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Excursion Trains
CNJ 774 Excursion Train
A Green Frog video clip of the CNJ 774 steam excursion, July 11, 1954.
East Broad Top Railroad
Homepage of the East Broad Top RR, a tourist line in PA that John first visited in the early 1950s.
Strasburg Rail Road
Preserved PRR equipment and excursions, near Lancaster, PA.
Camden Terminal Enginehouse
Historical photos and diagrams of the Camden Terminal Enginehouse.
Columbus Railroads
Historic railroad photos, stories, and articles on Columbus, OH., railroads.
A very active railroad photography website covering the Heartland of America.
The site of the North Western Illinois Chapter NRHS site. John is an active NWI-NRHS member.
A link to John Dziobko photos featured on Railpictures.net
Richard Stevens Photo Site
Richard Stevens is a rail photographer who John met while on a steam chase in Turkey during the 70s. Here is his steam photography from around the world.
Prototype Information
Altoona Works
A website that focuses on locomotives built, rebuilt, and completed at the Altoona Machine Shops through the years.
The official homepage for Amtrak.
Appalachian Railroad Modeling
The website for prototype modelers of coal hauling railroads.
Chicago Rail Junctions
An in-depth look at some of the busiest railroad locations in the Chicago/Northwestern Indiana area.
Chicago Railfan Info
Maps and info concerning railfanning at select locations in the Chicagoland area.
Classic Trains Magazine
Classic Trains magazine homepage. John has had numerous photos published by Classic Trains.
CNJ History
History of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, which John began photographing in 1948.
CP Ottawa West Roundhouse remembered
A blog with photos of the last years and days of the CP Ottawa West roundhouse.
Fox Valley Trolley Museum
The Homepage of the Fox Valley Trolley Museum in South Elgin, IL.
Horseshoe Curve Railfan Guide
A great place for info if you plan to fan the curve.
Katy Railroad Historical Society
Official site of the MKT Railroad
Keystone Crossings
Celebrating the late, great Pennsylvania RR and her ancestor and successor railroads.
Liberty: The Jersey Central Lines Today
The ghosts of the Jersey Central today live at this fine site.
Long Island Rail Road History
A history of the Long Island Rail Road, one of Johns favorite photo targets over the years.
National Railway Historical Society
Homepage of the NRHS. John has been a member of the NRHS for over 50 years.
New York Central System Historical Society
A Blogspot home of the NYC and their components. John will admit he is a PRR guy at heart but did make his visits to photograph the "green" team.
New York Railfan Sites
A guide to railfan locations in the Empire State.
Niagara Railway Museum
Dedicated to preserving the railroad history of the Niagara Region in Ontario, Canada.
Pennsylvania RR Technical & Historical Society
The home page of the PRRT&HS, preserving the heritage of the "Standard Railroad of the World" for future generations.
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Homepage for the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington, PA.
Pittsburgh Trolley System
Pittsburghers loved their Trolley system, and John photographed the Pittsburgh Trolley system on numerous occasions until it was bustituted in the mid 1960s. This site will help you identify routes and locations.
PRR The Broad Way
A Pennsylvania Railroad home page.
Railfan & Railroad Magazine
John is saddened by the loss of Harold Carstens, Railfan and Railroad founder, in 2009.
Railfire Photography of Jeff Hawkins
The rail photography of Jeff Hawkins
Rails In Virginia
A website dedicated to sharing photos, information, and history about railroad operations in the Commonwealth of Virginia both past and present.
Richard Leonard Steam Locomotive Archive
Dr. Richard Leonard's extensive archive of photographs taken of steam locomotives during the 1950's along with in depth commentary are featured at this excellent resource. Both Dr. Leonard and John Dziobko share membership in the North Western Illinois chapter NHRS.
Richmond, CA Pullman Shops
History of the Pullman Shops in Richmond, CA., where many cars of the SP passenger fleet were shopped.
Rock Island Technical Society
John moved to Davenport, Ia., in the mid 1970s and started to turn his attention to the soon-to-be-gone Rock Island. The RITs list keeps the Rock memories alive.
The Hudson & Manhattan (PATH) fleet
The history of the Hudson-Manhattan (tubes) fleet.
Twin Cities Railfan Guide
Railfanning hotspots in the Twin Cities.
Websites using Railfan Website Administration Tool
Photographic collection of Chip Sherman.
Ray Peacock's website where he posts a steady stream of excellent photos from the heartland of America. Check it out!
Railroad photos from Northern California

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