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We have many scale model railroad resources and numerous scale model railroad vendors.
Even the unusual like Cripplebush Valley Models where you can buy "Great Looking Rocks, In Less Than A Million Years"

See some more great places to buy for your model railroad and find model train shops (over 1,500 in U.S.)

See some great scale model railroad clubs and some great scale model railroad layouts .

Check out Little Toy trains . A WebSite dedicated to celebrating the fun and interest that surrounds model railroading and toy trains.

Don't miss our reference section .

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Model Trains, Railways And Model Railroads. All Your Model RR Questions Answered

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We hope you enjoy your visit to our WebSite. We are not "FLASHy" like many, but we offer you authentic railroad history material. Much of this material is not available elsewhere on the Internet. It was painstakingly collected over many years from such sources as Yale University. We never knowingly link you to any WebSites that contain a virus, collect your personal information, or are those machine-generated sites rampant with "Ads by Google". For some of our material, there is a small nominal charge. Funny how someone who will pay $49.95 for a fancy book that has absolutely nothing new (to me anyway) in it, will object to something like $3.99 for a wealth of information that is, for all practical purposes, unavailable elsewhere.

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Railroads On Parade

Railroads On Parade

Used to be a great model train exhibit at Grand Central every Christmas sponsored by Citibank. After the Citigroup / Citibank layout contract was no longer renewed, Clarke Dunham moved the entire layout to his museum, "Railroads on Parade" in Pottersville, NY which is open to the public by admission tickets during the 'summer season" (Memorial Day through the fall). Pottersville is just off the Northway I-87 in the southern part of the Adirondack Park, maybe 45 minutes north of Saratoga Springs, NY and well worth the trip.

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Supply Chain Control Tower

Supply Chain Management Control Towers

Control towers are used in many industries for different purposes: airports and railroads use them for traffic control; power plants have control rooms to monitor operations; and third party logistics providers use them to track transportation activities. These are places where operations run well. Why not a


in order to monitor and assure your supply? Talk to us, we build them!

So just what is an SCM Control Tower? What are the functions of a Supply Chain Control Tower? Who staffs your Supply Chain Management Control Tower?

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You can connect and communicate with all your customers and trading partners through the JWH EDI Services Electronic Commerce Messaging System - Connect with trading partners around the world on a single Network-as-a-Service platform, get real-time transaction visibility and eliminate those manual network processes. It is a pay as you need model. We track all interchanges from the moment they enter the system, along every step across the network, and through the delivery confirmation.

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Railroad Station at Troy, New York

Railroad Station at Troy, New York

The station in Troy was owned by the Troy Union Rail Road. The TURR lasted from the mid 19th Century till the mid 20th Century. It was owned by the New York Central, Delaware & Hudson and Boston & Maine. Access from the South was from Rensselaer; from the West, via the Green Island Bridge; from the North was street running almost the entire length of Troy. See Penney's blog for more information (and a great movie from the 1950's).

Troy Union RR would make a great railroad to model! The Forum for Supply Chain Integration

ec-bp was established in 2005 as the advocate for lowering the barriers to the adoption of EDI, and our email newsletter has been published every month since that time. Our focus has expanded beyond EDI to encompas the full gamut of supply chain practices and technologies. In addition, our readership has grown to become the largest of any similarly focused publication, and has expanded to include more than 90,000 professionals involved in nearly every aspect of the supply chain.

Today’s supply chain is more than simple transport of EDI documents. The complexity of maintaining compliance with trading partners, managing the ever increasing amount of data, and analyzing that data to drive constant improvement in processes and service take supply chain professionals far beyond the basics of mapping EDI documents.
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All Gauge Page

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Extensive Resources for Model Railroading!
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Food Distributor for organic and natural products. Wholesale distribution throughout North America. We are a broker for organic and natural products. We specialize in locating organic products you sometimes can't get from your local distributors. We set you up with a relationship with a supplier. Our ORGANIC FOOD WebSite is not everything we can get, just a robust sample.
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Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad

Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad

The Central Pasco & Gulf (CP&G) is a 7 1/2" gauge railroad being constructed within Pasco County's Crews Lake Wilderness Park. The park is near Shady Hills in the north central portion of Pasco County Florida. The railroad is based upon the Orange Belt Railway. which ran from Sanford to St. Petersburg through Pasco County. The major towns on the CP&G are named for stops/stations on its route.
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Troop Train Express Cars

These head-end express cars used to be troop sleepers

. This O-Scale car is a real beauty!
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Boulevard Rene Cassin / Avenue Californie at the Champion/Carrefour food market has a tramway in its future.
Fifty-three years after the closure of the Tramway de Nice et du Littoral, the Tramway de Nice began to serve its Northern and Eastern sections. 2007 saw the completion of Line 1 serving the North-South needs of the city. Line 2 now addresses the East-West needs. This WebSite will be updated continuously until completion of Line 2 in Year 2017.
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Railroads On The Rebound

Over the last 50+ years, railroads have changed a lot. Now they are about to change again.

It is all about a combination of economic factors and climate factors.

Since 1950 , railroads have consolidated. Freight moved from a "box car mentality" to a "unit train,mentality". Passenger went from a robust business to a "caretaker" arrangement called AMTRAK. This happened as everybody could drive for free on the Interstate Highway System or fly on an airline system where the government subsidized both airlines and airports. In the meantime, railroad express and railroad post offices went "down the tubes". The old Post Office Department and the Railway Express Agency could not adjust to the new way. UPS and Fex Ex could.
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What's the most environmentally-friendly way to transport goods? The answer is freight rail. The EPA estimates that every ton-mile of freight that moves by rail instead of by highway reduces greenhouse emissions by two-thirds. But what does that really mean? Our easy-to-use carbon calculator will estimate the amount of carbon dioxide that can be prevented from entering our environment just by using freight rail instead of trucks. We'll even tell you how many seedlings you'd need to plant to have the same effect.
Boston South Station This WebSite documents the Construction & Operation of South Station Terminal, Boston Massachusetts in both 1:1 & HO Scale (1:87th) Scale. We will also discuss the history of the railroads who called South Station their home since 1898.
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Ominous Weather is about more than weather. Its about our environment. Its about our social issues that need to be surfaced if we want to save our environment. See Champions of our Environment like Al Gore SAS le Prince Albert II de Monaco John R. Stilgoe Ralph Nader. We have other environmental sites on garbage trucks and Rapid response temporary shelters / portable housing. We have addressed several railroad-related projects that will conserve fuel and lessen pollution. Our Window on Europe spotlights projects that can help the rest of the World.
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Scale Model Railroads (a definition)
Celebrity Model Railroaders
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Model Railroad Technical Information
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Train Repairs
All Gauge Model Railroad Discussion
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A computer-controlled model train set
List of Defunct U.S. Railroads
Realistic Names for your Model Railroad
New York Central N-Scale Database
N-Scale Varnish
Passenger Car Users Guide
Photos, decals and car kits
from Art Griffin
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Short Lines
All about short lines we have not covered elsewhere.
Some in Connecticut, others in New York.

Interesting Railway Stations

Building a scale model of Boston's South Station & the history of the railroads who called it home for the last 112 years.

Great Places to Buy For Your Model Railroad

NMRA Digital Command Control
Family Hobby and Crafts
XTS, the Expandable Train System,
is a complete train set that will change
the way boys play with trains.
Model Railroad Manufacturers on the Net
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Amato's Toy and Hobby Family Fun Since 1940
Manufacturers of fine crafted Brass Garden Railway Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Home Builder Parts for 7.x" & 5" gauges and in Gauge III, G, Gauge I, Fn3, 16mm (1:19), 7/8th, 1:16 & O Scales.
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New Haven C628
Another railroad that was important in 1950 was the New Haven.
It too is gone a half-century later.
This C628 is available to modelers at IHC Hobby
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Lehigh Valley Model Railroader
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Model Railroad Club
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Hopewell Junction Model Railroad Club
Schoharie County Model Railroad Association Providence Northern Model Railroad Club Model Railroad Club of Buffalo Wanaque Valley RR has provided a 1942 Quiz Book on Railroads and Railroading.

Here's some interesting questions and answers:

How many model railroad enthusiasts are there in the United States?

In an article in Scientific American (April, 1940), R. T. Griebling estimates that there are 100,000 model railroad hobbyists in the United States. He estimates that these model railroaders collectively own and operate enough trackage to reach from New York to San Antonio, Texas. Their total investment in trains and tracks is around $10,000,000.

Has a statistical survey of model railroad fans been made?

A "census" taken in 1940 by the magazine Model Railroading, covering about 2,000 model railroad hobbyists, disclosed that the average age of the devotees was between 30 and 35 years. Almost 60 per cent of them were between 25 and 40 years of age. Annual income of about 45 per cent of those canvassed was between $1,000 and $3,000; 5 per cent had incomes of less than $1,000; 9 per cent had incomes of more than $5,000. Of the 2,000 hobbyists reporting, 15.5 per cent were semi- professional people; 11.7 per cent were brokers, traders and merchants; 10.6 per cent were students;10.3 per cent belonged to skilled trades; 9.6 per cent were engineers; 9.4 per cent were professional men; 7.6 per cent were executives; 7.2 per cent were office workers; 5.4 per cent were salesmen; 2.8 per cent were teachers and I.I per cent were farmers.
My Large Scale TrainNet Erie Lackawanna Freiendly Service Route New York Harbor
Wells Greene TMD Wells Green TMD is a diesel and electric depot set in Crewe, Cheshire, featuring a range of highly detailed 25kV electric locomotives in an authentic grimy, gritty atmosphere. The depot mainly undertakes routine maintenance to electric locomotives, but also contains a diesel fuelling point enabling many different varieties of locomotive to appear. Due to the rapidly changing nature of today's privatised railway, the layout is operated in two different timescales, 2002 - 2004, and 2004 - 2006.
New York & Western The prototype for this excellent scale model railroad embodies many of the great aspects of railroading that we write about: the New York Central System, New York City, "Alphabet Routes", Long Island, car ferries, and more.
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Some Great Model Railroads

Catch the Lackawanna Express
Engineer Chip Syme's Penn Central
The Riggins Family Train Project
Z-Scale European and American
A Model Railroad in Progress
Piet Brijs and Model Railroads
Westport Terminal Railroad
Chimera Gorge Western RR
Craig Bisgeier's 1892 Housatonic Railroad
Pieter’s Model Railroad of Connecticut
Memories Recreated in 1:87 Scale
Shaun's Model Railway Project
NY Central revival with today's equipment
NYC Hudson Division in scale model by Paul De Luca The NYCRR as it appeared in the early 1950s from Harmon, NY to Hudson, NY. Two or four track mainline wih thirty plus trains running in each session. Extensive yard operations at multiple locations makes this an ideal layout whether you like switching or mainline running.
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