RailSwap.org -- 16,000+ Ads Since 1998



To post ads, you must first pass a test. This is an easy test: send your complete contact information (name, company name, phone, email, physical address) and briefly and clearly why you want to use this site, using this CONTACT link.

If you ask "how do I register to use the site?" or do not send all the above information, you have flunked the test. Your message will be ignored and deleted.

At least 50% of people fail this test, which is astonishing.


Frequently Asked Questions


Why does my ad say "FREE"?


Perhaps because you have entered a price of 0. If you leave the price field BLANK, the price is the ad will say "Contact Seller".


Why does my ad say "Contact Seller" for the price?


Perhaps because you left the price field BLANK. If you enter 0 in the price field, the ad will say "FREE". If you enter a number, the ad will display that number as the price.


How do I see a seller's contact info... phone, website, etc? It's not in the ad!


Click on the highlighted name of the seller at the right side of the screen, in the Contact Seller box.


Why won't my profile UPDATE?


Have you filled in all required fields? A location is REQUIRED.


How do I post a WANTED ad instead of a FOR SALE ad?


There is a selection box in the Post Ad Form where you can choose "Offered" or "Wanted" as type of ad. Unfortunately, this information does not make it very visible that your ad is a WANTED ad, but we are working on that.


For now, you may also want to put WANTED in the headline of your ad so it is more visible.


I liked the old site format much better. Why can't we go back to that?


Quit whining. Build yourself a time machine, because there ain't no other way.



Do not put contact info in the main text body of ads. Put it in database fields where it belongs (i.e. name, address, phone, cell, email).

Violators may find their ads mysteriously disappear!