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    Forums for the main topics of interest regarding railways in India.

    1. Information on the IRFCA forums, guidelines, and policies.

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    2. Topics of general interest regarding trains and their running, operational aspects, loco links, etc.

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    3. Reports of train sightings, off-links, surprises, rare routings, etc.

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    4. Train schedules, routing and timetable minutiae.

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    5. Railway technology and technical operational aspects: motive power, rolling stock, permanent way, signalling, etc.

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    6. Topics from the history of railways in India, heritage, and preservation.

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      1. Nostalgia

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    7. All kinds of trivia - superlatives, interesting facts, obscure details...

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    8. Modelling Indian trains. Building routes, activities and other related objects using Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS) or other simulators.

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      1. Modelling,
      2. Simulators

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    9. Current news items.

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      1. Local News,
      2. Budget

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    10. Links to pictures and videos taken during railfanning sessions.

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    11. This forum is now closed. Please post trip reports to General Discussions with the [TRIP] thread prefix.

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    12. Topics of economic policy and railway management.

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    13. A forum intended specifically for new members to ask questions and get answers from the more experienced members.

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    Other topics related to railways, the railfanning community and events, and diversions.

    1. Meet other railfans, arrange railfanning events, plan trips, etc.

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      1. IRFCA Conventions

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    2. Discussions of metro and subway systems, trams, light rail, monorails, elevated rail transit, and others distinct from the main IR network.

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    3. For discussion of techniques of railway photography.

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    4. Discussions that are off the principal subject of railways in India.

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    5. A forum to discuss IRFCA itself - the web site, the forums, suggestions for improvements, etc.

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      1. Site Updates

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