RSS Feeds

Subscribe to the Railway Association of Canada's RSS feeds to get rail updates delivered directly to your desktop.

What is RSS?
What problem does RSS solve?
Where can I find an RSS Reader?

To view RAC feeds in your RSS Aggregator:
1. Copy the URL/shortcut below that corresponds to the topic that interests you.
2. Paste the URL into your reader.

RAC News http://www.railcan.ca/news/rac/rss
Member News http://www.railcan.ca/news/member/rss
RAC Submissions http://www.railcan.ca/news/press/rss

 


 

What is RSS?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". It is a way to easily distribute a list of headlines, update notices and sometimes content to a wide number of people. It is used by computer programs that organize those headlines and notices for easy reading.

What problem does RSS solve?
Most people are interested in many websites whose content changes on an unpredictable schedule. Examples of such websites are news sites, community information pages, product information pages, medical websites and weblogs. Repeatedly checking each website to see if there is any new content can be very tedious.

Email notification of changes was an early solution to this problem. Unfortunately, when you receive email notifications from multiple websites, they are usually disorganized, can get overwhelming and are often mistaken for spam.

RSS is a better way to be notified of new and changed content. Notifications of changes to multiple websites are handled easily and the results are presented to you well organized and distinct from email.

Where can I find an RSS Reader?
There are many free RSS Readers (or aggregators) available on the Web. Some are Web-based applications that reside on remote servers and are managed via a web interface (Google Reader or Bloglines, for example), while others are installed applications that reside on your system. Plug-ins can be also installed that allow the integration of RSS feeds into other programs, such as operating systems and web browsers.

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