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Is there any way i can find railroad maps,ive searched for a good while now on google n still havent found anything im lookin for,hopefully someone can help me out.

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Look for road maps, they show the tracks and even wich compagny owns it. They won't show yards tho but you can tell most of them where they are...

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Originally posted by Ident

Look for road maps, they show the tracks and even wich compagny owns it. They won't show yards tho but you can tell most of them where they are...

 

They show yards, it just doesn't say "this is a train yard."

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not to sound dickish, but the best thing to do is get in the car and follow tracks..it works and then you know exactly where the spot is..do your own homework

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if i had a car to use i would do that,thats why i came on here to ask,considering im sure someone else has searched before,common sense:idea: right???

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i know that i walked the tracks in both towns that i have lived in, and found tiny layups, but i have a hunch there are more out thurrrrrrrr, just its only a small one track town, it sucks

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Originally posted by MaKeItHaPpEn

Is there any way i can find railroad maps,ive searched for a good while now on google n still havent found anything im lookin for,hopefully someone can help me out.

Try somelace like CSX's website or NS's website.

Yo makeithappen, you live in 502, look int the phonebook, the number for both of those lines are on the first page of the yellow pages. Try asking them.

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Sometimes you just have to have the hookup..Like Fr8hound, for example..( thats me , by the way)..:cool: My neighbor, a few houses down, was invited into my house once, to check out my assault rifles..Anyways when he came into my office, he was like, oh shit, you're into graffiti? After a long conversation, I learned he use to work for Conrail, now Norfolk Southern, and was very familiar with graffiti, hobo's , and monikers..Now every few days he brings me stuff..Cr hats, pins, manuals, and tons of maps which cover a few states..not to mention a 2'' thick Conrail operating employee manual, which covers just about every fucking thing you can imagine, concerning railroad codes, operations, and the system in general..I also got a lantern..make friends I say, you just never know, when you have a retired engineer down the road from ya, which is an awesome friend to have..:cool:

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FR8HOUND, what kind of assault rifles? Im a collector myself. Understood if youre sketchy about publicly announcing your treasured stash. And what states do you have those maps for? Id probably pay good money for a photocopy of one from my state.

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Railfan clubs

 

I have gotten some really good information from railfan clubs. They often have years and years of experience of watching/photographing trains, and know the tracks, yards, switches, etc. extremely well. Local model railroad shops sometimes have a multipurpose function as a supplier of model railroad stuff, railfan magazines, maps, etc., etc. And they are usually owned by long-time members of the local chapter of the National Railway Historical Society or some other group like that.

 

The local United Transportation Union or Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers union hall might be another place worth checking out. Tell them you've always dreamed of being a railroad engineer. All it takes is one good hook-up.

 

Stretch has friends who are MoW workers, train crewmen, etc. all over the U.S. As long as you have a positive attitude and aren't out obviously fucking shit up they will probably be friendly. Of course, if you are thuggin' in the rail yard, you are likely to get a somewhat less friendly response.

 

I used regular city maps, carefully highlighted all the rail lines, then carefully taped the creases with clear vinyl packing tape about three inches wide so they wouldn't tear. I wrote all the information I had on the map itself (names & locations of yards, towers, major junctions, known bull shacks, etc.) On the edges of the map, where the rail lines go "off the map", I researched where that line goes and wrote in destinations ("Shreveport", "New Orleans," etc.) You can figure a lot of it out for yourself, if you just use common sense.

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I'll have to agree with Kabar on that one..2 things come to mind, immediately, when I think of gaining rr info...1) hoboes, 2) railfans..

I got alot of info from both. sometimes I think both parties know more than some of the workers themselves, no shit..Kabar, if Stretch is still with you, tell him and Burl, Dave, from Pennsylvania said howdy, and that the camp construction looks good...

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FR8HOUND

 

Stretch and Burl are headed for Fulton, KY--the town there has a big junction and is friendly to tramps, plus there is a "permenant" jungle there. A tramp that is in prison in Texas right now, Big Tex, (not to be confused with our buddy Texas Mad Man) has a permenant jungle shack there, if the revengeful tramp he beat up with a dog stick hasn't burned it down already (as he threatened to do.)

 

Stretch got sidetracked en route to Amory, MS, and wound up spending three days stuck down a dead-end industrial feed to a big paper mill. Eventually they caught a train back up out of there, but Stretch was pretty pissed off. I'm not sure how they wound up down in the swamp--I guess he was asleep when the train took the switch off the Main.

 

Anyway, he's rolling again---headed for Fulton.

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Ok Kabar, thanks, I was checking out his latest notes on Frans, hobo minstrel site. I'm sure I'll see him back up here late spring, early summer..He owes me a tour ride up to Maine and back, on the old Lehigh line..plus I got a ton of Pawnie Bills beef jerky, for Burl..thanks sir, have a good day.

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i think people wanted something more detailed...^^^ but nice try

AAA has pretty good maps but i dont think there are any sites besides terrafly and tha other one that have photografic image maps

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