New York by Emily

http://blog.traingeek.ca/
Geographic studies of a Canadian railfan, documenting many of the older sights that still can be seen.

http://www.bigdoer.com
Geographic investigations by a couple who roam the countryside and capture images of the past around Alberta, Canada

http://militaryrailwayservice.blogspot.com/
History of the U.S. military railway units

http://railroadglorydays.net/
Historic photo essays about the past in railroading (no RSS feed currently)

http://adventuresinsteam.blogspot.com/
A historian's review of steam locomotive and railway preservation, with a steampunk twist.

http://vratrips.org/blog/
Volunteer Railroaders Association, which seems to be largely documenting motor car trips across lightly used lines in the Northeast

http://abandonedonline.net/locations/railroads/
Historian Sherman Cahal is still out there documenting what remains of abandoned railroads and other things in and around Cincinnati

http://tarheeltrains.com/feed/
Historic trains and preservation in the Southeast and elsewhere by Tarheeltrains

http://efperuspirapora.blogspot.com/
It may be difficult to translate from Portuguese, but the Perus-Pirapora Railway is having more success than failure in reviving the Baldwins and Porters on a 2' gauge line which was never scrapped (near Sao Paulo, Brazil).

http://puffingbillyworkshops.blogspot.co.uk/
Puffing Billy Railway

http://www.ngtrains.com/blog/
Paul Martin's blog on narrow gauge railways, mainly UK-focused

https://blog.irtsociety.com/
The International Railway Traveler, with occasional trips of historical significance

http://762club.com/762news.php
Project Blog for the Lyn, replication of a 2' gauge Baldwin 2-4-2

https://tanfield-railway.blogspot.com/
The Tanfield Railway

http://www.furnessrailwaytrust.org.uk/aboutblog.htm
Furness Railway Trust

http://www.helstonrailway.org/steam-blog/
The Helston Railway

https://bristolharbourrailway.co.uk/
The Bristol Harbour Railway in a well-executed unofficial blog

http://ontrackatstrathspey.blogspot.com/
Track maintenance and restoration crew at the Strathspey Railway

http://mhrpway.blogspot.com/
Track crew at the Mid Hants Railway

http://bowesrailway.blogspot.com/
Bowes Railway


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