Railroad History

The history of the rail transport industry is a fascinating subject. As model railroaders, we often find ourselves doing an enormous amount of research into the prototype railroads' histories in order to more accurately model them. This section of The Rip Track will include articles of interest to railroad historians. These articles will be updated as new information becomes available, so please check back often for updates.

I will endeavor to make these articles as accurate as possible, but it is inevitable that mistakes will creep into the text. If you know of an error, please either add a comment to the article in question or contact me directly. I will do my best to act on the changes that need to be made in a timely manner.