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ATHENS, Ga. – After spending much of 2006 on hiatus, The Cross-Tie, Railfanning.org’s e-zine, will resume publication beginning in January. The Cross-Tie publishes items of general railroad interest, including industry news and features. The publication debuted in January 2003. “I’m excited about the return of The Cross-Tie,” Publisher Todd DeFeo said. “I’ve been busy making a lot of changes to Railfanning.org in 2006, including moving the site to its own server and completing a total redesign. “I also have some changes planned for The Cross-Tie that will fit in nicely with our new site,” DeFeo added. “In the upcoming year,
Welcome to the all-new Railblog. We’re making some changes here and appreciate your patience as we transition the Web page from the harpblaster.net server to the separate Railfanning.org site. Please note any addresses that begin with railfanning.harpblaster.net will be changed to railfanning.org if they have not already. So, be sure to change your bookmarks. Be sure to check back over the next month. We have a lot of changes we plan on introducing. In the meantime, Happy Railfanning. – Todd DeFeo, Editor Railfanning.org
ATHENS, Ga. – Railfanning.org’s Cross-Tie publication, a monthly e-zine distributed freely to subscribers, has completed three years of publication. The e-zine completed three years with its December issue, which featured a cover story about Amtrak’s current woes. Starting with issues in 2005, the e-zine added its wreck roundup, a listing of major wrecks from the past month. The e-zine also started a monthly trackside profile. Railfanning.org posts regular news updates on its News Wire web page. The monthly e-zine is available on Railfanning.org and through Train Kept A-Rollin’ – its Yahoo Group, which is open to the public. The e-zine
ATLANTA – Railfanning.org has launched www.thecrosstie.com, a website for the e-zine The Cross-Tie. The Cross-Tie began its online publication in January 2003 and 10 issues were released in its first year. Five issues have been released to date in 2004. “This is a big step for The Cross-Tie,” Publisher Todd DeFeo said. “This web site will give people the opportunity to easily access the e-zine’s official web page.” Railfanning.org posts regular news updates on its News Wire web page. The monthly e-zine is available on Railfanning.org and through Train Kept A-Rollin’ – its Yahoo Group, which is open to the
With the January 2004 edition, The Cross-Tie marks an anniversary — one year. In January 2003, The Cross-Tie published its first issue with a cover story about the Feb. 8, 1868, strike on the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville Railroad. Nine issues were subsequently published, containing railroad-related news and features. Inside this issue, a recap of the 10 issues of The Cross-Tie published in 2003 is presented. Also, in December, Railfanning.org launched a new message board, allowing registered users to post their opinions on railroad-related topics. The new message board, which launched Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, is available by logging onto
Marietta, Ga. – An updated website chronicles railroad activity in this metropolitan Atlanta town. Also included on the site – http://railfanning.org/trackside/marietta/ – is a brief history of railroads in Marietta. Everyday, dozens of freight trains pass through the town, which grew up along the Western and Atlantic Railroad’s main lines. Over the years, several other railroad companies have operated the tracks, today under the control of CSX Transportation. “Downtown Marietta offers railfans prime real estate for watching trains,” said Clarksville, Tenn., resident Todd DeFeo, webmaster of Railfanning.org. “Sidewalks along the right-of-way provide a safe viewing area of this heavily traveled