AANW encourages regional connections and discussions through social media. is operated by AANW, and features "discussions about long-distance, passenger and freight rail networks for economic, environmental and equity benefits (" It has no advertising, and is an open-source "federated" site, meaning that anyone with a Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica, Misskey or Hubzilla account can participate. Or you can create your own free account at

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Rail chat at! Discussing a vision for a comprehensive, long-distance, passenger and freight rail network, with seamless connections to other modes of transportation, to create economic, environmental and equity benefits.