Research and Resources

Many sources and methods are used to research and organize information about trains, railroads, and history. Information from various media such as books, videos, and articles may be gathered using online maps, galleries, and notes.

My research notes reside on the RRX WIKI with complete sources and references.

RRXING on Google Maps

I’ve started creating a Google Map with pin points and old track routes. The USGS maps have been instrumental. RRXING on Google Maps


U.S. Geological Survey Web Site

I was reading Realistic Model Railroad Building Blocks the other day and the author, Tony Koester, suggests using Sanborn fire insurance maps and U.S. Geological Survey maps as a point of reference when researching track alignments and the layout of rail yards. The purpose of this is to make you aware of real world designs of tracks, junctions, […]