The Rail Links Page

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The below links re: Wolsztyn Steam are on Youtube; Right-click and select Open in New Tab.


Here’s a scan of the July 1983 edition of The Fast Mail featuring N&W Class J 611 which was the star of Steam Chicago Style which was upcoming that month. Also featured is the Galesburg Zephyr chartered special train run earlier that year on approximately the schedule (out in the morning, back in the evening) of the Carl Sandburg that our group will be taking to Galesburg Railroad Days this year. (The Carl Sandburg did not exist at that time). 

"Flight of the Century"  New York Central promotional film from circa 1935 about our namesake train, the 20th Century Limited; on Youtube.  As with the Facebook link right-click on the link and select “open in new tab”.   


Our Facebook page. Right-click and select 'open in new tab'. (We have some pictures from National Train Day posted).  The material on the main page can be read even if you don’t have a Facebook account. Some other functions (such as “Events”) may or may not work unless you do have such an account, however; try it and see, (“your mileage may vary”). The Facebook page is updated frequently with news items; please check back often.


Wolsztyn Steam February 2011

Steam Locomotive Parade Wolsztyn 2013

Eye on Chicago - Jack Benny Tribute (Youtube)  Right-click and select Open in New Tab

Channel 5 News - Jack Benny Express (2/17/85)  Youtube again, do same as above.  


February 2, 2013 marked the 100th birthday of our namesake train’s eastern terminus, Grand Central Terminal. A full slate of activities and events mark this occasion; see the following link for more information.



La Plata Amtrak Station
The Depot Inn hotel
Silver Rails Resort
Webcam, La Plata, Lookout Cabin
Webcam, La Plata, Amtrak Station
La Plata travelogue #1
La Plata travelogue #2
La Plata travelogue #3 by Chris Guenzler(Sept 2009)
United Rail Passenger Alliance
Blackhawk Chapter NRHS
Railroad Club of Chicago

Corridor Capital Rail Passenger Rail Development  

Little "Q" Model Railroad Club, of Aurora
DuPage County Historical Museum in Wheaton
North American Tourist Railways
Illinois Tourist Railways
Illinois Railway Museums
Shore Line Interurban Historical Society (calendar)
The Choo-Choo Restaurant, Des Plaines, IL
Metra Home Page
Eddie's Blog
Wikipedia CTA page
Chicago Train Stations, Union Station
Illinois Tourist RailRoad and Railroad Museum list
Milwaukee-Chicago transportation
Monticello Rail Museum
Chicago Union Station old foto
Illinois Railroad Map
Chicago CERA
CTA Photos

Pullman State Historic Site

Museums near Chicago

Rochelle Railfan Park
Hesston Steam Museum
Railfan and Railroad Magazine
Illinois Railway Museum (Main Site)
The Fox River Trolley Museum
The East Troy Electric Railroad

Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad (Freeport)

Rockford Trolley Car & Riverboat

Public Transport Progress

Skokie Swift Station Relocation (North Shore Line historic station)
Light Rail Progress
Light Rail Transit Association
Light Rail Central
Light Rail Atlas
Public Transit
APTA - Light Rail Agencies
Bus Rapid Transit Policy Center
FTA BRT Promotional Site
Monorail Society
National Assn. of Railroad Passengers
National Corridors Initiative 

St Louis Metrolink Light Rail
Operation Redblock



Amtrak and Amtrak Related

Amtrak Home Page

Amtrak Routes
Travel Tips... Usa-By-Rail book
Travel Tips... Books by Mauris L. Emeka
Travel Tips for Amtrak Riders
Amtrak Route Names & Numbers
Friends of Amtrak
Amtrak Unlimited
Amtrak Status Maps - Current Train Status


Strictly Humor



Scenic Tourist Rail Lines

Verde Canyon Railway (Clarksville,AZ)
Grand Canyon Railway
Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway, Colorado

Historical Societies – Specific Railroads

Chicago Chapter of the National Railroad Historical Society
Burlington route Historical Society
Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society
Chessie System Historical Society
Chicago & North Western Historical Society
Conrail Historical Society
Grand Trunk Western Historical Society
Great Northern Railway Historical Society
Milwaukee Road Historical Society
Morse Telegraph Club, Inc
National Historical Rail Societies
Other Rail Historical Societies
New York Central System Historical Society
Nickel Plate Road Historical and Technical Society
Norfolk & Western Historical Society
Historic Pullman Foundation
Santa Fe Historical & Modeling Society
ShortLines of Chicago Historical Society
Soo Line Historical & Technical Society
Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society
Union Pacific Historical Society

Wabash Railroad Historical Society
Western Maryland Scenic Railway
National Railway Historical Society


Chicago Rail Junctions
Motel for Train Watchers
New York Central Railfan Page
Carriage House Bed and Breakfast
Information Rail Station
TRAINWEB.COM great source of rail information

The Idiot Railfan

Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society

Monon Connection Museum

Rock Island Diner 428 - Picture at Cincinnati Rail Museum

A Model Railroading Club

National Model Railroad Association

Railroad Companies Home Pages

Union Pacific Railroad

Norfolk Southern

CSX Railroad

Kansas City Southern

Canadian National RR (English Version)

Canadian Pacific Railway (English)

Burlington Northern Santa Fe RR  

Iowa Interstate Railroad

Rail World, Inc. 

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

Belt Railway of Chicago

Scanner Frequencies, Radio Related Links

Radio Frequencies used by Amtrak
Even More Amtrak Radio Frequencies
 Chicago Area Radio Monitoring Assoc
CARMA radio freq (pdf)
Radio Reference Database
DPD Productions
METRA Frequencies

A Mega-Site / Rail Search Engine

Railserve, the Internet Railroad Directory

Railroad Related Links

Trains Orders
Railroad Artwork Page
Railroad Artwork Page
Railroad Artwork Page

Operation Lifesaver
Cyberspace World Railroad
The Amtrak and Freight Trains Page
The Durand Union Station / History Museum and Diamond Cam
The NMRA Links Page  is actually Cyberspace World Railroad Links page
Los Angeles Model Railroad Society
Wisconsin Historic Rail Connection
D.F. Barnhardt Train Service?
Amusement Park Trains

Magazines, Television

Trains Magazine