Here are some of our favorite rail links. Please let us know of sites we need to feature. We would also appreciate knowing about broken links. Thanks.
http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~mcfadden/rail_links.htm - Extensive list of links covering railroad magazines, railfan guides, tourist shortlines, museums, historical societies, rail history, rail passenger service, corporate and other sites.
http://www.modelrailweb.com/mainline/links.htm#products - A number of links relating partly to full-size railroading and partly to model railroading.
http://www.railserve.com/Historical/North_America/Eastern/ - An incredible list of links of all types.
http://www.railroaddata.com/ - As the site says, "Links to over 5,000 railroad websites."
http://www.raillinks.com/ - Another comprehensive site claiming 10,000 links.
http://thebecketts.com/beckettsdepot/index1.html - Over 2000 railroad links.
http://www.railroadinfo.com/links.html - 3,500-4,000 train links.
http://www.tadlane.com/rrlinks.htm - Almost 7,500 international railway links.
http://jj.railfan.net/home.html - Approximately 1,500 railroad links.
http://www.trainweb.com/ - Good looking site with lots of categorized links.
http://www.cwrr.com/nmra/ - National Model Railroad Association link directory.
http://cprr.org/Museum/Links.html - Impressive listing of rail links.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~jadale/Railroad%20Links.htm - Good railroad links plus other subjects (radio, comedy, computer, space, web cams, aircraft).
http://www.railroadworkersmemorial.com/railroadlinks.htm - Interesting and well-done site.
http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com - Cindy Downes has done a masterful job with this website aimed at homeschoolers. Our website is listed under her section on "OK Info. - Field Trips".
http://www.railmuseums.com/namerica/index.html - A great listing of railroad museums across North America, including four in Oklahoma.
http://www.theoldsantafedepotofguthrie.com/pages/1/index.htm - The Santa Fe depot in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Built in 1903, it contained one of the original Harvey Houses. Now beautifully remodeled, it boasts a restaurant, events center, and world class model railroad and automobile museum.
http://www.oklahomarailwaymuseum.org/ - Often confused with our museum, this is the home of the Oklahoma Railway Museum in Oklahoma City. Check out their site for the latest information on Day Out With Thomas coming up September 28-30 and October 5-7, 2007.
htttp://www.oklahomarail.org/ - "The Oklahoma Passenger Rail Association works to improve, expand and raise awareness of the benefits of rail passenger services to and through the state."
http://www.aaprco.com/ - The American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners.
http://oktrains.com/loco.html - Locomotive Operators of Central Oklahoma featuring their 7.5" track gauge trains operating near Shawnee.
http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/frisco/about.cfm - History site for the Frisco Railroad.
http://www.katyrailroad.org/ - Katy Railroad Historical Society site.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_railroads - Wikipedia is one of my all-time favorite sites. Here is its list of U.S.railroads. Although not complete, it will keep you busy for a while. Farmrail Systems, Inc. is listed under “Switching and Terminal Railroads”; Amtrak under “Passenger Railroads”.
http://comrail.net - Comrail (Central Oklahoma Model Rail) is a wonderful HO-scale club operating out of Oklahoma City. Contact them for the date of their next public open house where you can view their incredible 40'x100' layout.
http://www.railserve.com/jump/jump.cgi?ID=9289 - Another fine model railroad club based in the OKC area, Oklahoma N-Rail is dedicated to N-scale railroading. Check them out!
http://www.waynoka.org/ - Home of the Waynoka Historical Society, one of this site's features is the old Santa Fe depot with its original Harvey House in Waynoka, Oklahoma. Historical Society President Sandie Olson is a delight to talk to and is happy to share information about this unique Sooner State treasure.
http://www.trainsmag.com - Here you'll find a wealth of information regarding "Trains" magazine, a monthly publication covering railroading from A to Z. Whether it's the origin of a railroad company, the creator of a certain type of engine or railcar or the latest news regarding the state of railroading, "Trains" has it covered both in print and electronic form.
http://ok.railfan.net/pages/oklist.html - "The Oklahoma list is a catalog of the remaining historic railroad structures and equipment in Oklahoma. The list was begun several years ago to keep track of cabooses in the state but it has grown to include locomotives, depots and other significant railroad items."
http://oddballsdecals.rrpicturearchives.net/archivethumbs.aspx?id=14447&Page=1 - Pictures of our museum posted by a visitor (and very good photographer), Tom Stolte. The Enid pics start on page 2 of his site.
www.cowcatchermagazine.com - the link to "Cowcatcher Round-Up", an excellent bi-monthly publication put out by the Cowcatcher Division of the Lone Star Region, NMRA. This professionally-produced newsletter outlines model railroad activities taking place in Texas and surrounding states. Limited complimentary copies can be picked up at Whistle Stop Trains, in Oklahoma City.
http://www.greatdecals.com/Griffin.htm - According to the tag line on his website header, "Art Griffin decals [are] extracted directly from builders' photographs [from the] 1880's-1930's". His prices are reasonable and his list of available decals is impressive.
http://www.atsfrr.org - The Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society. Benefits of membership include a quarterly magazine, annual convention (to be held in OKC in 2007), Santa Fe-specific books and information, modeling resources, a quarterly newsletter and archives.
http://www.nctrans.org/ - This website for the North Carolina Transportation Museum is one of the best museum sites I've ever seen. If the actual place is anything like the description then it needs to be on a "must-see" list the next time your travel plans include that part of the country. The museum encompasses several different types of transportation but trains and railroad education programs are high-profile items. If you get to visit this outstanding facility please let me know about your experience.
http://www.kcshs.org - The Kansas City Southern Historical Society.
http://mopac.org - Missouri Pacific Historical Society
http://www.semaphores.com - This site provides some fascinating information concerning a rapidly-disappearing part of railroad history.
http://www.geocities.com/htrainclub - Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club - "Formed in 1991, Heartland members are dedicated to providing railroad histories, short excursion rides and motor car trips during the year."
http://rrpicturearchives.net - Over 1/2 million railroad pictures with very good search capabilities.
http://www.ozarkmountainrailcar.com - All kinds of railroad equipment for sale.
http://www.nevadanorthernrailway.net - "The Nevada Northern Railway Museum is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, interpretation, and operation of the Nevada Northern Railway historic facilities, yards, and rail collection. This evolving museum gives people the opportunity to experience a world-class, historic, working railroad."
http://www.ntrak.org - Everything you might want to know about N-scale modular railroading.
http://www.texhoma.net/~swora/index.html - Home of the South West Oklahoma Railroad Association, "Duncan Oklahoma's only HO scale railroad club".
http://www.frograil.com/railroad/railfan.htm - A very complete listing of train watching sites. Please note and take to heart the reminder to not trespass on railroad property when watching trains.
http://www.steamlocomotive.com/bigboy - A super site for what is arguably the greatest steam locomotive that ever lived.
http://www.townwestsertomaclub.org/Frisco4500.htm - The latest news concerning the restoration of the Frisco 4500 engine ongoing since 1991.