CarrTracks, the leading website for western historical train symbol
information. I have been producing freight train history, blocking, and
schedule books since 1984. I hope some of the information posted here
helps you enjoy this great hobby. There are over 3,000 pages on
this site, so make sure you bookmark this page so you can come back
I live in Dallas, Texas. This website is hosted by
CrossSpot in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Thanks to all that have
purchased my books and videos. I want to keep this website free for the
enjoyment of railfans everywhere. Your purchases help me pay the bills for
maintaining this website.
My interest is in railroad freight train operations and
photography, primarily the Santa Fe, BNSF, Burlington Northern, Union
Pacific, and Southern Pacific. See the about page for more information
about me and my connections with the railroads.
library contains articles on railroad operations where you will find
interesting content and good illustrations. Right now, the three largest
articles are on the Burlington Northern, Southern Pacific and Union
Pacific. A smaller article covers hot intermodal trains on the Santa Fe.
There is also an article to help model railroaders dream up realistic
names for their towns, industries, and trains. You can click on most of
the small pictures to display a larger image and get additional
information. Please remember that all of the photos are copyrighted by
CarrTracks and should not be used without permission.
The CarrTracks train
picture gallery is divided into sections of pictures. Most sections are arranged
in geographical order. The picture pages have been chained together so you can
easily view all of the pictures in a particular section. There are over 6,600 pictures in the Gallery.
I have updated all of the pictures in the Gallery after rescanning my old slides with a new scanner. All photos are then burned on a CD. Each photo CD contains 40 high resolution pictures and 40 lower resolution pictures that you see here on the
website. See the disk number on the picture page. I just added a page on
BNSF train schedules for 2012 to the library.
Sales from items in this section help pay for the cost of this website and keep it free as a resource to
This site is not
intended to compete with other fine railfan sites. See the CarrTracks
links page for other railfan sites.
CAUTION: Of the 2,951 pages on this site, there are
2,511 pages that may take more than 30 seconds to load if you are on a
very slow modem. The number of slow pages is getting higher due to larger picture
sizes. Pictures that had been around 50K are now 100K or larger.
There are 27,985 links on this site with 44 links to
other sites. As much as I've tried to make sure that all of these links
work, things break. Please let me know of any dead links you discover
while surfing the CarrTracks website. I will be most grateful and you will
be helping your fellow web surfers.
Let me know what you think of
CarrTracks. If you have a website and would like to exchange links email
john underscore carr at wycliffe dot org
If you are getting junk mail from CarrTracks, it is not coming from this site. Spammers are
using my domain name illegally. I have already tried to stop this, but there is no way for
me to trace where this stuff is coming from.
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