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Forum Contains New Posts What is WestCoastRailForums.com
A place to share and discuss the hobby of rail fanning.
1 1 Welcome to West Coast Rai...
07-13-2009 03:43 PM
by chris_wlkr

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15 68 ex RailAmerica VCRR
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by Myfordbrowning
Forum Contains New Posts Look What I Saw !
See something interesting or rare ? Perhaps both. Or if you just want to share an image or an account of what you saw, do that here.
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New PostsVideo Sharing
391 2,700 Martinez, Stockton, and M...
04-10-2014 10:22 AM
by Z-trains
Forum Contains New Posts General Railroad Discussion
General railroad discussion area for subjects that do not fit to any specific catagory covered elsewhere.
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New PostsRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train, Forum Contains New PostsWhere Is It? What Is It? Caption This! Threads
789 11,356 BNSF #7695 in So Cal
04-18-2014 11:19 AM
by TC Smith
Forum Contains New Posts General Railroad Branchline Discussion
This area is for questions or discussions on branchlines and industrial leads that do not have a forum area yet.
35 401 Remember when...
04-01-2014 06:06 PM
by Kaiserrailfan
Forum Contains New Posts Heritage & Special Engines Heads Up and Information 13 1,572 UP 2001 and 2002 (Olympic...
04-07-2014 09:07 PM
by TheSd90mac
Forum Contains New Posts Railroad News
Share news. Stuff that is not necessarily time sensitive but news worthy can be discussed and shared here.
179 1,723 Tesla Motors
03-20-2014 10:37 AM
by Buckeye_Local

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Forum Contains New Posts Upcoming Roam-n-Foam Group Events
Talk about upcoming Roan-N-Foam Group Events.
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07-09-2013 03:40 PM
by J. David Aten
Forum Contains New Posts Past Roam-N-Foam Group Events
Share memories & photos from past Roam-N-Foam Group Events.
33 2,027 Needles Sub Adventure 201...
04-21-2013 06:59 AM
by Z-trains
Forum Contains New Posts Weekly Roam-N-Foam Reports
Share a weekday trip or solo weekend trip out by the tracks.
221 3,048 Ultimate SBD sub 60 min f...
03-15-2014 11:01 PM
by SP4449
Forum Contains New Posts Special Organized Rail Events
Discussion, Info and photo sharing of any organized Museum or City Planned Railroad Event.
85 809 Fullerton Railroad Days 2...
04-17-2014 09:21 PM
by Jeff Taylor

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Forum Contains New Posts General Orange County Branchline Discussion
A place to discuss branch line operations not specific to a particular line or local switcher mentioned in the other forum topics.
86 1,081 The History of the LA&SL ...
11-20-2013 11:04 PM
by Kaiserrailfan
Forum Contains New Posts BNSF La Mirada Locals
Discussion on the BNSF's La Mirada local's and the industries they service (LA County industries welcome here as well).
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New Posts1st La Mirada Local, Forum Contains New Posts2nd La Mirada Local, Forum Contains New Posts3rd La Mirada Local, Forum Contains New Posts4th La Mirada Local, Forum Contains New Posts5th La Mirada Local
110 739 Interesting on the local ...
11-10-2013 09:44 AM
by chris_wlkr
Forum Contains New Posts Union Pacific West Anaheim Operations
Discussion on the UP West Anaheim Yard and all local switchers that call out of West Anaheim. Chose a Sub Forum below for a particular local switcher.
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific Marlboro Switcher (LOA31R), Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific Costa Mesa / Huntington Beach Switcher (LOA32), Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific Norwalk Switcher (LOA38R), Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific Buena Park Switcher (LOA39R), Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific Anaheim Hauler (LOQ25 & LOA44)
166 1,352 Costa Meas Switcher 4-7-2...
04-08-2014 08:23 PM
by chris_wlkr

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Forum Contains New Posts General Los Angeles Branchline Discussion
A place to discuss branch line ops not specific to a particular line or local mentioned in the other forum topics.
89 734 UP San Pedro Sub
03-30-2014 02:21 PM
by Snuffy
Forum Contains New Posts Union Pacific Dolores Industrial Lead
Discussion, Images, Info of local action on Union Pacific's Dolores Industrial Lead which includes Dolores Yard and ICTF Support yard. AAR Frequency 14 (160.320) & AAR Frequency 86 (161.400) for Yardmaster and Switching.
22 127 Some Dolores Yard Vicinit...
08-15-2012 05:14 PM
by TC Smith
Forum Contains New Posts Union Pacific J Yard Operations
Discussion, Images, Info of local action out of Union Pacific's J Yard. AAR Frequency 14 (160.320)
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific J Yard / LAJ Transfer (YJY66R), Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific J Yard Switcher (YJY68R), Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific 3pm J Yard Switcher (YJY78R), Forum Contains No New PostsUnion Pacific J Yard Hauler
23 236 "J" Yard
05-07-2013 06:28 PM
by Kaiserrailfan
Forum Contains New Posts Union Pacific Los Nietos Operations
Discussion, Images, Info of local action out of Union Pacific's Los Nietos Yard. AAR Frequency 14 (160.320) & AAR Frequency 44 (160.770)
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific Patata Switcher (LOA35R), Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific Fullerton Switcher (LOA36R), Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific Valla Switcher (LOA37R)
143 1,120 Stored covered hoppers in...
11-27-2013 11:29 AM
by chris_wlkr
Forum Contains New Posts UP LATC Yard Local Operations
Discussion, Images, Info about Local Switchers that are crew based out of Union Pacific's LATC Yard. AAR Frequency 14 (160.320) & AAR Frequency 82 (161.340)
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific Torrance Switcher (LOW10), Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific El Segundo Switcher (LOW20)
48 574 Denker Wig-Wag
12-27-2013 10:07 AM
by Holloran Grade

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Forum Contains New Posts General Riverside County Branchline Discussion
A place to discuss branch line ops not specific to a particular line or local mentioned in the other forum topics.
12 99 Porphyry
04-07-2014 05:40 PM
by Kaiserrailfan
Forum Contains New Posts BNSF San Jacinto Industrial Spur
A place to discuss operations and trains on the BNSF San Jacinto Spur. M-BARJAC and M-JACBAR discussion also welcome in this forum. AAR Frequency: 72 - 161.190
36 344 Work Begins on the Perris...
02-21-2014 01:09 PM
by Z-trains
Forum Contains New Posts UP Crestmore Industrial Lead
A place to discuss operations and trains on the UP Crestmore Industrial Lead. AAR Frequency: 27 - 160.515
2 30 The history of the Crestm...
11-21-2013 07:06 PM
by Kaiserrailfan
Forum Contains New Posts Union Pacific Riverside Industrial Lead
A place to discuss operations and trains on the UP Riverside Industrial Lead. AAR Frequency: 42 - (160.740) & AAR Frequency: 66 (160.100) Switching
14 273 Bridge over I-215 are Num...
04-05-2014 02:15 PM
by Siberyd

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Forum Contains New Posts General San Bernardino County Branchline Discussion
A place to discuss branch line ops not specific to a particular line or local mentioned in the other forum topics.
16 182 CSI California Steel Indu...
04-03-2014 03:41 PM
by Siberyd
Forum Contains No New Posts BNSF Lucerne Valley Subdivision
Discussion, Info on the line that runs from Hesperia to Cushenbury. AAR Ch 72 (161.190)
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Forum Contains New Posts Union Pacific Chino Operations
Discussion, Images, Info on the UP Chino switchers. AAR Frequency 27 (160.515)
16 56 New Power on the Chino Lo...
10-04-2013 06:10 PM
by Kaiserrailfan

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Forum Contains New Posts Henderson/BMI Branchline Locals
Discussion, Images, Info of local action on Union Pacific's Henderson/BMI Branchline.
8 34 Patriot Rail Henderson Br...
02-17-2012 10:44 PM
by Craig Tambo
Forum Contains New Posts Nellis Branchline Locals
Discussion, Images, Info of local action on Union Pacific's Nellis Branchline.
3 24 Local 42
10-14-2008 07:47 PM
by Nscalemike

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Forum Contains New Posts Apache Railway
Discussion, Images, Info of the Apache Railway out of Holbrook, AZ.
4 19 Apache shutdown in 45 day...
08-28-2013 06:35 PM
by CoasterMike2105
Forum Contains New Posts Arizona Eastern
Arizona Eastern Discussion, Images, News
11 67 Life imitates Art, and su...
12-12-2012 03:35 PM
by woody709acy
Forum Contains New Posts Pacific Imperial Railroad (formerly Carrizo Gorge Railway)
Pacific Imperial Railroad - formerly the Carrizo Gorge Railway Discussion, Images, News
18 467 PIR updates
04-17-2014 11:32 AM
by rrmike7485
Forum Contains New Posts Genesee & Wyoming Inc.(Formerly Rail America)
Images, Discussion, Info on the short lines that are part of the Genesee & Wyoming Inc. family formerly owned by Rail America such as the Arizona & California (ARZC), Ventura County Railroad (VCR), San Joaquin Valley Railroad (SJVR), and the Central Oregon & Pacific. San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad (SDIV). California Northern (CFNR)
40 405 San Diego and Imperial Va...
03-10-2014 04:59 AM
by Hawaii_87
Forum Contains New Posts Los Angeles Junction Railway (LAJ)
LAJ Discussion, Images, News. Technically not a short line railroad since they are a subsidiary of the BNSF, however they are best represented under this topic. AAR Frequency 68 (161.130)
76 1,201 LAJ Yahoo Group Going Now...
03-09-2014 02:47 PM
by lajmdlr
Forum Contains New Posts Modesto & Empire Traction
Modesto & Empire Traction, Images, News
7 50 MET 613 sold
07-08-2013 07:44 PM
by TC Smith
Forum Contains New Posts Modoc Northern Railroad
Modoc Northern RR Discussion, Images, News. AAR Frequency 09 (160.245) & 57 (160.965)
1 2 Modoc returned to UP
07-16-2009 05:53 PM
by ATSFBobHouse
Forum Contains New Posts Nevada Industrial Switch
Nevada Industrial Switch Discussion, Images, News
3 17 NIS
02-12-2014 05:52 AM
by Nightwalker
Forum Contains New Posts Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Northwestern Pacific Railroad Discussion, Images, News
5 25 NWP / SMART Construction
03-23-2014 09:17 AM
by Craig Tambo
Forum Contains New Posts Pacific Harbor Line
Images, Discussion, Info on the Pacific Harbor Line's Trains and Routes. AAR Frequency's: 58 (160.980) Road Channel, 65 (161.085) Switching, 72 (161.190) Terminal Island Switching, 40 (160.710) Switching Alternate.
93 861 Windmill train
03-26-2014 04:50 PM
by Pacset6
Forum Contains New Posts Pacific Sun Railway
Discussion area for the Pacific Sun Railway which operates in San Diego, CA
6 50 Grade crossing to be remo...
02-04-2014 03:05 PM
by bastatim4294
Forum Contains New Posts Port of Tillamook Bay
Images, Discussion, Info on the Port of Tillamook Bay short line from Banks, OR to Tillamook, OR.
6 20 REMEMBERING THE POTB&THE ...
08-22-2012 06:17 PM
by OT Local
Forum Contains New Posts Portland & Western Railroad
Images, Discussion, Info on the Portland & Western Railroad. Districts include; Astoria, Bailey, Bendermeer, Forest Grove, Oregon Electric, Seghers, Tillamook, Toledo, West Side, Willamina, and Hampton Railway and United Railway.
6 33 P&W and UP drag racing
07-19-2011 03:35 PM
by Pilawt
Forum Contains New Posts San Pedro & Southwestern
Images, Discussion, Info on the San Pedro & Southwestern's Trains and Routes.
3 19 The SPSR has some New Bui...
01-18-2014 04:49 PM
by Z-trains
Forum Contains New Posts Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway
Discussion and Images of the Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway
6 450 Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay...
04-17-2014 08:55 PM
by jeffe77
Forum Contains New Posts Santa Maria Valley Railroad
Santa Maria Valley Railroad Discussion, Images, News. AAR Frequency 7144 (161.175-160.770)
33 329 Art (photos, too) show du...
09-20-2013 02:52 PM
by WJamieF
Forum Contains New Posts Sierra Railroad / Sierra Northern
Sierra Railroad & Sierra Northern Discussion, Images, News
20 322 Sierra Railroad Trestle F...
03-06-2013 03:46 PM
by SierraRail

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Forum Contains New Posts Passenger Trains General Discussion Forum
Passenger Trains General Discussion Forum
4 107 X Train to Las Vegas
04-16-2014 06:35 PM
by Kaiserrailfan
Forum Contains New Posts Passenger Train Excursions and Private Cars
Discussion, Images, News on Passenger Train Excursions and Privately owned Passenger Cars.
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New PostsBNSF Business Car Specials, Forum Contains New PostsUnion Pacific Business Car Specials, Forum Contains New PostsOperation Life Saver Trains
146 1,664 Around the World in 53 Da...
03-31-2014 08:05 PM
by jeffe77
Forum Contains New Posts Passenger & Freight Depots
Discussion of Passenger and Freight Depots.
48 396 Santa Susana Depot Photos
04-08-2014 02:09 PM
by orange choo choo
Forum Contains New Posts Amtrak
Amtrak Discussion, Images, News
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New PostsAmtrak Heritage Engines and Rolling Stock
621 7,698 Coach Seating on the Sout...
03-28-2014 11:48 AM
by CoasterMike2105
Forum Contains New Posts Coaster (SDNR)
Discussion, Images, Information about San Diego's Coaster Trains.. AAR Frequency's: San Diego Sub - 30 (160.560) Escondido Sub - 57 (160.965)
58 550 Double track: PULGAS - ON...
03-28-2014 07:25 PM
by TC Smith
Forum Contains New Posts Metrolink (SCAX)
Metrolink Discussion, Photos, News.
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337 3,809 Former GO Transit F59's T...
04-13-2014 08:50 PM
by Dagalien
Forum Contains New Posts Other Regional Passenger Service 20 94 Caltrain Holiday Trian 20...
10-27-2013 02:52 PM
by daniel3197
Forum Contains New Posts Light Rail
Images, Discussion, Info area for any light rail systems.
79 733 PCC Sleuthing
03-20-2014 10:32 AM
by TC Smith
Forum Contains New Posts Pacific Electric
Pacific Electric Discussion, Images, News, Resource Links, Info. PE Freight Operation Discussion also welcome here.
40 373 Pacific Electric: Newport...
12-15-2012 02:36 PM
by TC Smith

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Forum Contains New Posts General West Coast Steam Discussion
Discussion of Steam Engines, Operations or upcoming excursions trains.
207 3,257 UP 4014 to leave Pomona 1...
04-13-2014 04:34 AM
by Crow
Forum Contains New Posts West Coast Railroad Museums
Discussions and Info on West Coast Railroad Museums
33 315 UP #3105 arrived at about...
03-05-2014 07:11 PM
by Hawaii_87
Forum Contains New Posts West Coast Tourist Railroads & Amusement Park Trains
Discussion, information and anything pertaining to the Tourist Railroads & Amusement Park Trains on the west coast
27 175 Santa Cruz Big Trees & Pa...
03-31-2014 04:40 PM
by SCdude

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Forum Contains New Posts BNSF
Images, Discussion, Info. Please select a Sub Division below.
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56 356 Railroads around Prescott
03-31-2014 02:25 PM
by TC Smith
Forum Contains New Posts Union Pacific
Images, Discussion, Info. Please select a Sub Division below.
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New PostsGila Subdivison, Forum Contains New PostsLordsburg Subdivision, Forum Contains New PostsPhoenix Subdivision, Forum Contains New PostsYuma Subdivision - Arizona Portion
149 831 Phoenix railfanning
03-08-2014 01:02 PM
by fs321a

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Forum Contains New Posts Alameda Transportation Corridor
Images, Discussion, Info on the Alameda Corridor which starts in Los Angeles and ends in Terminal Island.
18 90 A Warbonnet Moment
08-24-2013 09:56 AM
by chris_wlkr
Forum Contains New Posts BNSF 864 8,649 2 CP leasers and a stack ...
Today 07:24 AM
by Z-trains
Forum Contains New Posts Union Pacific 700 5,935 Nogales Street Grade Sepa...
04-11-2014 07:44 PM
by orange choo choo

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Forum Contains New Posts Union Pacific 93 429 BNSF Switching in Sparks?
10-24-2013 03:15 AM
by roee

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Forum Contains New Posts BNSF
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78 330 BNSF 4985 SOUTH
03-22-2014 11:03 AM
by OT Local
Forum Contains New Posts Union Pacific
Images, Discussion, Info. Please Choose a Sub Division below.
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New PostsBrooklyn Subdivision, Forum Contains New PostsCascade Subdivision, Forum Contains New Posts La Grande Subdivision, Forum Contains New PostsPortland Subdivision
17 66 SLRG 8000(DOME) SB
11-11-2013 03:33 PM
by OT Local

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34 239 Cascade Tunnel Problem Pr...
03-18-2013 06:11 PM
by orange choo choo

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Forum Contains New Posts Timetables
Discuss the timetable information posted here in this forum.
31 51 Bridge names on Californi...
11-23-2013 02:58 AM
by Kaiserrailfan
Forum Contains New Posts Railroading Maps and Aerial Images
Discussion on Mainlines, Branches and Industrial Lead Maps or Aerial Images.
12 109 Signor's latest book abou...
12-02-2013 06:19 PM
by Kaiserrailfan
Forum Contains New Posts Yards
Discussion, Request Info on Yard maps or Aerial Images.
6 34 UP West Colton Yard
10-19-2011 12:00 PM
by Starman92316

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Forum Contains New Posts All Things Model Railroading
Discuss, Share Images or tips on Model Railroading.
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03-20-2014 03:53 PM
by mkstarks

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Forum Contains New Posts Photography Contest
Monthly Photo Contest. Please see "Open" contest.
43 389 April 2014 Photo Contest ...
04-17-2014 09:06 PM
by ikanplay
Forum Contains New Posts Photography Contest Voting
Select this forum to place your vote in the Open poll
Sub Forums: Forum Contains New PostsPhoto Contest Winners
84 129 Vote here for the March 2...
04-02-2014 07:29 PM
by kenszok
Forum Contains New Posts General Photo Contest Discussion area.
An area to discuss the Photo Contest topics or get clarification on subject matter or even to check if a photo meets the qualifications for submission.
11 72 Photo contest Reminder
06-07-2012 05:44 PM
by kenszok
Forum Contains New Posts Photography Technique or Critique
Discussion area for Photography questions, general Camera operation or Critique of your images.
67 677 127 film scan
08-17-2013 07:41 AM
by phantom II
Forum Contains New Posts Videography
Discussion area for Video questions, general Video Camera operation or Critique of your videos.
20 110 Oorah !
03-24-2014 09:47 AM
by TheRecorder
Forum Contains New Posts Scanners and Software
Ask a question, Share information. ATCS, Proshow, Scanner software etc. Info on scanner railroad frequencies, or questions related to scanner operations.
45 347 ATCS on my netbook
12-20-2013 06:03 PM
by SETXRailfan
Forum Contains New Posts Train Simulators (Computer Games)
Discussion on the games. Share screenshots, route news or request information.
66 370 Trainz 2012 Problems
03-23-2014 08:04 PM
by IrvineAmtrakUP
Forum Contains New Posts Railroad Art / Box Car Art
Share some artwork, or a link to a site that features railroad related art. Discussions on medium and technique etc. Box Car Art - Hobo drawings - Chalk Sketches, whatever you want to call them is welcome here also.
15 182 Girls On Film... and othe...
Yesterday 11:56 PM
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