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Welcome to ObservationCar, one of the longest running internet discussion groups about railroad photography, writing, books, and publications. Here you may discuss all forms of railroad photography, railroading in mainstream media; world- wide railfan publications from the biggest (TRAINS) to regional publications such as Railpace Newsmagazine; railroad books; railfan websites; and a potpourri of subjects including places to eat on the road, the use of radio frequency scanners, trip reports, railroad-related music, et cetra.
Train spotting reports are not acceptable postings.

Strong opinions and a sense of humour are encouraged. There are no sacred cows; anything related to the list is fair game. List members MUST sign their full name (and geographic location) to their posts, an ObsCar tradition. The usual netiquette rules apply: no personal attacks, no posting virus warnings, etc., and anyone who posts commercial spam will be banned without warning.

List members include photographers Garland McKee and Scott Lothes; magazine editors Steve Barry and Jim Wrinn; writers Kevin Scanlon and Charles Freericks; and others including Garland McKee and Kent Staubus who love railroad photography and writing. Some folks come here to learn; most stay to enjoy the debate and discussion. Many members say this is the farthest ranging railroad discussion group on the Internet, something we work hard to maintain. The "ObsCar" occasionally detours up the Off-Topic Branch, but we return to the Observation Car in a day or two. One list member summed it up best: "ObsCar is like sitting around with your friends, talking about the hobby over pizza and beer." If that sounds like something *you'd" enjoy, join the party!
Your List Owners are Paul Schneider and Mike Tisdale.
Moderators Sam Carlson, Bryce Lee

Photo: SP Stanford and Virginia City on Amtrak CZ, Casa Loma, California, Donner Pass, Feb 1987, Mike Tisdale photo

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  • This is a restricted group.
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  • Membership requires approval.
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  • All members can post messages.

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