- New York Central Sysem Historical Society
- Canada Southern – extensive collection of CASO and NYC information by Terry Link
New York Central (systemwide)
- RR Picture Archives
- Fallen Flags and Other Railroad Photos George Elwood’s large photo site’s NYC collection
- Randy Masales Collection – 1960s NYC photos from Ontario and Western New York
Boston & Albany
- NE Railroad Photos – Bob Arnold’s photo site. In addition to Bob’s contemporary work of CSX and Amtrak on the B&A, it includes B&A images from Bob’s father Al, from the 1930s and 40s, as well as Tad Arnold’s large photo collection of 1960s NYC action around Worcester. The work covers New England beyond the B&A as well.
- John Barriger Library B&A photo collection from early 1960s inspection trips when Barriger was president of the P&LE and an NYC director
- NERAIL Photo Archive
- Historic New England – The society’s library contains the Boston & Albany corporate photo collection from approximately 1890 to 1920.
- Beverly Historical Society – home of the Walker Transportation Collection a research library housing over 200,000 photographs, with a strong focus on New England railroads
- Richard Leonard
- Boston & Albany Steam Locomotives – Edward Ozog
- Boston & Albany and South Station – The Boston Athenaeum’s collection of circa 1900 photos of B&A’s Boston facilities before and during the construction of South Station
Beyond the Railroad
- Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS) – allows you to search the Massachusetts Historical Commission database for information on historic properties. This includes stations, bridges, industries and other trackside structures.
- Worcester Historical Museum – not much railroad material, but a great resource for researching Worcester’s industrial history.
Maps, Track Charts and Other Stuff
- Track Charts of the Boston & Albany – a 1950 track chart of the main line, along with a corresponding system map
- National Militant Railfan Organization – track charts, photos and data packs for purchase. Volumes 1, 6 and 12 have significant B&A collections
- Library of Congress – Sanborn Fire Insurance map collection
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Real Estate Atlas Digitization Project
- Historic Aerials – online map system with topographical maps and aerial photography
- US Geological Survey – use Historic Aerials to find what you want and then download the original images here without the watermark
- Hathitrust Digital Library – online source of some volumes of ICCs old traffic data publications, including those from the 1% waybill sample. Search for “Carload Waybill Statistics” and “Freight Commodity Statistics”.
- Hub Division – The National Model Railroad Association’s Boston area division.
Blogs/Social Media I Follow
- Central Vermont Railway Marty McGuirk’s blog
- Modeling the C&NW in Milwaukee in 1957 – Charles Hostetler
- Milan Branch Scott Thornton’s layout based on an Iowa Interstate branch near the Quad Cities.
- Modeling the SP Tony Thompson
- The Niagara Branch Hunter Hughson’s Penn Central North Tonawanda, NY layout
- New Britain Station – Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954 by Randy Hammill.
- New York Central Fangroup Facebook Group
- Notes on Designing, Building and Operating Model Railroads, by Eric Hansman. Eric models the W&LE in Wheeling, WV during the 1920s.
- OST Publications blog by Mike Cougill, a Proto 48 modeler with great insight to the artistic side of prototype modeling.
- Port Rowan in 1:64 – Trevor Marshall’s S scale study of a Canadian National Railways branch in Ontario – in its twilight years
- Promoting Attainable Excellence – Lance Mindheim
- Prototype Railroad Topics – By Ted Culotta, proprietor of Speedwitch Media
- Resin Car Works
- Railroad Prototype Modeler by John Golden who is modeling the M&StL at Ackley, IA during the 1950s.
- Tracking the Light by photographer and author Brian Solomon
- The Valley Local – Chris Adams’ New Haven’s Connecticut Valley Line layout