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- Noodle Books (www.kevinrobertsonbooks.co.uk)
Primarily a publisher of books relating to the rail industry (passenger, goods and models) and focuses on their own books which are listed in detail; maintained by Kevin Robertson; Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK.
- Key, Lock & Lantern, Inc. (www.klnl.org)
Non-profit membership organization for collectors of railroad memorabilia where members receive a quarterly magazine, a bi-monthly newsletter and an invitation to participate in their annual convention in Albany, New York; has a Facebook Page ; Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
- Kim Hotstart Manufacturing Company (www.kimhotstart.com)
Manufacturer of diesel engine block heaters. Customers use HOTSTART® heaters to preheat their diesel engines giving them easy starts, immediate full power, reduced engine wear, reduced emissions and reduced fuel consumption; Spokane Valley, Washington, USA (English, Español, Deutsch, Japanese).
- King's Hobby (www.kingshobbyshop.com)
Founded in 1973; carries a large inventory of HO, N, On30, O, G, and Z scale model trains and accessories, plus plastic models, slot cars and more; has a Facebook Page; Austin, Texas, USA.
- King Mill Enterprises (www.kingmill.com)
Source for laser-cut structure kits in O, HO, N and Z Scales; maintained by Chris Jessee; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
- Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd. (www.kinkisharyo.co.jp/e_index.htm)
World leader in light rail, rapid transit and high-speed train design and engineering. From Hong Kong to Cairo and Japan nationwide, Kinki Sharyo's award winning, modern designs are setting the standard; Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka, Japan (Japanese, English).
- Kinki Sharyo International, LLC (www.kinkisharyo.com)
North American division of Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd., a world leader in light rail, rapid transit and high-speed train design and engineering; Westwood, Massachusetts, Florida, USA.
- Kiamichi Railroad (KRR)
- Kingman Santa Fe Depot
- North Carolina RR Structures (www.ncdepots.com)
Though use of stations has been discontinued by the modern railroads in many cases, many of the old stations still survive in the form of Amtrak Passenger Stations, restaurants, museums and much more; documents these stations both old and new, both standing and demolished; maintained by Thomas Salmons; Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
- Steam Railway World (www.steamrailwayworld.com)
Railfan site presents information about steam railway engines that includes definitions, descriptions, history, locomotive steam whistle sounds, videos and more; maintained by Ken Tregenza; Belair, South Australia, Australia.
- Kites & Other Delights (www.kitesandotherdelights.com)
Hobby shop offers electric trains in assorted scales by LGB, Atlas, Athearn, MDC Roundhouse, Woodland Scenics and others, plus kites and other hobby products; has a Facebook Page; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
- Klamath & Western Railroad, Inc. (www.knwrr.org)
Live steam 7½ gauge railroad providing train rides for the public on summer Sundays from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend (formerly "Over The Hill Livesteamers); Chiloquin, Oregon, USA.
- Koleje Mazowieckie (www.mazowieckie.com.pl)
Provides passenger rail in the Warsaw agglomeration and the rest of the Mazowieckie Voivodship as part of an integrated public transport, ensuring easy access to schools and jobs for residents of the region; Warszawa (Warsaw), Poland, (Polski).
- Koppers Industries Inc. (www.koppers.com)
Producer of carbon compounds and treated wood products for the aluminum, steel, chemical, rubber, railroad (crossties) and utility industries; has a Facebook Page; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Kubanzheldormash Co. (www.zdm.ru)
Manufacturers of hydraulic track instruments and various-purpose jacks for hoisting equipment for cars, locomotives, tank-cars and other rolling stock; Moscow, Russia (Russkiy, English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Chinese, Português, Arabic).
- Kitbash Depot
- Kreig Haus Hobby and Coin (Owner deceased.)
- Bauxite & Northern Railway (BXN) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/bauxite_northern_railway.be)
BXN is a 6 mile line haul railroad incorporated in 1906 whose main commodity is Alumina; interchanges with Union Pacific at Bauxite Junction, Arkansas; provides interplant switching, track maintenance, car weighing, washing and inspections for their customers; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Bryant, Arkansas, USA.
- Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad (CORP) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/central_oregon_pacific_railroad.be)
Class II regional railroad is part of the Genesee & Wyoming Group; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; operates 389 miles of mainline between Northern California and Eugene, Oregon; moves commodities such as lumber, logs and plywood; interchanges with CBRL, UP, WCTR and YW; has a unique ability to serve national lumber companies; Roseburg, Oregon, USA.
- Grand Rapids Eastern Railroad (GR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/grand_rapids_eastern_railroad.be)
Class III shortline from Ionia to Marne, Michigan, with a major CSXT interchange point at Grand Rapids; featured commodities are wheat, sodium carbonate and lumber; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Vassar, Michigan, USA.
- Indiana & Ohio Railway (IORY) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/indiana__ohio_railway.be)
Class III regional railroad started operations in 1952; operates 570 miles of railroad primarily in western Ohio, as well as in parts of southeastern Indiana and southeast Michigan; serves the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, Columbus, Springfield and Lima, OH; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
- Indiana Southern Railroad (ISRR) (URL)
Class III shortline that operates 196 miles of track between Indianapolis and Evansville serving the heart of Southern Indiana's bituminous coal fields and corn belt; serves multiple steam electric generating stations; interchanges with Indiana Railroad, CSXT, and Norfolk Southern; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Petersburg, Indiana, USA.
- Kyle Railroad (KYLE) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/kyle_railroad.be)
Class III regional railroad, owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc., started operations in 1982; operates from North Central Kansas into Eastern Colorado; with 625 miles of track offers interchanges to the Class I carriers BNSF and UP; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Phillipsburg, Kansas, USA.
- Mid-Michigan Railroad (MMRR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/midmichigan_railroad.be)
Class III shortline operates between Lowell and Greenville and from Paines to Alma on 196 miles of track; interchanges with four other Michigan based shortline's; moves over 6,000 car loads annually; major commodities are corn, soybeans and elevated temper; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Vassar, Michigan, USA.
- Michigan Shore Railroad (MSR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/michigan_shore_railroad.be)
Class III shortline located on the shore of Lake Michigan; interchanges with the CSXT at Holland and Muskegon, Michigan; handles over 7,000 car loads per year primarily of sand and chemicals; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Vassar, Michigan, USA.
- San Joaquin Valley Railroad (SJVR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/san_joaquin_valley_railroad.be)
Class III regional railroad started operations in 1992; operates 417 miles of track in Southern California; interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad at Fresno, Goshen Junction and Bakersfield, California and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe at Fresno and Bakersfield, California; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Exeter, California, USA.
- South Carolina Central Railroad (SCRF) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/south_carolina_central.be)
Class III shortline located in northeast South Carolina with over 120 miles of track; interchanges with CSXT at Florence and Cheraw, SC; major commodities are steel, chemicals, trash (handles more trash than any other US shortline) and plastics; operates 6 days a week; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Darlington, South Carolina, USA.
- TransRail North America (TNA), LLC (www.gwrr.com/pages/transrail/transrail.html)
Joint venture between Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and Industrial Waste Group, LLC, (IWG), which was founded in 1998; complete bulk transfer company servicing various industries throughout the United States including the transloading of raw material to on-site and off-site railcar dismantling; has facilities in Toledo, OH,, Painted Post, NY, Alliance, OH, Jetersville, VA, Erwin, NY and Wellsboro Jct., PA; ; West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Alabama & Gulf Coast Railway (AGR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/alabama_gulf_coast_railway.be)
Class III regional railroad operates over 348 miles of owned and leased tracks from Pensacola, Florida export terminals north to Columbus, Mississippi and from Mobile, Alabama north to Kimbrough, Alabama; interchanges with BNSF, CAGY, CN, CSXT, GTRA, KCS, MNBR, NS, and TASD; major commodities include coal, iron and steel, chemicals, scrap iron, pulp and paper, and limestone; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Monroeville, Alabama, USA.
- Aliquippa & Ohio River Railroad (AOR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/aliquippa__ohio_river_railroad.be)
Six-mile short line Class III freight railroad that interchanges with CSX Transportation; commodities transported include aggregates, brick and cement and plastics; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; McKee's Rocks, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railroad (CFE) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/chicago_ft_wayne_eastern_railroad.be)
Class III shortline offering service from Tolleston, Indiana to Crestline, Ohio on approximately 315 miles of rail; annual traffic volume is 39,000 car loads per year; major commodities are lumber, paper, chemicals, steel beams, shelled corn, and other hazardous materials; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA.
- Dallas Garland & Northeastern Railroad (DGNO) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/dallas_garland_northeastern_railroad.be)
Class III complex switching terminal started operations in 1992; made up of a conglomeration of spurs and industrial leads; operates 337 miles of rail line in the Dallas and north Dallas area, using a combination of owned and leased lines as well as trackage rights; a Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Richardson, Texas, USA.
- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (www.gwrr.com)
Owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium plus the Tarcoola to Darwin rail line linking the Port of Darwin to South Australia; owns 111 railroads (including 45 formerly owned by RailAmerica) with more than 15,000 miles of owned and leased track, 4,500 employees and over 2,000 customers; provides rail service at 17 ports in North America and Europe and performs contract coal loading and railcar switching for industrial customers; Greenwich, Connecticut, USA.
- Huron & Eastern Railway (HESR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/huron_eastern_railway.be)
Class II shortline located throughout Michigan; operates 384 track miles of track and has interchange points with CSXT via SBS and CN; moved over 34,000 carloads of goods in 2008; major commodities are beet pulp, beans, hazardous materials, shelled corn, fly ash, hydraulic cement, pulpboard and soybeans; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Vassar, Michigan, USA.
- Kiamichi Railroad (KRR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/kiamichi_railroad.be)
Class III shortline that operates in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas on 261 miles of track; interchanges with BNSF (daily) at Madill, OK, Union Pacific at (5 days per week) Durant, OK, and (3 days per week) at Hope, AR, and Kansas City Southern (daily) at Ashdown, AR; commodities are coal, pulp/paper, clay, concrete, glass or stone, non-metallic minerals, lumber and wood products and food and kindred products; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Hugo, Oklahoma, USA.
- Southern Ontario Railway (SOR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/southern_ontario_railway.be)
Class III shortline operating 69 miles of track in Ontario; interchanges with the Canadian National in Hamilton, Paris and Brantford and the Canadian Pacific in Hamilton; major commodities such as steel, agricultural products, fuel, and chemicals with over 44,000 car loads per year; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
- Arizona & California Railroad (ARZC) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/arizona_california_railroad.be)
Operations began between 1903 and 1907; by 1910 the line stretched to Cadiz, California; currently operates 190 miles of main line track between two interchanges with the BNSF at Cadiz, California and Matthie, Arizona; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Parker, Arizona, USA.
- Central Railroad of Indiana (CIND) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/central_railroad_of_indiana.be)
Class III shortline that stretches through five southeastern Indiana Counties and into Ohio, operating 96 miles of track; interchanges with CN, CSXT, and NS; moves over 8,500 car loads per year of the major commodities of grain, soybeans, chemicals and steel; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
- Central Railroad of Indianapolis (CERA) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/central_railroad_of_indianapolis.be)
Class III short-line railroad that operates 39 miles of rail line in north central Indiana; provides transportation service to over 8,000 car loads per year; major commodities are corn, scrap iron and steel and soybeans; interchanges with Norfolk Southern; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; East Peoria, Ohio, USA.
- Chesapeake & Albemarle Railroad (CA) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/chesapeake_albemarle_railroad.be)
Class III shortline operated by the North Carolina and Virginia Railroad; located in the metropolitan area between Chesapeake, VA and Edenton, NC, features ready mix plants as major customers; primary commodities are stone and chemicals totaling 6,000 car loads per year; interchanges between CSXT and Norfolk Southern; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Ahoskie, North Carolina, USA.
- Eastern Alabama Railway (EARY) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/columbus__chattahoochee_railroad)
Class III shortline constructed in 1883 operating on over 31 miles of track from Girard to Mahrt, Alabama; interchanges with CSXT at Talledaga and Norfolk Southern at Sylacauga; major commodities moved are limestone, urea, paper and corn syrup using 15,000 car loads annually; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Sylacauga, Alabama, USA.
- Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad (MNA) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/missouri__northern_arkansas_railroad.be)
Class III regional railroad started operations in 1992; operates approximately 594 miles of line in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri and provides a critical link through this area connecting with Class I carriers of UP, BNSF, and KCS; commodities include coal, grain, frozen foods, minerals, steel, chemicals, asphalt, sand and forest products; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Carthage, Missouri, USA.
- New England Central Railroad (NECR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/new_england_central_railroad.be)
Class II short line freight railroad operates 394 miles of track between the Vermont and Quebec border just south of Montreal on the north and tidewater at the Port of New London, CT on the south; operations began in 1995; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; St. Albans, Vermont, USA.
- North Carolina & Virginia Railroad (NCVA) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/north_carolina__virginia_railroad.be)
Class III shortline located in Eastern North Carolina; provides 5 - 7 day service based on customer needs; operates 135 miles of track and interchanges with CSXT; major commodities are steel plate, steel scrap, soybeans, chemicals and fertilizer; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Ahoskie, North Carolina, USA.
- Ottawa Valley Railway (OVR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/ottawa_valley_railway.be)
Class III shortline that operates over 150 miles of track between Sudbury, Ontario and Temiscaming, Quebec; interchanges with CP, ONTC, OVR and Ontario Northland in North Bay; major commodities are intermodal, forest products, and chemicals with approximately 70,000 car loads per year; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
- Rockdale, Sandow & Southern Railroad (RSS) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/rockdale_sandow__southern_railroad.be)
Class III shortline incorporated in 1923; interchanges with Union Pacific at Marjorie, TX; services include unit train services, intra-plant switching, track maintenance, car inspections and cleaning and traffic coordination; major commodities are alumina, petroleum code, electrode binder pitch, aluminum ingot, and slag; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Sandow, Texas; headquarters is in Rockdale, Texas, USA.
- San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad (SDIY) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/san_diego__imperial_valley_railroad.be)
Class III shortline located in Southern California provides a link between BNSF and CZRY (Carrizo Gorge Railway) in Mexico; moved more than 6,000 car loads in 2010; major commodities are propane, petroleum gases, corn syrup, malt and wood pulp; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; San Diego, California, USA.
- California Northern Railroad (CFNR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/california_northern_railroad.be)
Class III shortline encompassing 261 miles of track operating in California; interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad at four locations and with the shortline's of Napa Valley Railroad and Northwestern Pacific Railroad; major commodities are all food related, being tomato products, olives, rice, cheese, frozen foods, beer, wine and wheat with some stone, petroleum products, and chemicals; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Davis, California, USA.
- Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway (CBNS) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/cape_breton_central_nova_scotia_railway.be)
Class III shortline operates 245 miles of track from Truro to Sydney, Nova Scotia and interchanges with the Canadian National Railroad at Truro; primary commodities are paper, coal, lumber, petroleum products and chemicals totaling over 22,000 car loads per year; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
- Carolina Piedmont Railroad (CPDR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/carolina_piedmont_railroad.be)
Class III shortline located in Western South Carolina and interchanges with the CSXT at Laurens, SC; moves plastic resins, gas turbines, and wind turbines as major commodities; operates Monday thru Friday with special service available on weekend for customers as needed; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Laurens, South Carolina, USA.
- Cascade & Columbia River Railroad (CSCD) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/cascade__columbia_river_railroad.be)
Class III shortline interchanges with the BNSF in Wenatchee, WA and runs north to Oroville; originally built in 1914 by the Great Northern Railroad to link the main line at Wenatchee to the Washington & Great Northern/Vancouver, Victoria & Eastern line at Oroville; major commodities moved are limestone, pulpwood and lumber products; operates 148 miles of track and moves over 5,200 car loads per year; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Omak, Washington, USA.
- Connecticut Southern Railroad (CSO) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/connecticut_southern_railroad.be)
Class III shortline operates 42 miles of owned or leased track in Connecticut and Massachusetts; interchanges with CNZR, PW and the CSXT at West Springfield, MA and New Haven, CT; major commodities moved (which exceeded 23,000 car loads in 2008) are steel beams, construction debris, lumber, malt liquors, pulp board and bulk materials for several major recycling companies; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; East Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
- Goderich-Exeter Railway (GEXR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/goderichexeter_railway.be)
Class III shortline has interchange points with the Canadian National at London and Toronto, ON, and the Canadian Pacific at Kitchener and Guelph, ON; operates 181 miles of track and moves approximately 25,000 car loads per year with commodities such as salt and fertilizer, wheat, grains, soy meal and rice, and automotive part; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
- Massena Terminal Railway (MSTR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/massena_terminal_railroad.be)
Terminal switching railroad incorporated in 1900; interchanges with the CSXT at Massena, NY; operates 4 miles of track providing intra-plant switching, track maintenance, car weighing, loading and repair along with traffic coordination; maintains a certified AAR car repair shop; main commodities include alumina, petroleum code, electrode binder pitch, aluminum ingot and rolled paper; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Massena, New York, USA.
- Otter Tail Valley Railroad (OTVR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/otter_tail_valley_railroad.be)
Class III shortline that operates 81 miles of track in west central Minnesota between its connection with BNSF at Dilworth Yard (near Moorhead, across the Red River from Fargo, ND), and Fergus Falls, MN; branch lines extend from Fergus Falls to French and Hoot Lake; major commodities are corn, soybeans and inbound coal; serves many grain elevator businesses; traffic volumes exceeded 10,500 carloads in 2008. With this volume of business, the OTVR is a critical provider of transportation services to this area of Minnesota; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA.
- Point Comfort & Northern Railway (PCN) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/point_comfort__northern_railway.be)
Class III shortline incorporated in 1948 to serve the Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort; operates 19 miles of track; interchanges with the Union Pacific Railway at Lolita, TX; provides unit train services, intra-plant switching, car washing, weighing and inspection and traffic coordination; major commodities are alumina, aluminum fluoride, fluorspar and fertilizers; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Lolita, Texas, USA.
- Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad (PSAP) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/puget_sound__pacific_railroad.be)
Class III shortline that operates 108 miles of track in Northwest Washington; interchanges with the BNSF (Centralia) and UP (Blakeslee Jct.); serves the Port of Grays Harbor which is the only deep-draft shipping port on Washington's coast; major commodities are lumber, logs and chemicals for the pulp and paper mills with more than 30,000 carloads moved in 2010; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Centralia, Washington, USA.
- Texas Northeastern Railroad (TNER) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/texas_northeastern_railroad.be)
Class III shortline operating in Texas, west from Bonham through Bells to Sherman and east from New Boston to Texarkana; interchanges with Union Pacific at Texarkana and Denison, plus BNSF and DGNO (Dallas Garland & Northeastern Railroad) at Trenton; has partnership agreements with UP, BNSF and KCS; serves The Red River Army Depot at Defense, TX; major commodities are coal, military equipment, wheat, and polyethylene with over 10,000 cars loads in 2010; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Richardson, Texas, USA.
- Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway (TPW) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/toledo_peoria__western_railway.be)
Class III shortline that operates from Mapleton, IL through Peoria across Illinois to Logansport, IN with trackage rights in other areas of Indiana and Illinois; interchanges along its 247 miles of track line with all major carriers including UP, BNSF, CSXT, NS, CN, CP and various other roads; moved over 20,000 car loads in 2010; major commodities are shelled corn, ethanol, glutan meal, chloride, soybeans, tractor parts and urea; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; East Peoria, Illinois, USA.
- Ventura County Railroad (VCRR) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/ventura_county_railroad.be)
Class III shortline located in Southwest Ventura County, California; currently operates 17 miles of track in the industrial areas of south of Oxnard, the Port of Hueneme and the US Naval Base Ventura County; moved more than 2,000 car loads in 2008 carrying automobiles, paper, petroleum and wood pulp; interchanges with the Union Pacific at Oxnard; a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. property; formerly a RailAmerica, Inc. property; Oxnard, California, USA.
- American Rail Dispatching Center (ARDC)
- Railroad Depot (rrdepot.com)
News and information about the model railroading hobby that includes maintenance and repair, operations, planning and design, scenery and other how-to articles; has a Facebook Page; La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA.
- Lakeside Miniature Railway (sites.google.com/site/moorefool/railways/lakeside-miniature-railway)
Information about this fifteen inch gauge miniature tourist railway on the Moorfield Junction web site (the railway has closed it's web pages); operates weekends from Easter, then daily July 1st through October 25th; more information is available on Wikipedia; Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside, England, UK.
- L. T. M. Engineering Ltd (freespace.virgin.net/hanson.mike/LTM.htm)
Builds, repairs and supplies miniature & narrow gauge railway bogies, wagons, coaches and wheels; Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, UK.
- LED Light.com (www.theledlight.com)
Everything made with LEDs from loose LEDs and LED drivers to finished fixtures, light bulbs, landscape lighting, indoor and outdoor signage, flashlights, security products, traffic safety products, low voltage controls and complete solar power stations; has a Facebook Page; Carson City, Nevada, USA.
- LED Tape from Abstract AVR Ltd (www.avrlighting.com)
Manufacturer of LED strip and tape lights and downlights (recessed ceiling mounts); also produces ultra efficient LED track lighting systems with many model railroad applications, such as the overhead lighting used on many layouts; has a Facebook Page; Blaby, Leicestershire, England, UK.
- LEGO® Factory Hobby Trains (shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Department.aspx?d=328)
Sub-page of the official web site for LEGO® products; train sets, track and accessories for kids of all ages; has a Facebook Page; Billund, Denmark.
- L. S. Manufacturing
- La Crosse and 3 Rivers Railroad Club
- Lake Wales Model Railroad Club
- Lambing Flat
- LRS Companies, Inc.
- bimmelkutscher.de (www.bimmelkutscher.de)
German tram modeler offers images, data and information, signals, models and systems as well as links to other German tram modelers, maintained by Andreas Lange; Wendlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Deutsch).
- Ohio River Electric Railway (www.orery.com)
Describes with text and photos the evolution of two electric railways, the "real" Ohio River Electric Railway, a trolley line that served the river towns of Meigs County, Ohio from 1900 to 1929, and a garden railroad, a modest operation begun in 2004; maintained by Rick Hannegan; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Strassenbahnmodelle-2m (www.strassenbahnmodelle-2m.de)
Group of railway modelers builds 1:22,5 Scale model trams from wood, cardboard, polystyrene, resin and brass; exhibits annually at the Hanover Tramway Museum; maintained by Reinhard Meier-Diedrich; Bielefeld, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Deutsch).
- Large Scale Online (www.largescaleonline.com)
Serving the garden railway community since 1995, site is exclusively for large scale dealers, manufacturers and club members to meet online and exchange information; has a Facebook Page; Post Falls, Idaho, USA.
- Last Train to Darjeeling (www.rediff.com/travel/1998/may/09darj.htm)
Article by Jaideep and Suniti Mukerji about the operation of this train that leaves New Jalpaiguri station at nine o'clock every morning on its journey to Darjeeling; Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
- Landerbahn Forum
- Large Trains On-line
- Last Train Stop
- Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (www.dhr.indianrailways.gov.in)
History and indepth information, including system maps, about this railway; a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a collaborative effort of various Indian Railways Entities and Departments maintained by CRIS, Ministry of Railways, Government of India; Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
- Indian Railways Fan Club (IRFCA) (www.irfca.org)
Electronic mailing list and forum sponsored by the Indian Railways Fan Club; learn about Indian Railways, read trip reports, and view their picture gallery, read articles, browse technical documents about Indian Railways and report locomotive sightings; original name was Indian Railways Fan Club of America; maintained by Rangchari Anand; Teaneck, New Jersey, URA.
- Laurel Highlands Model Railroad Club, Inc. (www.lhmrc.org/pws.html)
Models G, O, HO, N, S Scales and On30 Gauge; created to raise money for charities and provide members recreation and pleasure; Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Lavender Line (www.lavender-line.co.uk)
Preservation society maintaining and running tourist trains over the former Lewes to Uckfield railway; has a Facebook Page; Uckfield, East Sussex, England, UK.
- Laws Narrow Gauge Railroad Station and Yard (www.sonic.net/~laird/landmarks/counties/900-999/953.html)
Historic marker commemorating the building of the Carson & Colorado Railroad in 1883 between Mound House (near Carson City, Nevada) through Laws to Keeler, California, a distance of 300 miles; Laws Station was named in honor of Mr. R. J. Laws, assistant superintendent of the railroad; Laws, California, USA.
- Layout Builders (www.layoutbuilders.com)
Builders of complete model railroad layouts or can help with any element of construction including bench work, track work, scenery and structures and more; maintained by Rick Fortin; San Francisco, California, USA.
- Layout Builders (www.layoutbuilders.com)
Non-profit web-community that exists to provide an avenue for model railroaders to share the layouts they have designed and possibly built; includes layouts of many sizes and complexity; maintained by Peter Bechard; Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.
- Layout Design & Construction Co. (www.layoutdesignco.com)
Company known for its creative designs, exceptional quality and reliable operations in all scales; Fair Oaks, California, USA.
- Lazer Railways (www.lazerrailways.com)
Lifelong model railroader shares his knowledge and experience in building and enjoying HO and N Scale model railroads on a budget; Orange City, Florida, USA.
- Le Groupe TRAQ (www.groupe-traq.com)
Promotes the utilization and the development of railway transportation, safety measures in railway exploitations, helps in the conservation of existing railway infrastructures in Québec, preserves and circulates all pertinent railway documentation, and secures the preservation of all materials, artworks and photographs related to the history of railroads; has a Facebook Page; Charny, Québec, Canada (Français, English).
- Le P'tit train de la Haute Somme (appeva.perso.neuf.fr)
Last remaining section of a two-foot gauge French railroad network built during WWI and situated in the zone of the battle of the Somme; Amiens, France (Français, Deutsch, Nederlands, English).
- Ledtronics, Inc. (www.ledtronics.com/Applications/ApplicationsDetail.aspx?id=78)
LED lamps for prototype railroad applications; selection of transportation LED light bulbs includes 100% waterproof solar ground markers, lights for receiving/loading decks, hazard, bridge, tower, tunnel lighting and railroad/light rail lights; has a Facebook Page; Torrance, California, USA.
- Lee Kwon Hobbies Company (www.modelrailway.com.hk)
Model railway hobby shop offering a selection of Chinese and European models and accessories from two locations in Hong Kong and Shanghai; has a Facebook Page; Hong Kong, People's Republic of China (PRC) (Chinese, English).
- Lee's Toy and Hobby (www.leestoyandhobby.com)
Full line toy and hobby shop featuring model trains from Atlas, Bachmann, Lionel, Model Power and more; has a Facebook Page; Groton, Connecticut, USA.
- Lee+Elliott (www.leaelliott.com)
Consulting engineers, architects, planners and management experts specializing in the planning, procurement and implementation of automated, rail and bus transit systems, with special emphasis on automated and emerging technologies; offices nation-wide; Grand Prairie, Texas, USA.
- Legacy Station Train Works (www.legacystation.com)
Model train dealer offering Lionel, LGB, Atlas O, K-Line and MTH model trains; also sells HO Scale trains, rolling stock, track, scenery, buildings, accessories, parts and repair services; Lilburn, Georgia, USA.
- Lehigh Valley Garden Railroaders (www.lvgr.org)
Club formerly known as the "Lehigh Valley Large Scalers" models railroads in G Scale; promotes and educates those in and around Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton on the benefits of garden railroads; Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
- William J. Lenoir Model Railroad Collection (www.cfhistory.org/page.aspx?n=19&s=20124625094617&p=Lenoir%20Train%20Collection)
Collection of scratch built brass steam locomotives, gas-electric cars, passenger cars, freight cars (representing American railroads), railroad structures and a layout built by William J. Lenoir in O Scale; housed at the Cedar Falls Historical Society; Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA.
- Lee's Train Adventures
- Lee Wright's Trains
- Lehigh Valley Railroad
- Cooperativa Trenes Del Uruguay (TDU) (www.tdelu.com.uy)
"Cooperative Uruguay Trains" (formerly known as Líneas Férreas Uruguayas) is a project established in 1996 to reintroduce rail passenger service on as many railway lines in Uruguay as possible; a private initiative, formed without any government subsidy, with technical support from the AIFFLA (International Association for the Promotion of Latin American Railroads) Cooperative based in Switzerland; has a Facebook Page; based in Montevideo, Uruguay.
- Lenz Elektronik, GmbH (www.lenz.com)
Digital Command Control equipment for model railroads; designed original DCC system used by the NMRA standards and recommendations; Gießen, Germany & Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA & Brackley, Northamptonshire, UK & Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia (English, Français, Deutsch).
- Lets Talk Trains (www.letstalktrains.com)
Live Internet talk radio program in affiliation with the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation; live on Saturdays from 10 AM to Noon, Pacific Time via BlogTalkRadio (www.blogtalkradio.com/letstalktrains); also available as an iTunes PodCast: Search For "Lets Talk Trains"; has a Facebook Page; La Plata, Missouri, USA.
- Light Rail Atlas (www.lightrail.nl/lightrailatlas)
Provides maps of light rail corridors in Europe, United States and other areas in the world; Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Nederlands, English).
- Lincoln Model Funeral Train Exhibit (www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/news/train.htm)
Crafted by Dr. Wayne Wesolowski, former chemistry professor at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, the accurate one-twelfth-scale model features portions of the funeral train which carried Lincoln's body from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois, in 1865; model is now owned by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois.
- Li'l Lines
- Light and Dreams Photography
- Limon Rock Island Depot
- Lincoln Train Museum
- Linesiding with John (www.users.waitrose.com/~jraby)
Railway DVD's and CD's from around the world for sale; includes scenes from the Himalayans, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, and many other countries; maintained by John Raby; UK.
- Lionel Railroad Club - Milwaukee (www.milw-lrrc.com)
Founded in 1947; has several layouts under construction with track for Standard Gauge and O Gauge trains; involved in the Operation Lifesaver and Boy Scout Merit Badge programs; maintains a twelve by thirty-two foot portable layout for display at local events; open to the public on Friday, 4 pm to 9 pm; New Berlin, Wisconsin, USA.
- Lionel Trains Horizontal Rules (www.tandem-associates.com/lionel.htm)
Online source for Lionel graphics for use in building a toy train website; created from the classic Post War and Modern eras of Lionel's history of making toy trains; maintained by Charles Wilber; has a Facebook Page; Whitmire, South Carolina, USA. Web Gem Award recipient.
- Litchfield Station (www.litchfieldstation.com)
Sales and installations of Digital Command Control systems from most major suppliers, decoders in all scales - basic, advanced, and with scale sound, layout wiring supplies, DCC stationary modules and sound decoders; has a Facebook Page; Avondale, Arizona, USA.
- Little Orchard Railway (www.littleorchardrailway.com)
7¼ inch Gauge miniature railway, run privately for the benefit of the group of friends who built it, but is often open to the public for raising funds for charity; Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK.
- Little Rock & Western Railway (LRWN) (www.gwrr.com/operations/railroads/north_america/little_rock_western_railway.be)
Class III 79-mile short line freight railroad that interchanges with BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad; commodities transported include food and feed products and forest products; acquired by Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. in 2005; Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
- Link & Pin Hobbies
- Lionel Lines (".com" version)
- Lionel Lines (".net" version)
- Livelong Day, The (www.david-fenster.com/the-livelong-day)
Short video of three generations of train enthusiasts gathered to pilot one of the largest, most obsessively realistic model railroads in the world; Brea, California, USA.
- Living Desert LGB Model Train Display (www.livingdesert.org/G_scale_model_train.html)
Volunteer built G Gauge outdoor layout featuring more than 3,000 feet of track in six different loops and a 202 foot wooden trestle; has a Facebook Page; Palm Desert, California, USA.
- Livingston Junction Cabooses (www.estc.net/cabooses)
Sleep in a historic caboose fashioned from actual rolling stock and furnished for a comfortable stay; Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA.
- Llanberis Lake Railway (www.lake-railway.co.uk)
Miniature narrow gauge tourist railway has three steam locomotives for 60 minute trips from Gilfach Ddu to Penllyn and return; Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK (Cymraeg, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Nederlands, English).
- Llechfan Garden Railway (www.llechfan-garden-railway.org)
Narrow gauge garden railway built at the rear of the Talyllyn Railway's Wharf Station featuring two circuits, two stations and passing sidings; has a Facebook Page; Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales, UK.
- Loco Revue (www.locorevue.com)
French magazine for railway modelers featuring 100 full color pages of new product reviews, layout descriptions, how to articles, and exhibition reports; has a Facebook Page; Auray Cedex, France (Français, Deutsch, English).
- LocoMaster Profiles (www.locomaster.co.uk)
Contains scans of various pieces of railway literature collected over a number of years that includes locomotive repair books, locomotive record cards, manufacturer manuals, BR drivers manuals and more; Slough, Berkshire, England, UK.
- Ashmanhaugh Light Railway (www.ashmanhaughlightrailway.co.uk)
7¼ inch miniature railway set in the North Norfolk countryside and operates Sundays 2-5pm; offers footplate & driver experience courses, birthday parties and other events for the entire family; Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk, England, UK.
- Banbury and District Model Engineering Society (www.banburymodelengineers.co.uk)
Forum for local model engineers to discuss progress with their engineering projects that include small hot air engines, steam locomotives, steam vehicles, traction engines, beam engines, internal combustion engines and even jet turbines; Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, UK.
- Beamish Model Engineering Group (www.bmeg.co.uk)
Separate group within the Beamish Volunteers; builds locomotives to Ken Swan's design, including various versions of Koppel, Wren, Jessie, six wheeled versions of Bridget and Neptune; are chiefly builders of railway buildings and structures such as a carriage shed, water tower, ticket office and more; Corbridge, Northumberland, England, UK.
- Bedford Model Engineering Society (www.bedfordmes.co.uk)
Formed in 1948 to promote interest in model engineering of all kinds, be it static displays or on railways, road or water; interests range from clock making to building steam lorries and a 7¼ inch Gauge Mallet locomotive; Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK.
- British Rail (Models & Stuff) in Malaysia (www.brmalaya.mymalaya.com)
Promotes interest in the railways of Malaysia with the author's small collection of British Rail models and paraphernalia that includes OO Scale model railways running on HO Scale track and a collection of books; maintained by Hafizi Azmal Mohd Hafiz; Kuang, Gombak District, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- (The) Shakespeare Express (www.shakespeareexpress.com)
Popular Sundays-only steam train service operated by the Tyseley Locomotive Works, a subsidiary of the Birmingham Railway Museum Trust; provides Standard Class or Premier Dining options between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon on 50 miles of main line travel with trains traveling at up to 75 mph (dependent upon locomotive used); registered trademark of Vintage Trains Ltd; has a Facebook Page; Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK.
- Locomotive Art of Michael S. Smith (www.mssgraphics.com/trains.html)
Pen and ink drawings of historic steam and diesel trains; Niagara Falls, New York, USA.
- Locomotive Boilers and Engines (www.sdrm.org/faqs/boilers)
Complete book by Purdue Professor Llewellyn V. Ludy, M.E., sub-titled A Practical Treatise on Locomotive Boiler and Engine Design, Construction and Operation, published in 1920; provided by the San Diego Railroad Museum; San Diego, California, USA.
- Locomotive Operators of Central Oklahoma (L.O.C.O.) (www.locotrains.org)
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of large scale model railroading; scale is 1.5 inches to the foot (1/8th scale) and the track gauge is 7.5 inches making the equipment large enough to ride; McLoud, Oklahoma, USA.
- Locomotive Profile of 86 259 Les Ross (www.shakespeareexpress.com/tlw/86259.htm)
Focuses on the restoration and operation of Class AL6 AC locomotive Les Ross numbered 86 259 built for the original West Coast Main Line from Euston to Birmingham, Crewe, Liverpool and Manchester; maintained by Vintage Trains Ltd; has a Facebook Page; Tyseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK.
- Locomotives in Woodham's Scrapyard 1983 (lionels.orpheusweb.co.uk/RailSteam/RustSteam/BarIndex.html)
Photographs, with captions, of railway locomotives stored in a scrap yard; Barry Island, South Wales, UK.
- Tyseley Locomotive Works (www.tyseleylocoworks.co.uk)
Engineering subsidiary of the Vintage Trains charitable trust, established to preserve and demonstrate the steam locomotives in the Tyseley Collection and to operate them on the National Railway network; has a well equipped workshop, which restores, maintains and services steam (plus heritage diesel & electric) locomotives and coaches; offers a varied year-round tour program of steam railway trains and operates the Sundays-only Shakespeare Express steam train service between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon; has a Facebook Page; Tyseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK.
- Vintage Trains (www.vintagetrains.co.uk)
Formerly known as Birmingham Railway Museum Trust; custodian of the Tyseley Collection of railway engines & railway artifacts (which belongs to 7029 Clun Castle Ltd); leading operator of main line steam train tours offering an attractive and varied choice of destinations; has a Facebook Page; Tyseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK.
- Belfast & County Down Miniature Railway Society (www.bcdmrs.org.uk)
Established in 1991 with the aim of building a 1½ kilometer live steam miniature railway in 7¼ gauge complete with petrol and electric locomotives, carriages and buildings, a tunnel and a lattice steel bridge; Bangor, County Down, Ireland.
- Birmingham Society of Model Engineers Ltd (www.birminghamsme.com)
Founded in 1936 to bring people of like interests together wishing to put their model engineering ideas into practice building and operating steam locomotives, traction engines, industrial and marine models; has two kidney shaped tracks, 1,112 feet of dual gauge ground level tracks in 5 inch and 7¼ inch, and 1,041 feet of raised dual gauge 5 inch and 3½ inch gauge track, both complete with an extensive signaling system; also has track for O Gauge equipment; Solihull, West Midlands, England, UK.
- Bournemouth & District Society of Model Engineers (www.littledownrailway.co.uk)
Established in 1924, this club has a wide range of model interests including locomotives, traction engines, clock making, stationary steam engines and others; the principle asset of the Society is the Littledown Miniature Railway with raised track suitable for running 7¼, 5 and 3½ inch locomotives pulling passengers; visitors are always welcome on running days; Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK.
- Bradford Model Engineering Society (www.bradfordmes.co.uk)
Society caters for a wide range of interests including locomotives, marine, road vehicles, stationary engines, clocks and general engineering and model making; members build and run steam, petrol and battery electric powered locomotives in 3½, 5 & 7¼ inch gauges with 440 feet of raised oval track for 3½ and 5 inch gauges, and approximately 2,000 feet of track for 5 & 7¼ inch gauge; Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK.
- Brandon & District Society of Model Engineers (www.brandonmes.net)
Formed in 1978 to build and operate primarily miniature steam locomotives, traction engines, industrial and marine engines and to exhibit the models at local events; Necton, Norfolk, England, UK.
- Bridgend Miniature Railway (www.bridgendminiaturerailway.com)
Founded in 1984, this club has 620 feet of 3½ and 5 inch dual gauge raised track and over 1,300 feet of 5 and 7¼ inch dual gauge ground level track, extensive workshop facilities, plus a library of magazines and other publications; Port Talbot, Neath, Wales, UK.
- Brighouse & Halifax Model Engineers (www.bhme.co.uk)
Models miniature live steam locomotives and wagons over 1,000 feet of 7¼' gauge ground level circular track with turntable and covered station, and approximately 660 feet of 2½, 3½ and 5 inch gauge raised circular loop track with loading and unloading facilities; offers rides on running days; Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England, UK.
- Loddon Vale Model Railway Club (www.lvmrc.co.uk)
Models in OO, HO and N Gauge for exhibition at other clubs and events; meets Tuesday evenings with one meeting a month set aside for a running night where members bring their own locomotives and rolling stock to run on one of the club layouts; Reading, Berkshire, England, UK.
- Locomotives International
- Brighton and Hove Society of Miniature Locomotive Engineers (www.hoveparkrailway.co.uk)
Formed from part of Brighton Model Engineers in 1962, this club encourages the building and operation of miniature steam locomotives; owns the 2,000 feet long miniature railway in Hove Park which it operates in the summer months for the enjoyment of members and the public; has a Facebook Page; Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK.
- Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (www.bristolmodelengineers.co.uk)
Founded in 1909 to promote the development of the model engineering hobby; members are a diverse group with interests in locomotives, traction engines, stationary engines, cars, clocks, ships and machine tools; provides facilities for the operation of 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch gauge locomotives; Bristol, South West England, England, UK.
- Brixham Model, Engineering and Craft Society (BMECS) (www.xtal.info/bmecs)
Temporary site for the society members and visitors; although all menu items work, this is primarily a place for the message boards to exist; meets every two weeks at the Churston Golf Club private room; meeting opens at 1930 hours for approximately two hours; see the message boards for the programme of events; Brixham, South West England, England, UK.
- Burton-Upon-Trent Model Engineering Society (www.burton-upon-trentmes.org.uk)
Founded in 1947, this clubs main interest is the steam railway locomotive; provides both raised and ground level track suitable for 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch gauge miniature steam locomotives and wagons; Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK.
- Canterbury and District Model Engineering Society (www.cdmes.org)
Founded in 1972 to provide for the interests of local model engineers; mostly amateurs working to produce miniature locomotives, traction engines, stationary steam engines and more; meets during summers at the permanent miniature railway track that caters to 3½. 5 inch gauge trains and has space to run traction engines or model steam road vehicles; has a Facebook Page ; Canterbury, Kent, England, UK.
- Chelmsford Society of Model Engineers (www.csme.50webs.com)
Promotes the safe construction and operation of passenger carrying steam, electric and diesel hauled trains, traction engines and other scale models; offers rides for the public every Sunday from April 28th to October 6th has raised and ground level track of about 1,000 feet each suitable for 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch gauge trains; Chelmsford, Essex, England, UK.
- Cheltenham Society of Model Engineers (www.cheltsme.org.uk)
Founded in 1938, this club has interests in trains and live steam and electric locomotives, boats, road vehicles; provides track for 2½, 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch gauge trains on both a raised roadbed and a ground level roadbed; is open to the public Sunday's for steam or diesel powered locomotive hauled train rides; has a Facebook Page; Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK.
- Chichester Model Engineers (www.cdsme.co.uk)
Club interested in the building and operation and exhibition of models, replicas and miniatures of all descriptions; provides a well equipped workshop, instruction and lectures for the improvement of the members, three lengths of elevated track for Gauge One, 5 inch and 3½ inch trains, and a ground level dual gauge track for 7¼ and 10¼ gauge; is open to the public on select weekends and holidays; has a Facebook Page; Chichester, West Sussex, England, UK.
- City of Newport Model Engineering Society (newportmes.webplus.net)
Members varied interests include workshop machinery & tools, steam railway and road engines, stationary steam engines, hot air engines, clocks, and working mechanical toys; currently building a landscaped miniature railway with visitor center; is a member of the Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies; Newport, Wales, UK.
- City of Sunderland Model Engineering Society Ltd (www.csmes.co.uk)
Club has an interest in model steam locomotives and steam road vehicles and has two sections of multiple gauge railway track that caters to 2½, 3½ and 5 inch gauge trains, and a second track suitable for 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch trains, track for trams, and paths suitable for operating steam cars; Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, UK.
- Colchester Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (www.csmee.co.uk)
Formed in 1946; members interests encompass model railways, model boats, live steam models of locomotives and traction engines; has twin tracks at ground level in 5 and 7¼ inch gauge and raised tracks to accommodate 3½ and 5 inch gauge; hosts events for the public during the year; Colchester, Essex, England, UK.
- Coventry Model Engineering Society (www.coventrymes.co.uk)
Activities of the society center on the building and running of the Ryton Pools Miniature Railway (www.rytonpoolsrailway.co.uk) located at Ryton Pools Country Park near Coventry; also involved in making both steam and battery powered locomotives, traction engines and stationary engines; Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK.
- Crowborough Miniature Railway (www.crowborough-mini-railway.vze.com)
Builds, maintains and runs a miniature railway in the Goldsmiths Leisure Center in Crowborough; operates 3½ and 5 inch gauge live steam locomotives on ground level and raised tracks; open to the public on select days during the year; Crowborough, East Sussex, England, UK.
- Derby Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (www.derbysmee.co.uk)
Builds and operates miniature live steam locomotives, traction engines, plus clocks, petrol engines, boats, marine and stationary engines; maintains 1,600 feet of dual 3½ and 5 inch gauge track; publishes a journal four times a year called the Blower; Morley, Derbyshire, England, UK.
- East Grinstead Model Engineers (www.eastgrinsteadmodelengineers.co.uk)
Volunteer organization formed in 1949 by modelers with and interest in five inch gauge portable miniature steam railways, model airplanes, traction engines, stationary engines and boats; provides a well equipped workshop with lathes, milling and drilling machines; exhibits and offers steam train rides at various local events; Burgess Hill, West Sussex, England, UK.
- East Herts Miniature Railway Society (www.ehmr.org.uk)
7¼ inch gauge miniature steam railway open to the public on the grounds of The Van Hage Garden Company; open every weekend as well as public holidays; operates trains pulled by two 0-4-2 Tinker Bell Class locomotives and a 2-4-2 L&B locomotive; also operates the 2-6-2 petrol hydraulic John A. Patten and the 0-4-0 H. G. Harrison petrol hydraulic locomotives; has a Facebook Page; Amwell, Hertfordshire, England, UK.
- East Somerset Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (ESSMEE) (www.essmee.org.uk)
Club founded in 2001; builds a diverse group of miniature steam and internal combustion model locomotives in 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch gauge, road vehicles, railway signaling, stationary engines and more; exhibits and operates trains at various local events throughout the year; Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, UK.
- Edinburgh Society of Model Engineers (ESME) (www.edinburgh-sme.org.uk)
Encourages and develops the skills and art of engineering through construction of miniature, small scale and experimental prototype machines that includes 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch miniature steam locomotives and rolling stock to run on over a half mile of multiple gauge track; has a portable railway track for use at local events to give rides to the public behind live steam locomotives; has a Facebook Page; Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
- Eskvalley Model Engineering Society (www.eskvalleymes.org.uk)
Formed in 1982 to build and operate miniature steam locomotives in 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch gauge; owns and operates the Vogrie Park Miniature Railway and meets at the Roslin Glen Country Park; Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland, UK.
- Ryton Pools Miniature Railway (www.rytonpoolsrailway.co.uk)
Owned and operated by Coventry Model Engineering Society; operates for the public Sunday afternoons from 13.00 to 16.00 from the first Sunday in April until the end of September; the railway consists of approximately 2,000 feet (610 meters) of raised track; Bubbenhall, Warwickshire, England, UK.
- Vogrie Park Miniature Railway (www.vpmr.eskvalleymes.org.uk)
7¼ inch miniature steam railway is owned and operated by Eskvalley Model Engineering Society and operates Sunday afternoons for the public over 670 meters of circular track; caters to birthday parties and other private events; Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland, UK.
- Wythall Miniature Steam Railway (www.wythallsteamrail.co.uk)
7¼ inch gauge miniature steam railway operated by the Elmdon Model Engineering Society; aims to promote the hobby of model engineering by building and operating steam powered miniature trains for the benefit of the members and the public; Wythall, Worcestershire, England, UK.
- Fenland Light Railway (www.fenlandlightrailway.co.uk)
7¼ inch narrow gauge railway operating steam, electric and petrol locomotives on their running days over their purpose built portable track; running days are Sunday afternoons; can also be found at many local events and shows; has a Facebook Page; Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, UK.
- Frimley Lodge Miniature Railway (www.flmr.org)
Multi gauge, ground level live steam miniature railway for 3½, 5, and 7¼ inch locomotives and rolling stock; approximately one kilometer long; about 200 meters of elevated track can run 2½, 3½ and 5 inch gauge equipment; public train rides are offered the first Sunday of each month between March and November; has a Facebook Page; Frimley Green, Surrey, England, UK.
- Gauge '3' Society (www.gauge3.org.uk)
G3 was one of five standard model gauges recommended by a sub-committee of the Society of Model Engineers in 1899 (2½ inch gauge); this group began in 1990 to promote the building and running of scenic G3 model railways; members build and run steam powered or battery powered electric locomotives; Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England, UK.
- Gravesend Model Marine and Engineering Society (www.gmmes.co.uk)
Miniature live steam railway operates 3½ and 5 inch gauge trains over 1,218 feet of raised track; offers train rides to children and adults every Sunday afternoon from early spring to late autumn with the proceeds from ticket sales donated to local or national charities; Gravesend, Kent, England, UK.
- Grimsby & Cleethorpes Model Engineering Society (www.gcmes.org.uk)
80 member club formed in 1935; can accommodate 5 and 7¼ inch gauge locomotives and rolling stock on all the track and 3½ inch gauge on the inner loop; visits by other societies with their rolling stock are welcomed on any of their operating days; Waltham, Lincolnshire, England, UK.
- Guildford Model Engineering Society (www.gmes.org.uk)
With over 200 members from around the world, this club builds and operates 3½ and 5 inch gauge locomotives and rolling stock on a raised track bed and 7¼ inch gauge equipment on a ground level track; also provides for 32mm and 45mm garden railways plus OO gauge; other interests include traction engines, stationary engines, internal combustion engines, boats, clocks and scientific instruments; Guildford, Surrey, England, UK.
- Halesworth & District Model Engineering Society Ltd (www.hdmes.co.uk)
Formed in 1977, this club builds and operates 3½ and 5 inch gauge live steam model trains on 670 feet of raised track and 5 and 7¼ inch gauge equipment on 1,150 feet of ground level track; also offers roadway to miniature traction engines; has a portable track where members give steam or electric powered train rides at various exhibitions and shows throughout the year; meets the first and third Sundays of each month; Halesworth, Suffolk, England, UK.
- Harlington Locomotive Society (www.harlingtonlocomotivesociety.org.uk)
Set in an orchard, the club has a large circuit of track of both 5 inch & 3½ inch gauge incorporating a small tunnel; also has use of a sizeable Gauge 1 live steam layout incorporating two running lines with passing loops and steaming bays; generally open to the public on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month; exhibits and runs trains at select events throughout the year; Harlington, Middlesex, England, UK.
- Hereford Society of Model Engineering (www.hsme.co.uk)
Founded in 1962 to build and operate a miniature railway and now has a multi-purpose site catering to all forms of model engineering; features two tracks visitors can ride on including an elevated track for smaller trains and locomotives and a larger, longer track that can handle larger trains; regular running days are the first Saturday of each month; Hereford, Herefordshire, England, UK.
- Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers (www.hsme.me.uk)
Club has three areas of interest: trains, boating and remote control trucks; Highfields location has a high level track for 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch gauge locomotives and trains that is 440 feet long; Greenhead Park location has ground level track for 5 and 7¼ inch gauge equipment; offers train rides to the public on select dates throughout the summer months; Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, UK.
- Hull and District Society of Model & Experimental Engineers Ltd (www.finnaj.karoo.net/hdsmee.html)
Established in 1937; members are building a variety of small locomotives, Stirling engines, stationary steam engines, clocks, model road vehicles, boats and even a barrel organ; active in 5 inch gauge live steam miniature locomotives; interests also include the usual workshop tools and equipment; maintained by Tony Finn; Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England, UK.
- Ickenham and District Society of Model Engineers (www.idsme.co.uk/IDSME/IDSMEWelcome.shtml)
Owners and operators of the Ickenham Miniature Railway (www.idsme.co.uk/IMR/IMRWelcome.shtml) that runs 3½ and 5 inch gauge miniature steam or battery electric trains on dual gauge track; owns eight passenger carrying trolleys; open to the public for train rides the first Saturday of the month April to December; Ickenham, Middlesex, England, UK.
- Ipswich Model Engineering Society (www.imes.org.uk/IMR/IMRWelcome.shtml)
Founded in 1945; builds and operates 3½ and 5 inch gauge miniature steam trains over 350 feet of oval track, 45mm garden railway over 430 feet of dogbone shaped raised track that can also accept G Scale, Gauge 1 and 16mm narrow gauge equipment; other interests include traction engines, stationary engines and clocks; meets Tuesday evenings; Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK.
- Isle of Wight Model Engineering Society (www.iwmes.org.uk)
Formed in 1934; caters primarily to people interested in building and operating working models with a special interest in live steam model railways; 3½ and 5 inch gauge trains run on 660 feet of raised track while the ground level track accommodates 5 and 7¼ inch gauge trains; garden railway 45mm/Gauge 1 trains operate on a raised level track; other interests include stationary steam engines, internal combustion engines and clocks; has a Facebook Page ; Newport, Isle of Wight, England, UK.
- Keighley and District Model Engineering Society (www.kdmes.org.uk)
Interests include mechanical and nautical models with the main interest being yachts, steam locomotives, scale and power boats; operates live steam and electric powered passenger carrying trains over approximately 400 meters of raised track; public running days every 3rd Sunday, May to October; exhibits at various charity events and steam rallies using portable track; Keighley, West Yorkshire, England, UK.
- King's Lynn and District Society of Model Engineers (www.kldsme.org.uk)
Formed in 1970 with interests in model railways, traction engines, stationary engines, model aeroplanes, miniature road vehicles and more; builds and operates 3½ 5 and 7¼ gauge model trains running on 627 feet of track; open to the public for train rides Sunday afternoons; has a Facebook Page ; King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, UKFormed in 1970 with an interest in model railways, traction engines, stationary engines, model aeroplanes, miniature road vehicles and more; builds and operates 3½ 5 and 7¼ gauge model trains running on 627 feet of track; open to the public for train rides Sunday afternoons; has a Facebook Page ; King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, UK.
- Kinver & West Midlands Society of Model Engineers (www.kinvermodelengineers.org.uk)
Models live steam railway locomotives in 3½, 5 and 7¼ gauge; operates over 2,150 feet of raised track for 3½ and 5 inch gauge, and ground level track suited for 7¼ inch gauge; open for train rides Sunday afternoons Easter to November; Kinver, Staffordshire, England, UK.
- Kirkintilloch Model Engineering Society (kirkintillochmodelengineeringsociety.webs.com)
Small group with varied interests in modeling and miniature engineering with a special interest in building and operating model miniature railway locomotives in 3½, 5 and 7¼ gauges; operates on a large oval track with a passing loop; 150 feet of portable track for use at festivals and gala days; operating sessions held most Tuesday evenings; Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK.
- Langford and Beeleigh Railway (www.museumofpower.org.uk/Railway.html)
7¼ inch gauge miniature steam railway offers train rides (with paid fare) over a quarter mile of track; features include a 14 foot turntable, a depot with water tower and coal storage; owned and operated by the Museum of Power; Langford, Essex, England, UK.
- Leyland Society of Model Engineers (www.leylandsme.co.uk)
Meets Sundays and Tuesdays at their 1,617 feet of continuous raised track that accommodates 3½ and 5 inch gauge miniature steam trains; 1 kilometer of ground level track; site features many captioned photographs of operating steam trains and the grounds of the railway; hosts numerous events for the public during the year; has a Facebook Page ; Leyland, Lancashire, England, UK.
- Liskeard Model Society (www.liskeardmodelsociety.org.uk)
Founded in 1980; has been very successful at annual exhibitions and local charities; caters to all modeling and engineering interests; operates a 5 inch gauge miniature model railway; builds and operates miniature live steam model trains; maintains a well equipped machine and carpentry shop; Liskeard, Cornwall, England, UK.
- Merthyr Tydfil & District Model Engineering Society (www.merthyrtydfilmes.org.uk)
Owns two miniature live steam locomotives with valid boiler certificates, 3 diesel hydralic locomotives and scale goods wagons & coaches; opens to the public on select dates; 800 feet of dual gauge 5 and 3½ track; Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK.
- Mid Cheshire Society of Model Engineers (MCSME) (www.mcsme.co.uk)
Formed in 1974; builds and operates 3½, 5 and 7¼ inch gauge model railways; displays at various local shows and events; builds and operates both live steam and electric locomotives; Sandiway, Cheshire, England, UK.
- London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (www.lbscr.org)
Detailed history, with photographs and technical statistics, of this railway serving the south coast from Portsmouth to Hastings and London; UK.
- Louisiana & North West Railroad (LNW) (www.patriotrail.com/louisiana-north-west-railroad)
Class III 68-mile, freight short line railroad incorporated in 1889 to take over the former Louisiana North & South Railroad; operates trains from Gibsland, Louisiana, to McNeil, Arkansas; interchanges with UP and KCS; commodities handled are chemical products, wood products, steel products and plastics; customers include Albemarle Corporation, Weyerhaeuser, Schlumberger, Kinder Morgan, CMC Steel Arkansas, Partee Flooring and Berry Plastics; owned by Patriot Rail Corp.; Homer, Louisiana, USA.
- Lunch with Casey Jones (www.lunchwithcasey.com)
DVD containing clips of this former Minnesota children's television program; has a Facebook Page; Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (www.lynton-rail.co.uk)
Steam train rides in Exmoor National Park, from Woody Bay Station; has a Facebook Page; Parracombe, Devon, England, UK (English, Nederlands, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Chinese, Castellano/Español).
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N)
- Luxury Train Travel
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