I've spent the last week or so reading through some really great model railroad blogs and wanted to quickly share them with you.
The first of which is Bernie Kempinski's amazing Civil War era model railroad. His modeling is outstanding and his blog is extremely detailed, interesting and entertaining. Here is a railroad that is about as opposite of what I am modeling as you can get and I found that I was absolutely riveted to his blog. (I was up till 3:00 in the morning reading it on my iPad in bed.)
Next up is a series of really awesome picture heavy articles of various historical New York city railroad spots including 28th street yard, Harlem Transfer, Rikers Island, and many many more. The research is exhaustive and the gentleman "Phil" who gathered the information should be commended for his work. I find it so interesting that I am eyeing a spot in the corner of my basement that would make a perfect location for an N-Scale 28th street yard...
Finally, we have the website for a Model Railroad that is in my mind, the gold standard of the type of small, freelanced railroad modeling that inspires me and that is the Washington Northern by Kevin Kiettke. His site is so beautiful and so much fun to explore. I highly recommend everyone take a look at the amazing work that is on display on Kevin's site.