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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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Head's Up!
Share breaking information here. Note - Threads are purged from this forum. Please post related images in their own threads. Thank You.
20 122 BNSF Cajon Pass Bridge Re...
Yesterday, 05:38 AM
by Z-trains
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.
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Video Sharing
442 2,983 BNSF in the Kingman Canyo...
09-02-2014, 06:50 PM
by RailFan97
General Railroad Discussion
General railroad discussion area for subjects that do not fit to any specific catagory covered elsewhere.
Sub Forums:
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train,
Where Is It? What Is It? Caption This! Threads
840 11,947 BNSF 8444 ATSF?
Yesterday, 09:59 PM
by TC Smith
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
Heritage & Special Engines Heads Up and Information 13 1,590 UP 2010 (Boy Scouts of Am...
08-31-2014, 06:44 PM
by Z-trains
Railroad News
Share news. Stuff that is not necessarily time sensitive but news worthy can be discussed and shared here.
185 1,809 Starlight hits Truck in O...
08-26-2014, 06:40 AM
by penguingeneral

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Upcoming Roam-n-Foam Group Events
Talk about upcoming Roan-N-Foam Group Events.
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Archive
25 877 well,
07-09-2013, 03:40 PM
by J. David Aten
Past Roam-N-Foam Group Events
Share memories & photos from past Roam-N-Foam Group Events.
34 2,034 2014 Needles Sub Adventur...
04-24-2014, 06:46 PM
by kenszok
Weekly Roam-N-Foam Reports
Share a weekday trip or solo weekend trip out by the tracks.
223 3,079 A couple Afternoons out i...
08-18-2014, 02:27 PM
by kenszok
Special Organized Rail Events
Discussion, Info and photo sharing of any organized Museum or City Planned Railroad Event.
88 851 Fullerton Railroad Days 2...
08-14-2014, 02:42 PM
by VictorValleyRailfan

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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 1,085 Southern Pacific abandonm...
04-26-2014, 10:42 AM
by SteveD
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).
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1st La Mirada Local,
2nd La Mirada Local,
3rd La Mirada Local,
4th La Mirada Local,
5th La Mirada Local
114 764 Red Marker light
07-17-2014, 06:48 PM
by Pacset6
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:
Union Pacific Marlboro Switcher (LOA31R),
Union Pacific Costa Mesa / Huntington Beach Switcher (LOA32),
Union Pacific Norwalk Switcher (LOA38R),
Union Pacific Buena Park Switcher (LOA39R),
Union Pacific Anaheim Hauler (LOQ25 & LOA44)
172 1,388 Lemon St. Wig-wag
08-25-2014, 10:42 PM
by SouthwestChief

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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.
90 737 YLA51 Cargill Lead Vernon...
09-11-2014, 07:18 AM
by JohnB
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
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:
Union Pacific J Yard / LAJ Transfer (YJY66R),
Union Pacific J Yard Switcher (YJY68R),
Union Pacific 3pm J Yard Switcher (YJY78R),
Union Pacific J Yard Hauler
23 236 "J" Yard
05-07-2013, 06:28 PM
by Kaiserrailfan
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:
Union Pacific Patata Switcher (LOA35R),
Union Pacific Fullerton Switcher (LOA36R),
Union Pacific Valla Switcher (LOA37R)
145 1,129 LOA36R from Friday the 12...
09-13-2014, 04:12 PM
by chris_wlkr
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:
Union Pacific Torrance Switcher (LOW10),
Union Pacific El Segundo Switcher (LOW20)
48 574 Denker Wig-Wag
12-27-2013, 10:07 AM
by Holloran Grade

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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
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
36 368 Work Begins on the Perris...
Yesterday, 10:38 PM
by Myfordbrowning
UP Crestmore Industrial Lead
A place to discuss operations and trains on the UP Crestmore Industrial Lead. AAR Frequency: 27 - 160.515
3 31 UP Crestmore Local Video
09-03-2014, 01:15 AM
by curley
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
14 286 Bridge over I-215 are Num...
08-02-2014, 07:08 PM
by TC Smith

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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.
18 203 BNSF Redlands Local?
09-04-2014, 02:25 PM
by curley
BNSF Lucerne Valley Subdivision
Discussion, Info on the line that runs from Hesperia to Cushenbury. AAR Ch 72 (161.190)
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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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Henderson/BMI Branchline Locals
Discussion, Images, Info of local action on Union Pacific's Henderson/BMI Branchline.
8 36 Patriot Rail Henderson Br...
08-07-2014, 11:45 AM
by TC Smith
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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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
Arizona Eastern
Arizona Eastern Discussion, Images, News
11 67 Life imitates Art, and su...
12-12-2012, 03:35 PM
by woody709acy
Pacific Imperial Railroad (formerly Carrizo Gorge Railway)
Pacific Imperial Railroad - formerly the Carrizo Gorge Railway Discussion, Images, News
18 547 PIR updates
1 hour ago
by rrmike7485
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)
42 430 Sunset Railway
07-31-2014, 05:13 PM
by Kaiserrailfan
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 1,203 Maps and Scematics of LAJ...
06-10-2014, 10:00 AM
by lajmdlr
Modesto & Empire Traction
Modesto & Empire Traction, Images, News
7 50 MET 613 sold
07-08-2013, 07:44 PM
by TC Smith
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
Nevada Industrial Switch
Nevada Industrial Switch Discussion, Images, News
3 17 NIS
02-12-2014, 05:52 AM
by Nightwalker
Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Northwestern Pacific Railroad Discussion, Images, News
6 48 The NWP Geeps in Eureka
06-12-2014, 07:22 PM
by Craig Tambo
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.
97 884 Murders and Burning Corps...
09-11-2014, 10:01 PM
by Pacset6
Pacific Sun Railway
Discussion area for the Pacific Sun Railway which operates in San Diego, CA
6 51 Where are the Pacific Sun...
08-14-2014, 07:42 PM
by ElCaminoManT
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
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
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
Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway
Discussion and Images of the Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway
7 553 Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay...
09-12-2014, 11:38 AM
by 1TrickPony
Santa Maria Valley Railroad
Santa Maria Valley Railroad Discussion, Images, News. AAR Frequency 7144 (161.175-160.770)
36 345 Some SMVRR shots from Jul...
5 hours ago
by PE1605
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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Passenger Trains General Discussion Forum
Passenger Trains General Discussion Forum
4 116 X Train to Las Vegas
07-17-2014, 07:54 AM
by Siberyd
Passenger Train Excursions and Private Cars
Discussion, Images, News on Passenger Train Excursions and Privately owned Passenger Cars.
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BNSF Business Car Specials,
Union Pacific Business Car Specials,
Operation Life Saver Trains
148 1,692 Cowboys Special
08-08-2014, 06:44 AM
by penguingeneral
Passenger & Freight Depots
Discussion of Passenger and Freight Depots.
50 412 Palm Springs Station Conc...
08-03-2014, 09:28 AM
by Craig Tambo
Amtrak
Amtrak Discussion, Images, News
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Amtrak Heritage Engines and Rolling Stock
634 7,822 Comet cars on the San Joa...
09-05-2014, 04:24 PM
by bnsf_gp60m
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
Metrolink (SCAX)
Metrolink Discussion, Photos, News.
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Orange Subdivision
347 3,893 Bombardier cars to CalTra...
37 minutes ago
by TheSd90mac
Other Regional Passenger Service 20 94 Caltrain Holiday Trian 20...
10-27-2013, 02:52 PM
by daniel3197
Light Rail
Images, Discussion, Info area for any light rail systems.
79 733 PCC Sleuthing
03-20-2014, 10:32 AM
by TC Smith
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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General West Coast Steam Discussion
Discussion of Steam Engines, Operations or upcoming excursions trains.
211 3,338 Yreka Western #19?
09-13-2014, 07:17 PM
by John Barnhill
West Coast Railroad Museums
Discussions and Info on West Coast Railroad Museums
37 335 Bring Back #59L
09-01-2014, 08:50 PM
by CoasterMike2105
West Coast Tourist Railroads & Amusement Park Trains
Discussion, information and anything pertaining to the Tourist Railroads & Amusement Park Trains on the west coast
29 222 Filmore & Western evicted
08-07-2014, 03:15 PM
by CoasterMike2105

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BNSF
Images, Discussion, Info. Please select a Sub Division below.
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Gallup Subdivision,
Phoenix Subdivision,
Seligman Subdivison
56 356 Railroads around Prescott
03-31-2014, 02:25 PM
by TC Smith
Union Pacific
Images, Discussion, Info. Please select a Sub Division below.
Sub Forums:
Gila Subdivison,
Lordsburg Subdivision,
Phoenix Subdivision,
Yuma Subdivision - Arizona Portion
151 856 3 SD40-2's on an intermod...
06-20-2014, 07:53 PM
by Z-trains

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Alameda Transportation Corridor
Images, Discussion, Info on the Alameda Corridor which starts in Los Angeles and ends in Terminal Island.
19 98 DS 10 is no more
07-08-2014, 08:10 AM
by penguingeneral
BNSF 889 8,938 And bridges come down.
Yesterday, 10:43 PM
by Myfordbrowning
Union Pacific 716 6,035 A few more Photos from Te...
09-12-2014, 01:43 PM
by mathyou

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Union Pacific 94 436 Stepping into Nevada
05-01-2014, 08:03 PM
by TheSd90mac

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BNSF
Images, Discussion, Info. Please Choose a Sub Division below.
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Oregon Trunk Subdivision
82 338 BNSF 7615 SOUTH
09-09-2014, 11:09 AM
by OT Local
Union Pacific
Images, Discussion, Info. Please Choose a Sub Division below.
Sub Forums:
Brooklyn Subdivision,
Cascade Subdivision,
La Grande Subdivision,
Portland Subdivision
18 69 Visiting Portland via Amt...
06-07-2014, 12:05 AM
by 1rattlesnake

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BNSF
Please Choose a Sub Division below.
Sub Forums:
Fallbridge Subdivision,
Seattle Subdivison,
Yakima Valley Subdivison
36 247 Couple of Video's from th...
08-27-2014, 04:21 PM
by TC Smith

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Timetables
Discuss the timetable information posted here in this forum.
31 51 Bridge names on Californi...
11-23-2013, 02:58 AM
by Kaiserrailfan
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
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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All Things Model Railroading
Discuss, Share Images or tips on Model Railroading.
338 1,644 William S. Hart Train Sho...
09-13-2014, 10:13 AM
by Trainwatcher17

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Photography Contest
Monthly Photo Contest. Please see "Open" contest.
48 413 September 2014 Photo Cont...
2 hours ago
by hupspring
Photography Contest Voting
Select this forum to place your vote in the Open poll
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Photo Contest Winners
94 140 Winner of the July 2014 P...
09-06-2014, 12:29 AM
by Holloran Grade
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
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
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
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
Train Simulators (Computer Games)
Discussion on the games. Share screenshots, route news or request information.
67 371 An EssPee Catch!
07-19-2014, 05:18 PM
by jonmyrlebailey
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.
17 192 Steam Train Decanter "Emp...
08-24-2014, 08:01 PM
by Siberyd

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