Tom Fassett's Rail Transfer Station - What's New - 2001
This is the "What's New" archive listing changes for 2001.
In an attempt to keep the "What's New" page from getting too
large, I will archive the older changes on a separate page and link from
the current "What's New" page.
I finally got around to
working some more on the Southern Pacific archives. I added most the
pictures I have for roster numbers in the 8000 and 9000 range. This
is the series populated mostly by tunnel motors, SD45s, GP60s and the
SD40M-2s that SP ordered from Morrison Knudson in 1993. The SD40M-2s
(and a few U33Cs) are here.
The SD40T-2s are here.
I also got a good representation going of roster numbers in the 9000
series, found here.
These are mostly SD45s and SD45T-2s, as well as a few GP60s.
Site: Rail Transfer Station II
As my rule for this site is that it contains only my original content (or
property), I have started a new site called Rail Transfer Station II for
all the wonderful stuff others send me, as well as my own stuff (when
applicable). There is not a whole lot of content here yet but I will
be adding to it as time goes along.
Due to work travel, I have been unable to work on the site until
now. A lot has happened in the interim. I have been from the
West coast to the East coast twice (driving). I was also working in
Manhattan on September 11th. The terrible incidents in New York and
Washington forced me to cut this business trip short as the company I was
working for is is in lower Manhattan and was forced to close. I then
rejoined my company's industrial show tour in Philadelphia (a week
earlier than planned) but the show was cancelled, again due to the events
in New York. I drove home from Philly but didn't feel much like
"railfanning" so I got few pictures. I also have not felt
much like working on the site recently (as you can imagine). I did
get a few pictures as I was "fleeing" New York, taken out the
back of my truck window. As I have had numerous requests from
individuals who want to view them, I have placed them on a temporary page here.
OK, I know it's been a while since the last update but I have been working
on the other sites.
The Railmap site is up but without content. This site depends on
input from others so I am going to start soliciting information.
Here is the URL: http://railmap.railspot.com
Aug. 21, 2001
ATSF page In
my ongoing effort to avoid facing the daunting task of finishing or
updating the SP, SSW and UP rosters, I created an ATSF diesel page.
This listing is by no way complete but at least it has a few dozen
whole bunch of links. Cleaned up some old references. Added
text labels and links to many, many title pictures (like the one
above). Added the "More to Come" banner to most of the static pages
with an email link so visitors can let me know if they would like me to
put aside some other planned updates and concentrate on these pages.
I only have so much time and I tend to forget about all the various pages
tucked away here and there. You decide what is important... :- )
I am moving
most of the entries on the Arizona
Railroads page (due to lack of space on
Trainweb). Currently, the links on this page point to the roster
pictures in various locations around the site. I will restore and
update the pages for the various Arizona railroads (including the
clickable maps) as soon as they are living comfortably in their new
look of this page. It was a couple of days old already--it was
due... :- )
an animation link page A page
which lists all the animations on this site in one place, with links to
page will be added to as I get time to do more animations.
Aug. 17, 2001
a Right of Way graphics page This
page will be added to as I get time to do more pictures--usually when I'm
bored and sitting in a hotel room with nothing on the tube... :-
BNSF page I
wiped out the old dysfunctional BNSF page and created a new one more like
the other rosters. The old one had been languishing since the early
days of this site and hadn't been updated in some time.
Unfortunately, I have once again exceeded my quota for space on Trainweb
and must beg for more or find room elsewhere for the BNSF pictures.
Either way, it HAS to be better than what it was...
broken or inoperable links. Found some, fixed 'em...
Aug. 16, 2001
a "Statement of Purpose" page This
page explains my philosophy about why I do this and what I intend to
accomplish with this site.
From now on when someone asks me why I waste time on
this stuff, I will direct them here... :- )
the "less than accurate" but cool Gyralite animation at the top
of this page. Most SP diesels of the 1980s had a red Gyralite in
this location (model 17540 or 17570, I believe), with the white Gyralites
at the top of the cab (model 20585 from what I witnessed most
often). But, I figured "what the heck--it was my first attempt
at animation anyway..."
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