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We've revamped this page to reflect links that are, shall we say, more current. With too many dead links, we feel its only right to rebuild this page. The previous page, for those of you who like to dig through dustry library shelves, are located at the bottom of his page and are as marked. Ratings and comments are my own. If you don't agree with my opinions, you can ether post them on our subway forum or on a different web site.

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New Regiosprinter links here
Funicular Subways

Fan Pages (General)
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Railfan Europe This used to be the European Railway server. It is still one of the most awesome rail sites on the web. A legacy web site for metro fans, it is comprehensive and accurate. The webmaster has written a series of books about metros and runs the Yahoo urban railways forum. Don't let the name fool you folks. This comprehensive and professional site is worldwide and will keep a subhead busy for hours on end.

World Tunnels

Old Link Pages

Personal Rail Pages
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Trolley,Interurban, and Subway Resources
ANAT - Association Neuchâteloise des Amis du Tramway A French/Swiss train fan society, with lots of images and information on subways and trams in France and worldwide. Update frequently.
Rob van der bijl's Light Rail Atlas great site, emphasis on Netherlands and Belgium
Trolleyana tram views of Asia from the early twentieth century
Streetcar Boy's home page good photos each month, mostly from North America, some vintage
Roger DuPuis' page, Trams Stop Here a compendium of info and photos on the systems in Toronto and, Pittsburgh
Allen Morrison's Latin American traction Lots of rare stuff! Highly recommended.
Robert Reynolds Subways/Transport Page Ultra-cool comprehensive page, worth ckecking out.
Eric Hjelme's Railroad Photo Archive An FTP site with many urban rail transport photos
TRAMWAY's Homepage Includes lots of hard to find photos and quite comprehensive, updated often
The New Electric Railway Journal Rarely updated
Joe Brennan's Rails and Transit Page Mostly NYC Subway with a few other links
STEAM ENGINE JOSEF STALIN Lotsa neat stuff much of it in Russian.
World Rail Transit List Comprehensive, text based
Trams on the World Wide Web Colin Seymoure's popular and comprehensive site on worldwide systems. Includes several specialized pages on UK systems
New England Transit Site Lots of good Boston information
Dave's Train Pictures A compendium of old streetcar system photos, mostly from the midwest US, and current photo collections of Chicago, St. Louis, Shaker Heights, Toronto, New Orleans and Pittsburgh (March 1988)
Jim Middleton's A new site offering links and a transit list.
Robert Schwandl's Pages and links on metros worldwide. The definitive source for metros worldwide
Michael Azima's Funicular Web magazine The best on funiculars.
Monorail Quick Links A good selection with images
Kenji Hojo's Streetcar Page is great. The coolest streetcar images from all over Japan. Hours worth of fun.
Jerry'sRailroad Photo Album (traction section) Several vintage US subway and trolley photos. Be sure to check out the archive at the bottom of the page.
The Train Brain- a visual simulation that's fascinating
Jon Bell's Transit Pages Mostly North America. Comprehensive with some great photos. A classic.


Some repetition from main sites, a sort of "best of". Will keep traction fans up all night. Heh heh.

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TrainWeb's Rail Related Web Sites
Transportation information from Travel.Com Links to various transit authority sites

The Subway Nut They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This site of fun photos of subway stops worldwide, with a strong emphasis on New York City, is sure to keep anyone in our fiold happy and busy.

The Transport Politic Rail systems and the bullshit that ensnares their inceptions and operations
Jane's Urban Transit List of international line mile ridership per mile for world LRT's and Metros
Leif Spanberg's Tramway Links Good stuff, often something new
Sergiy Pakhomov's transit maps from around the world Purely maps but very, very comprehensive
IRA - Italian Railfans
Kenji Hojo's Streetcar links Make a pot of coffee and send the Mrs. to Mom's for the night.
Mark Kavanaugh's Trolley, Streetcar, Transit and Railroad links Some great museum, US, and Japanese photos and links
Railserve's links Too many too list
Tramscape's tramway links
Links from Leif Spangberg's fine site
Routes International's worldwide links to public transit agencies Quite a few links.
APTA Web Site Index Web sites for transit systems all over the United States. Put on a pot of coffee. Very comprehensive.
Brian F. Case's Railroad Links Miscellaneous, random links. Add your own!
Transit Systems Worldwide  part of
Japanese subway links from No relation, site in Japanese only

  • Berlin Ubahn and tram movies from BVG - click on 'Fun' on the navigator bar

  • Automated People Mover Applications - A Worldwide Review
  • Transit Rider Home
  • The Mercurio Picture Gallery - Recent Additions

    Link Comments
    A New Era for APMs
     (Thanks to Philippe Berthe)
    American Underground Construction Association
    CAF projects include Bilbao, Hong Kong, Madrid and Mexico City
    CWA Construction people movers and funiculars
    DE Consulting
    GEC Alsthom's Home Page with a What's New section
    Gomaco will build you a new trolley.
    Hitachi Ltd
    Jakes Associates transportation consultants
    The Lagardere Group, makers of the VAL Good for news and press releases.
    Lamoreaux & McLendon Engineering consulting services for light rail and PRT
    Lea & Elliott Transportation planning firm. Good info, some pictures.
    LRT Association Current news and photos - a really cool site from the UK
    Otis Transportation's Home Page
    Beton- und Monierbau  Builder of subway tunnels, and pioneers of the New Austrian Tunneling Methid (now used worlwide)
    Parsons Brinkerhoff 4-D Imaging Rail Transit Projects
    Railway Technology Good information on systems in progress, including Oporto and Kuala Lampur
    Railway Gazette International News from around the world. Excellent news source.
    Severn-Lamb will custom build a train for you.
    Soule Transit Systems APM manufacturer
    Yantrak's Home Page  (APM builder)
    Dopplemeyr An Austrian APM builder
    Kinetsu Corporation Images galore
    Newlands & Company Visual simulations for LRT projects
    Railway Consultants list from Rob Armstrong
    WGH Transportation Engineering An English company that makes heritage trams and monorails. Have a look at the strange monorails.

    COMMERCIAL LINKS (Videos and Books)

  • Ron Carson's Train Station  - A Commercial Site. A few interesting photos.
  • Wolverine Videos
  • Trains Magazine
  • Die Strassenbahn Journal
  • Geranova (German), includes Strassenbahn Nahverkehr Magaine
  • Tramscape sells photos of European trams from their list
  • Trolleyville sells videos and accessories for trolley modelers
  • Trolley Talk Magazine - a bi-monthly for trolley fans

    From Giani Valentino:

    When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and when toast is
    dropped, it  always lands buttered side down. It was proposed to strap
    giant  slabs of hot buttered toast to the back of a hundred tethered
    cats;  the two opposing forces will cause the cats to hover, spinning
    inches above the ground. Using the giant buttered toast/cat array, a
    high-speed monorail could easily link New York with Chicago.

    The Weird and the Unexplainable
    Rating Link Comments
    Infiltration You've gotta see this, an on line magazine about exploring areas closed to the public
    Larry's Funicular very cute
    A neat subway poem by the great Earl Ron Hubbard
    What the hell is a River Subway?
    Williamson's Tunnels You have to read this one!
    Frederic Deltaire's Forgotten Subways An interesting compendium of "lost" subways, including the Crystal Palace Pneumatic Railway in Sydenham, England and the Beach Pneumatic Subway
    "Curiosities" from BS A Metro on the high seas?
    Rated "T" for "Tasteless" Freight Train Hopping A gross site only for the depraved
    Feeling downright mad about your rail hobby? Try the Militant Railfan Organization. Nicely done renegade page
    The Urban Adventure Site
    Zine Review Subway Surfer Don't try this at home.
    Flash Mountain Monorail Girl #1 X-Rated
    Not a subway but you've got to check out subtropolis A real underground commercial city

    A rumour going around: Could it be true?
    From CaptKopier

    The US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and the US railroads were built by English expatriates. Why did the English people build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that's the gauge they used.

    Why did "they" use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing. Okay! Why did the wagons use that odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing the wagons would break on some of the old, long distance roads, because that's the spacing of the old wheel ruts.

    So who built these old rutted roads? The first long distance roads in Europe were built by Imperial Rome for the benefit of their legions. The roads have been used ever since. And the ruts?   The initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagons, were first made by Roman war chariots.  Since the chariots were made for or by Imperial Rome they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing.

    Thus, we have the answer to the original questions. The United State standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches derives from the original specification  for an Imperial Roman army war chariot.

    Specs and Bureaucracies live forever. So, the next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse's ass came up with it, you may be exactly right. Because the Imperial Roman chariots were made to be just wide enough to accommodate the back-ends of two war horses.