US Stuff

US Stuff

Postby hertsbob » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:33 pm

This is probably of very little interest to anyone except me. :? I've got different bookmarks on different PCs and keep forgetting what I've got where, and indeed why...

http://www.historicaerials.com/ Awesome mapping site. Where there's historical data it's a bit like old-maps and GE combined.

http://nationalmap.gov/viewer.html Some DEM. Can't remember if I've ever got this to do anything useful.
http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/Coverage%20map%20viewfinderpanoramas_org3.htm More DEM. This is actually useful.

http://www.railway-technical.com/newglos.shtml UK/US translations, for such times as when I try and pretend I know what I'm on about.

http://research.nprha.org/Lists/All%20Site%20Databases%20%20Lists/Standard%20View.aspx Not sure why I've bookmarked this. Northern Pacific stuff.
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Re: US Stuff

Postby briyeo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:11 pm

You could be surprised Bob. I came across this site quite a while ago that I have had fun browsing now and then.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/
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Re: US Stuff

Postby AndiS » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:53 pm

Some PRR - and it is not just signalling:
http://prr.railfan.net/
http://broadway.pennsyrr.com/Rail/Prr/
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Re: US Stuff

Postby hertsbob » Thu May 01, 2014 1:59 pm

Gosh! Two replies! :o

I'm rather familiar with the broadway site. Especially the Penn station diagram, although it's a bit on the faint side.

This is another good one for historic US maps. It can provide absolutely mahoosive pdfs, if you're that way inclined. Which is nice.
http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=262:18:0::NO:RP%2C18::
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Re: US Stuff

Postby Wikkus » Thu May 01, 2014 4:21 pm

Slightly off-topic, but you might consider using a bookmark sync add-on like Firefox Sync or Xmarks to keep your stuff organised on multiple devices :)

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Re: US Stuff

Postby hertsbob » Thu May 01, 2014 6:09 pm

Good thinking. Thanks.

I quite often send myself emails with links. :roll:
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Re: US Stuff

Postby BigVern » Sat May 03, 2014 10:29 pm

Thanks Bob. I find the acquisition of data on US railroads to be quite diverse. Some have free trackmaps and gradient profiles readily available. Others (even popular routes) have a few generic tourist or copied-from-Wikipedia type pages but not much else at all.
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Re: US Stuff

Postby BigVern » Sun May 04, 2014 7:38 am

This site is quite useful for seeing where former railroads used to run:

http://www.abandonedrails.com/

This one focuses on the Pacific NW:

http://www.brian894x4.com/AbandonedRRmainpage.html

Lots here on the D&RGW including the narrow gauge:

http://www.drgw.net/info/index.php?n=Main.TrackCharts
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Re: US Stuff

Postby AndiS » Sat May 17, 2014 12:56 pm

Mark Vogel aka McIvory has a host of information on Flickr:

Countless scanned rule books (focussing on signal aspects) for the US
A scanned English translation of the German rule book, from 1945!
Scanned rule books from Australia, Kenya, ...

Photos of trains, signal boxes and signals for US, Germany, France and maybe some more

Diagrams of all the signals of the world - without detailed description, so more of an appetizer but also an excellent overview of the stuff you often have to pick up in foreign languages.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_vogel/sets/?&page=1

You need to dig through all the pages, this stuff must be sorted chronologically and he seems to scan between photo trips or whenever he acquires a copy. Priceless stuff in my opinion.

Edit: This is the systematic access to his collections.
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