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  • noun Plural form of railfan.


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  • The latter are his passion, one shared by the uniformed crew of "railfans" operating the vintage three-car trains between Richland, Atlantic County, and Tuckahoe, Cape May County.

    Phillies Zone

  • Engineers letting kids, friends or "railfans" into a locomotive's cab was fairly common decades ago, he said.

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  • Engineers letting children, friends or "railfans" into a locomotive's cab was fairly common decades ago, he said. Headlines

  • Whether these are acceptable arrangements is an open question, but it is important to be honest, lest you put yourself in league with the greens and railfans, who engage in this type of chicanery quite frequently.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Update on Rail Subsidies

  • What's not so funny is that Biden and his fellow railfans want the federal government not just to continue its wasteful subsidies for Amtrak--an average of $32 per passenger, and much higher outside the Northeast corridor, the only place the system makes a profit--but to build a vast new nationwide network of high-speed trains, at a cost of $500 billion or so before cost overruns and future operating subsidies.

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  • By the way, I actually posted a question here on MexConnect 3 years ago asking if there were any other model railroaders of railfans in MexConnect.


  • There are some modelers, and a bunch of railfans, but if you think we make up a small percentage of the population in the U.S. and Canada, you ain't seen nothin 'yet.


  • Only a small percentage were railfans (it was easy to spot the foamers).

    Live Steam Locomotive in Mexico

  • I know there aren't many (any) railfans among the regulars here, but since I enjoyed the experience I thought I'd post a short report on our latest trip, just to share.

    Live Steam Locomotive in Mexico

  • While the trustees met for their election, railfans looked through books, scrapbooks, and photos at the front and cookies and punch were available.

    Living in Dryden: May 2004 Archives


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