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 Post subject: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:01 pm 

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I don't know of any comprehensive list of blogs which post railway preservation news.
I like to get my news here, but I am beginning to feel I know more about the Catskill Mountain Railroad than many other projects, some of which the news gets posted in blog format.
Add more if you know them, but here are blogs I have discovered in recent months:

IRM wood interurbans and more via Randy Hicks et al:
http://hickscarworks.blogspot.com

IRM Department Blogs:
http://www2.irm.org/blogs/

IRM Steam Team:
http://irmsteamteam.com/

WRM restoration of Sacramento Northern 1005
http://sn1005.blogspot.com/

Western Pacific Railway Museum steam locomotive 165
http://wprrsteam.blogspot.com

Northwest Railway Museum:
http://www.trainmuseum.blogspot.com/

Downeast Scenic in Ellsworth ME
http://downeastscenicrail.blogspot.com/

Timber Heritage Association
http://capdiamont.wordpress.com/category/humboldt/tha/

Rochester and Genesee Valley
http://rgvrrm.blogspot.com/

Railtown (CSRM/State Park at Jamestown CA)
http://railtown1897.wordpress.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:32 pm 

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Mid-Continent Railway Museum: http://www.midcontinent.org/blog/

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:58 pm 

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The forums on railroad.net can be an excellent source of museum specific information, but no blog or forum great unless the people who are at the museum on a day to day basis post new information.

http://railroad.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=36

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:51 pm 

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Here are a couple more...

Virginia Museum of Transportation
http://vmtmusings.blogspot.com/

Valley Railroad
http://theenginehouse.blogspot.com/

The blogs that are hosted on Blogspot and Wordpress have RSS feed capability, so it should be relatively straightforward to consolidate all of that content in one place. Perhaps an idea for a new feature on RyPN?

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:19 pm 

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And some projects at the Niles Canyon Railway

Restoration of the only existing Krauss-Maffei ML4000 C'C'
http://sp9010.ncry.org/

Restoration of our Southern Pacific Alco S6
http://sp1218.ncry.org/

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:59 pm 

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Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society

http://www.fortwaynerailroad.org/Second ... ction.html

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:01 am 

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http://naugy.blogspot.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:14 pm 

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While not a blog, the WW&F maintains an exceptionally active discussion forum that includes updates, etc.
http://forum.wwfry.org/

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:39 pm 

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I appreciate the info you can get from a discussion group, though it can be tedious to read many posts about random things before you get to an update on work. That said, the WW&F forum is about the most organized rail museum discussion group I have ever seen and you can quickly sort the wheat from chaff.

Many groups have discussion forums, often located on Yahoo, but also other random servers.

Here are a couple more blogs:

Ahead of the Torch
http://www.robertjohndavis.com/blog/

Market Street Railway
http://www.streetcar.org/blog/

Steam Locomotive Info
http://www.steamlocomotive.info/blogs/

Tourist Railroad Association Inc.
http://www.traininc.org/blog/

Steam Central
http://steamcentral.com/

Restoration of Lackawanna 565 at Steamtown
http://project565.webs.com/


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:53 pm 

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Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - written by Bruce Wells, Restoration and Shops Manager

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:55 pm 

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Some More Blogs:

Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec
http://friendsofthectsrrcos.blogspot.com

Midwest Central
http://www.midwestcentralrr.blogspot.com

El Dorado Western Railway Historical Foundation
http://eldoradowestern.blogspot.com/

Pacific Coast Railroad Company
http://pcrailroad.wordpress.com/
http://pcrailroad.blogspot.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:13 pm 

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As an experiment, I have taken all of the blogs with working rss feeds and bundled them into a Railway Preservation Bundle. With a simple click you can have all of the news pumped into one page. I'm not sure I am going to maintain this but for now it is an experiment and if you want to see each item without visiting numerous websites this is the ticket.

http://www.google.com/reader/bundle/use ... n%20Bundle

The newest posts will appear at the top so when you check it you can see the latest. Trying to read backward might be overwhelming so I would just have a look every couple of days to see the news stuff as it comes through. If you check it out I would appreciate some feedback.

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:47 am 

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Along with the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum blog mentioned above where we share progress at the museum, the Rochester Chapter NRHS that owns and operates the R&GVRRM is working to share parts of its railroad archives via its blog:

Rochester Chapter NRHS
http://rochnrhs.blogspot.com/

The R&GVRRM also shares progress around the museum via its YouTube site.

Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/rgvrrm

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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:18 am 

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This one is rich with information and opinion... perhaps even being on the edge of controversial

Virginia and Truckee Reconstruction Project Analysis
http://www.renorailfans.com/virginiatruckeeblog/


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 Post subject: Re: Railway Preservation News via ongoing blogs
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:12 pm 

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Winnipeg Streetcar Blog
http://winnipegstreetcar.com/


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