New Year, New Look for The Cross-Tie

The Cross-Tie, celebrating its third anniversary in 2005 has been redesigned inside out.

“I’m very excited about the publication heading into its third year,” Publisher Todd DeFeo said. “We have some great ideas and this redesign is the first of many to come.”

The Cross-Tie, published by, a site, first appeared in January 2003. Ten issues were publised that year and another 12 followed in 2004.

The publication has also switched to an eight-page standard issue.

In January, The CrossTie will publish its first Railfanning Guide, a free supplement sent to subscribers of the newsletter.

“We hope this will be an annual publication,” DeFeo said of the Railfanning Guide. “We hope it’s something railfans — whether they be novice or experienced — can enjoy and use in their escapades.”

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