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CATEGORIES IN A-Z ORDER

 

AIR-RAIL LINKS: THE TRAIN TO THE PLANE (Texas airports listed first)

Dallas Love Field (DART Rail)      DFW International Airport (DART Rail)

DFW International Airport (Trinity Railway Express – TRE)

Atlanta GA      Baltimore/Washington Light Rail       MARC Trains     Amtrak

Burbank CA Bob Hope Metrolink    Chicago O’Hare        Chicago Midway

Cleveland Hopkins     Denver      Miami MetroRail       Miami Tri-Rail

Milwaukee Mitchell     Minneapolis/St Paul

Newark         New York Kennedy

Oakland CA    Philadelphia     Phoenix     Portland OR

Providence RI     St Louis Lambert     San Francisco

Seattle / Tacoma    South Bend IN (South Shore Line)

Washington DC Reagen

 

AMTRAK TEXAS INTERCITY SERVICE
 Amtrak Texas Eagle / Sunset Limited
Heartland Flyer (ODOT/TXDOT Partnered service)Track your Amtrak train with this link

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING  / RAIL PROGRAMS
University of Illinois     Michigan Tech     Penn State

Texas Southern University     University of Tennessee

University of Denver Intermodal Transportation Institute

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley       University of Wisconsin

 

 FEDERAL RAIL AGENCIES
Federal Railroad Administration Home Page

Region 5 – Fort Worth Texas

Federal Transit Administration

 

HIGH SPEED RAIL PROJECTS (in progress)
All Aboard Florida  (Private Enterprise)

California High Speed Rail Authority  (Public Project)

Texas Central Railway  (Private Enterprise)

 

INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS

Association of American Railroads (AAR)

OneRail

Southwest Association of Rail Shippers

 

MODEL RAILROADING
North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs

Texas Western Model Railroad Club

Model Railroad Clubs

Model Railroads and Freight Cars

 

OPERATION LIFESAVER

Operation Lifesaver – Texas

Texas Operation Lifesaver Facebook Page

 

PASSENGER RAIL OPERATORS
Amtrak      Association of Independent Passenger Rail Operators

First America     Herzog Transit Services     Iowa Pacific

Keolis     Transdev

 

RAIL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS
Arkansas Association of Railroad Passengers

Colorado Rail Passenger Association

Light Rail Now (Austin, Texas based)

Louisiana Association of Railroad Passengers

National Association of Railroad Passengers

Northern Flyer Alliance

Oklahoma Passenger Rail Association

Passenger Rail Oklahoma

RailPAC (California and Nevada)

Texas Association of Railroad Passengers

Texas Eagle Marketing & Performance Organization (TEMPO)

 

RAIL HISTORY / RAIL MUSEUMS

Galveston Railroad Museum

Museum of the American Railroad  – Frisco Texas

Red River Railroad Museum – Denison Texas

Rosenberg Railroad Museum

Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

Texas Heritage Railroading Museum – Houston

Texas Interurban Railway (Dallas & Kaufman Counties)

Texas State Historical Association

Texas State Railroad / Rusk to Palestine

 

RAIL NAYSAYERS & NIMBY’s
Congressman Joe Barton (anti-high speed rail)

Congressman Kevin Brady (anti-high speed rail)

Criticism of Rail and Counterpoints – APTA

Kyle Workman – Texans Against High Speed Rail

No Texas High Speed Rail

Randall O’Toole

Texans Against High Speed Rail

Wendell Cox

 

RAILROAD COMPANIES
BNSF Railway      Fort Worth Western Railroad

Kansas City Southern

South Orient Railroad (Texas Pacifico Transportation)

Texas Central Railway     Texas Railroad Association

Texas Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

TNW Railroads     Union Pacific Railroad

Watco Companies

 

RAILROAD PROJECTS / VIDEOS

TxDOT – Reviving the South Orient Railroad

TXDOT – Tower 55 Project wins AASHTO Award

TXDOT – WebTRIMS (Texas Railroad Information Management System (Railroad Crossing Identification)

 

 

RAILROAD PUBLICATIONS
Progressive Railroading

Railroad Track & Structures

Railway Age

Trains (subscription required)

 

RAILROAD TECHNOLOGY
Positive Train Control – AAR

Positive Train Control – Federal Railroad Administration

RailwayTechnology.com Reference Site

 

RAILROAD TERMINOLOGY
CSX Railroad Dictionary

Railroad Glossary and Terms

Railroad Slang

Union Pacific Railroad Terms

 

RAILROAD UNIONS
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees

Transport Workers Union

United Transportation Union

 

REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES
Alamo Area Council of Governments

Capitol Area Council of Governments

Houston-Galveston Area Council

North Central Texas Council of Governments

 

 

SOUTHWESTERN RAIL CONFERENCE
2017 Conference – January 12,13 – Dallas

2016 Conference – January 21,22 – Dallas

Previous conference highlights

 

 STUDIES – Texas
 Heartland Flyer Study – Texas A&M Transportation Institute

State of U.S. Passenger Rail – Texas

Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study (TxDOT-FRA)

Texas Rail Plan 2016 – Texas Department of Transportation

 

STATE TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES – RAIL
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Oklahoma Department of Transportation – Rail Programs Division

New Mexico Department of Transportation – Transit and Rail Division

Texas Department of Transportation – Rail Division

 

 

TOURIST RAILROADS
Austin Steam Train

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Jefferson Railway

Texas State Railroad – Palestine

TRAIN BOOKS, BLOGS & VIDEOS
 www.trainsandtravel.com/ a rail travel blog by Jim Loomis

 

TRAIN TRAVEL (Public and Private)
American Association of Private Rail Car Owners

America By Rail

Trains and Travel with Jim Loomis

Rail Travelogues

Railroad Passenger Car Alliance (RPCA)

 

TRANSIT AGENCIES – RAIL
Austin Capitol Metro

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA – “A” Train)

Houston Metro Rail

TEXRail

Trinity Railway Express (Dallas/Fort Worth)

 

TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
Austin

Dallas

Houston