If you need to contact me, for whatever reason, please do not hesitate to do so. I will be happy to answer any questions you have or even chat about trains, which I always enjoys doing!  Also, if you have any suggestions about how to improve the site, see a minor error here or there, and/or have an idea for a new topic please let me know as I am more than willing to hear them all (especially if you see a correction which needs made). I am always looking to improve things here at American Rails and your input is greatly appreciated.

In any event, just fill out the basic contact information below and I will get back to you (if need be) as soon as possible (usually within the same day). Thanks so much and I appreciate you stopping in at I hope to see you back soon!  Thanks again for your interest in and visiting American Rails, it is much appreciated; I hope to see you here often! Take care and best regards,

~ Adam Burns

Genealogy Researchers Please Read!

If you are researching a relative's career history in the railroad industry you may want to contact the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board as there is little assistance I can provide regarding such questions. The Board keeps records on workers dating back to the early 20th century and they are the most likely source to have the information you are seeking.  If you are requesting documents prior to the early 1900s the Board likely does not have them on file. Please be aware that the Board requires a fee for any research done on your behalf.

Job Searchers Please Note!

If you are inquiring to a railroad about a possible position please take note that you cannot do so through this website. I receive many e-mails regarding employment and there is simply little help I can provide, except to locate contact information for you.

Business-To-Business Inquiries!

If you are a business attempting to contact a railroad regarding moving freight or locating a rail car please know that you will not reach them through this contact page (your e-mail will come to I receive many e-mails about questions pertaining to a business's rail shipments and there is simply little I can do to help, you will need to locate the contact information for the railroad in question. If you do need help locating contact information, however, I will do what I can to help.

Historic Railroad Item Values!

If you are researching the value of historic railroad items in your collection, anything from old lanterns and locks to paper tickets and menus, please visit the website  I often receive e-mails wanting to know the value of an item.  I apologize but I can provide little help on the subject and specializes in that very arena.  Hopefully, they can provide answers to your questions.


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