Entries Tagged as ‘Blogs’

Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 6:54 pm

El Dorado Western Railway

The El Dorado Western Railway blog chronicles the work of the El Dorado Western Railway Foundation to rebuild and restore a Shay geared locomotive to operating status, among other things. Blogs are just the thing for preservationist groups: they allow you to keep everyone up to date on works in progress.

Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 6:43 pm

Railway Roundabout

Railway Roundabout is an interesting blog: its main focus is on Japanese rail service (including city rail, maglev and freight; lots of stuff about Japanese passenger service), but with plenty of digressions into British railway history. It also makes use of another synonym for trainspotter, railfan, or FRN: “gricer” — which, according to the Urban […]

Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 8:54 pm

Amtrak Blogs, For and Against

Just came across two blogs about Amtrak. Both are written by passenger rail advocates, neither of whom is happy with the situation at the moment. But while Dan Zukowski’s Amtrak blog takes a pro-Amtrak position (recent posts assail freight railroads for failing to move Amtrak trains in a timely manner), Joseph Vranich’s blog, Replacing Amtrak, […]

Monday, November 6, 2006 at 5:23 pm

Railfanning Blogs

A year ago I wrote about three railfanning blogs. What are they up to now? While the Australian Railway Blog still hasn’t posted anything since March 2005, Dogcaught, which focuses on the Pacific Northwest, is still going strong, and posting some sharp (and big!) pictures. TrainBlog covers a lot of news about passenger rail; railfan […]

Friday, November 3, 2006 at 11:53 am


The National Association of Railroad Passengers, the lobby group for passenger rail service, has a blog.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 1:58 pm

More Model Railroad Blogs

It says something about Blogger‘s ease of use that model railroaders are using it to build web sites for their layouts. A decade ago it would have been Geocities. It’s good to see: considering the length of time it takes to build a layout, the blog format — regular entries, chronologically arranged — is a […]

Monday, October 23, 2006 at 6:52 pm

Mike Hamer’s Three Blogs

For the past few years I’ve been looking for blogs about trains, with mixed success. Earlier this year I noticed that Mike Hamer, an Ottawa-based (and therefore nearby) model railroader who’s had his Boston & Maine-themed layout in Model Railroader publications a couple of times, had started a blog about his layout, replete with some […]