Internet records show Railfanning.org was registered on October 7, 2022. But the site’s history dates to January 27, 2002, predating its formal launch. The earliest railfanning content was initially hosted on another site that has today morphed into Sightseers’ Delight.
To celebrate 20 years of Railfanning.org, we’ve recreated some of the original content below. Please recognize some of the original links and forms have been removed as they are no longer active.
A Timeline of Railfanning.org History
Replicas of Earlier Incarnations of Railfanning.org
In honor of 20 years, we decided to have some fun. Below, we have reproduced some of the earlier looks of Railfanning.org. These are not exact replicas but close facsimiles created using modern web design techniques.