Links to online maps and sites about mapping, historical and contemporary.
What is GIS?
USGS Aerial Imagery
University of Connecticut Libraries Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC)
University of Connecticut Libraries Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
University of Texas at Austin - Perry Castaneda Library Map Collection
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center Railroad Collection
Veryspatial.com Contemporary Mapping and Spatial Technology Blog
Outside The Neatline Geography Blog
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Library of Congress Railroad Maps Collection 1828-1900
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library
Free Geospatial Data at Libre Map
Small Scale Global Vector and GIS data at Natural Earth
Links to online historical sites that may include photos & text.
Library of Congress
National Atlas - History of Railroads
Full View Google Books on the History of Railroads
Lehigh Valley Railroad
Lehigh Valley Railroad Historical Society
Knox College - Railroads in the Midwest: Early Documents and Images
Irish Railway Record Society
Railway & Locomotive Historical Society
National Archives - "Riding the Rails Up Paper Mountain: Researching Railroad Records in the National Archives "Cass Scenic Railroad - Cass, W.V.
Links to modelling resources that I have found useful. This is not a complete list of modelling resources, but those I use frequently that you may find useful as well. Remember, I'm new!
All Guage Model Railroading Page - Thor Trains
National Model Railroad Association - Beginners
World's Greatest Hobby
Building Your Model Railroad
Postwar Lionel Trains Library
Armadillo & Western RailRoad Co. - Great resource for custom wiring
Carl Arendt - Micro/Small Layouts for Model Railroads
Custom Monsterpieces - Al Mayo
Evert's Model Railroad Page - The Bob Ross of Model Railroad Scenery Construction
Model Trains Yard
The Model Railways Shunting Puzzles Website
Precision Labels Riverside Yard Online Switching Puzzles
Clever Models LLC
Model Railroad Hobbyist - Blogs, Online magazine, Links to additional information, Free
Updated occasionally, but the last addition to this page was on: October 07, 2011.