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Trains on Location

By | December 28, 2017

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In this free, 40-page download, we explore some of the most complex railroad locations in the United States. With multiple tracks, rough terrain, and dense traffic, these spots make for some great train-watching locations.

Download this free guide to read about:

  • Horseshoe Curve, Conrail’s mountainous railroad with multiple track tunnels and steep grades
  • The Chicago Racetrack, Burlington Northern’s high-density, triple-track route
  • Tehachapi Pass, linking northern and southern California through harsh terrain
  • The heart of the Wisconsin Central, where two dozen trains a day run on the CTC-equipped Chicago main line
  • Colorado’s joint line, offering plenty of BNSF and UP action along the Front Range of the Rockies.

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16 thoughts on “Trains on Location

  1. What a great free benefit. On an otherwise slow (i.e. boring) day, suddenly, I’m engaged in reading a wonderful publication, with great maps and photographs. Thank you Trains!!!

  2. Tried to download files. started to download and then froze. tried several times same situation.
    M. Stewart

  3. Downloaded fine for me. Make sure you’re on as fast & stable connection as you can get as it is a large file. Thanks to Trains for making this content available, gives me more locations to try for Railfanning.

  4. My download also froze using Internet Explorer, so I copied the link into Google Chrome and it downloaded without any problem.

  5. While so much has changed since these articles were first written, they still make for excellent reading.

  6. Thanks for the download. Interesting to be forced to realize that the 90’s are becoming long ago…

  7. Back in late 70’s I saw the Horseshoe curve in action when I was visiting my sister who was living near there at the time. I was in awe when I saw it and still remember it today. I often wonder what it was like to to go around that curve by train. Growing up in Chicago was another remembrance of being near trains.


  8. It’s a wonderful book. I am very appreciated that although I am far away from US (I am in Taiwan), I can still have the most updated information from you.

  9. TRAINS team, thank you very much BRILLIANT -hope Cajon and Mullan will follow -planning a trip to US and will go to many of these places in the west -there are many wonderful videos on youtube (some even with drones) about those locations

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