Portal:US Railways/Selected hotspot/Suggestions

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On this page we will discuss the locations that will eventually be displayed on Portal:US Railways as the selected railfan hotspot for the month.

Nominating hotspots

  1. Find a location that is good for railfanning in the United States; it does not need to have an article on Train Spotting World yet, but it would be nice if it did.
  2. In the nominations section below, add a third level section header with the location name as the section name (=== Hotspot location ===; if there is an article on the location, use a link to the article as the section title as in === [[Page title]] ===). Below this new header, add your reasons for nomination, making sure to include the current railroad operator(s) at the location, and sign your nomination with ~~~~.

Supporting and objecting

  • If you approve of a location, write "Support" followed by your reasons.
    • A nomination is considered a vote in support, so nominators don't need to add another vote to their nominations.
  • If you oppose a nomination, write "Oppose" followed by the reasons for your objection. Where possible, objections should provide a specific rationale that can be addressed.
    • To withdraw an objection, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.


Homewood Railroad Park, Illinois

A recently built railfan park across the tracks from the Metra station. Slambo (Speak) 12:26, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Folkston Railfan Platform, Georgia

I am constantly seeing references to this location. Slambo (Speak) 12:26, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Sullivan's Curve, California

A location on Cajon Pass that was named after a railfan. Slambo (Speak) 12:26, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Tower 55, Texas

This is another interlocking location that I've always heard about as a great hotspot. Slambo (Speak) 16:12, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Horseshoe Curve, Pennsylvania

Built by PRR, then operated by Conrail and now NS, this line still hosts a lot of trains daily. Slambo (Speak) 16:12, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

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