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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.
3 15 NS 6963 GO Rail unit on Z...
6 hours ago
by chris_wlkr
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:
Video Sharing
457 3,022 Hobart Tower
6 hours ago
by chris_wlkr
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
859 12,161 Landslide vs Containertra...
12-15-2014, 09:13 PM
by jeffe77
General Railroad Branchline Discussion
This area is for questions or discussions on branchlines and industrial leads that do not have a forum area yet.
36 411 A future trail in Fullert...
11-04-2014, 04:55 PM
by VictorValleyRailfan
Heritage & Special Engines Heads Up and Information 13 1,587 UP 1996 (Southern Pacific...
11-17-2014, 11:28 AM
by SteveD
Railroad News
Share news. Stuff that is not necessarily time sensitive but news worthy can be discussed and shared here.
186 1,810 NBR PBS
10-23-2014, 06:25 PM
by OT Local

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Upcoming Roam-n-Foam Group Events
Talk about upcoming Roan-N-Foam Group Events.
Sub Forums:
Archive
24 875 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.
224 3,085 Railfanning Around Northe...
10-20-2014, 08:02 PM
by mkstarks
Special Organized Rail Events
Discussion, Info and photo sharing of any organized Museum or City Planned Railroad Event.
90 855 Orange County Railway His...
11-30-2014, 10:28 PM
by Myfordbrowning

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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.
87 1,087 UP Anaheim 11-17-2014
11-17-2014, 08:35 PM
by Myfordbrowning
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:
1st La Mirada Local,
2nd La Mirada Local,
3rd La Mirada Local,
4th La Mirada Local,
5th La Mirada Local
118 780 Run to Atwood
11-30-2014, 10:16 AM
by Myfordbrowning
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)
173 1,397 LOA31R Nov 7th & 10th
12-11-2014, 10:45 PM
by chris_wlkr

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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
BNSF Harbor Subdivision
A place to discuss operations and trains on the BNSF Harbor Sub. Former mainline now only serviced out of Watson Yard on the south and Malabar Yard on the north.
44 412 Here's the progress of th...
09-07-2014, 03:17 PM
by Dagalien
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
24 248 Two Shots of the YJY68R a...
12-11-2014, 10:00 PM
by chris_wlkr
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 1,107 Basta to Brea: Is this st...
11-02-2014, 10:08 PM
by TC Smith
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
36 334 Former ATSF San Jacinto B...
11-13-2014, 06:43 PM
by chris_wlkr
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.
22 239 Redlands Industrial Lead
11-02-2014, 12:33 PM
by Myfordbrowning
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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Regional Shortlines
Shortlines that belong to a parent company that service many area's on the west coast but under their own sub name.
Sub Forums:
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.(Formerly Rail America)
50 477 SDIV interchange with BJR...
11-24-2014, 10:26 AM
by Nishkam
Arizona Shortlines 18 105 The SPSR has some New Bui...
01-18-2014, 04:49 PM
by Z-trains
California Shortlines 279 4,151 Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay...
2 hours ago
by 1TrickPony
Nevada Shortlines 3 17 NIS
02-12-2014, 05:52 AM
by Nightwalker
Fallen Flag Shortlines 7 22 REMEMBERING THE POTB&THE ...
08-22-2012, 06:17 PM
by OT Local

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Passenger Trains General Discussion Forum
Passenger Trains General Discussion Forum
6 151 ARTIC begins operation
12-10-2014, 08:53 AM
by Myfordbrowning
Passenger Train Excursions and Private Cars
Discussion, Images, News on Passenger Train Excursions and Privately owned Passenger Cars.
Sub Forums:
BNSF Business Car Specials,
Union Pacific Business Car Specials,
Operation Life Saver Trains
154 1,723 BNSF Christmas Special th...
12-11-2014, 10:52 PM
by chris_wlkr
Passenger & Freight Depots
Discussion of Passenger and Freight Depots.
49 399 Anaheim's new depot
11-20-2014, 01:40 AM
by Myfordbrowning
Amtrak
Amtrak Discussion, Images, News
Sub Forums:
Amtrak Heritage Engines and Rolling Stock
639 7,876 Amtrak 184 (Phase 4)
11-24-2014, 12:06 PM
by Espee / N4VAL
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.
353 3,990 Placentia station
3 hours ago
by TC Smith
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.
41 375 Arrowhead Bottling Plant ...
6 hours ago
by chris_wlkr

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General West Coast Steam Discussion
Discussion of Steam Engines, Operations or upcoming excursions trains.
217 3,374 UP steam in jeopardy? (Pl...
10-24-2014, 04:03 PM
by TC Smith
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
30 224 Grand Canyon Railway #496...
09-21-2014, 09:24 AM
by bastatim4294

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BNSF
Images, Discussion, Info. Please select a Sub Division below.
Sub Forums:
Gallup Subdivision,
Phoenix Subdivision,
Seligman Subdivison
57 361 Interesting power consist...
06-28-2014, 11:13 AM
by fs321a
Union Pacific
Images, Discussion, Info. Please select a Sub Division below.
Sub Forums:
Gila Subdivison,
Lordsburg Subdivision,
Phoenix Subdivision,
Yuma Subdivision - Arizona Portion
152 858 Picacho Peak Derailment
09-21-2014, 08:19 AM
by chris_wlkr

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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 97 DS 10 is no more
07-08-2014, 08:10 AM
by penguingeneral
BNSF 863 8,637 Santa Fe - December 16 19...
Yesterday, 05:33 PM
by Jeff Taylor
Union Pacific 727 6,117 LA&SL Archaeology
2 hours ago
by TC Smith

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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.
Sub Forums:
Oregon Trunk Subdivision
84 346 EX Milwaukee 5057 Northbo...
12-05-2014, 06:30 PM
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
35 245 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.
32 61 Metrolink timetable error
10-28-2014, 10:20 AM
by Myfordbrowning
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.
7 37 Southern California Hump ...
12-10-2014, 06:59 PM
by Myfordbrowning

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All Things Model Railroading
Discuss, Share Images or tips on Model Railroading.
353 1,672 The Southern California T...
12-07-2014, 02:58 PM
by Thecitrusbelt

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Photography Contest
Monthly Photo Contest. Please see "Open" contest.
51 437 December 2014 Photo Conte...
Yesterday, 03:12 PM
by woody709acy
Photography Contest Voting
Select this forum to place your vote in the Open poll
Sub Forums:
Photo Contest Winners
100 148 Winner of the Oct. 2014 P...
12-05-2014, 09:03 PM
by kenszok
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.
24 121 Cajon Pass Runaway - Dec,...
Yesterday, 05:39 PM
by Jeff Taylor
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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