If you've ever wondered what a "hogger" is, or why railroads have "gladhands", the PSRM FAQ page is ready to roll to answer your questions.
The PSRM FAQ Page
If you can't find your answer here, please send us a note and we will do our best to assuage your curiosity.
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Museum Location Map and driving directions to the Museum's Campo Facility
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Definitions Railroad Terms and Jargon Rulebook General Code of Operating Rules Boilers and Engines "Locomotive Boilers and Engines" A Practical Treatise on Locomotive Boilers and Engine Design, Construction, and Operation History Railroad History and Milestones San Diego History San Diego Area Railroad History DOT Library ICC Rail Accident Reports, 1911 through 1994 Air Brakes Description and History Air Brake Controls The 6 and 26L Brake Stands Track Gauge Why is Standard Gauge Standard? Whyte system The system for describing steam locomotive wheels Glass Balls The Mystery of the Glass Balls Casey Jones What's with this Casey Jones feller anyway? Hostling How to bootstrap a steam locomotive (or one reason why railroads stopped using steam) Diesel Fundamentals A beginning tutorial on the Diesel-Electric locomotive 10 Commandments EMD's humorous Ten Commandments of Diesel maintenance Diesel Facts and Fables Humor from an early EMD instruction booklet Diesel Locomotive Manual Tom Gardner and George Elwood's wonderful collection of manuals Railroad Couplers Descriptions and videos showing how couplers work EMD Diesel Engines A collection of facts and photos of EMD Diesel engines and locomotives
Designed by Lew Wolfgang, this page last updated 05/28/2011