Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
Hello and Happy Holidays to all!
Another year is about to come to a close and there are improvements on the way to the website. Clevelandtrains is in its 4th or 5th year of operations. The first four years was spent over at trainweb.org. While the site was hosted there, about 18,000 folks was able to pay homage there. Now since I been on my own hosting the site, about 2,500 folks passed through to Clevelandtrains.net. So maybe next year, I can attract about 25,000 folks to the site alone. That is a huge goal, but I know it can be reached.
One idea that I shared sometime back was about the web cam. I will work very hard to try to make that happen. There are plenty of lines around and in
2006 will be a big for fanning in
The site is now running on a new server running the latest in web hosting software. I am not sure what will become of the old one use. Both are configured and are ready to go at a moments notice. I am completely ready to handle growth. Also, I am currently thinking about hosting websites. Look for more information to come on that soon.
That is all for now.
Friday, November 11, 2005
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
That is what happened today to David Gunn, the CEO of Amtrak. He was relieved of his duties. The board felt he was not taking the company in the right direction. You can read and decide for yourself at :
David Gunn was pushed out of the way.
Friday, October 28, 2005
So hopefully, I will have the whole site back over at on my true server Monday or Tuesday. Once the site is back there, the performace should improve greatly. If you are thinking about making a workstation a heavy duty server, forgetaboutit.
I am thinking about adding some features to the site. More to come on that soon.
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Here are links to both post.
I had not clue that it was snowing up there in MRL country. It will only be a matter of time before the snow starts here in Cleveland, Ohio. We only have two season, construction and winter. Go figure.
I will start a post over at Trainorders and Railroadforums to find some information out about how these guys are holding up.
Saturday, October 08, 2005
I am still searching for photos of the new MRL units in server. Rumor has it that some are in main line service. Not sure if they are being uses as helpers or lead engines. I will keep this updated as soon as I find information.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
NS runs other coals trains to points east on the same line. They usually put 3 big units on the head end and 2 units on the rear. Those helpers on the rear vary from gp38's to SD70's. Maybe NS should places those helps on the rear of these BNSF coal trains to help them make up from the grades.
Here is a link of the train mentioned aboved. http://clevelandtrains.net/emd710/temp/ns3.jpg
Sunday, October 02, 2005
I am very much interested in the whole opereations of railroading, not just goes on at track side or in the yard. By trade, I am a network administrator. Weekly, I recieve a ton of magizines that pretain to the IT world. Here is a link to a article that talks about KCS computer problems and how they wasted alot of money. IT guys will like this one.
Friday, September 16, 2005
For the month of August, the topic was your personal best. It could be a picture that is related to railroading in some way, shape or form. I usually dont enter these contest, but for some reason I put some of my best work foward. I posted NS5814 at http://www.railroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8862
Please vote for me!
Monday, September 12, 2005
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Sunday, September 04, 2005
The MLR new 70mac in full dress.
Once again, please help those in need.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
A personal plea. Please help those who are in great need due to Katrina's warth.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Here are some pictures of the Ohio Central Trainfest 2004 and locomotives.
I will share more thoughts soon on this subject.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Friday, August 19, 2005
More links to the MRL. Railfans are paying homage at a fast rate. A few more prospectives to enjoy.
Friday, August 12, 2005
A couple of weekends ago, I set out on a quest to find the Ohio Central Railroad in action. Well, I did not find any action, but a lot of stored locomotives and cars. http://www.clevelandtrains.net/ngallery/albums/9.aspx
I was excited to come across this finding. Among the beast at rest was two ex Amtrak F40's. I have more pictures of them than anything else that was there. A couple of steam locomotives sat in the weeds hoping for the OC to give them some much TLC. Maybe for the next Trainfest, these steam locomotives will be up and running. One locomotive, an old
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Monday, August 01, 2005
Enjoy the pictures.
Friday, July 22, 2005
I wonder if any other regional road will buy new locomotives instead of used ones?
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Sunday, July 10, 2005
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
But please by all accounts, do not hold your breath. Right now, my idea is only in the idea stages. What I have in mind is a cam somewhere in Cleveland, next to a main line right away.
I have all the equipement and software. The problem is that I do not have access to a broadband connection that is next or really close to the right of way. All I am asking for the use of someones DSL or cable modem to FTP the movies back to my main server. In exchange, I will proudly say that the cam is hosted by Joe Blow at Company XYZ or a banner or ad on the page next to the webcam. I know that people are looking at cams. Just go to trainorders.com and see how many people look at the cams, over 40,000 downloads a month.
So if there is anyone or business out there that would like to talk, please email me. Lets work something out for a win-win situation.
I am open to all ideals, comments and suggetions.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
So now the birth of www.clevelandtrains.net
The start of a new website. Or shoudl I say, a new website in the making.
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Waiting for Uncle Pete....
The waiting game. The game we all hate to play. We want to know right now, right this moment. Please tell me. I would like to know.
About a month or a month and a half ago, I applied for a position at UP. They are hiring for managers. I am still not sure what I was thinking, but I think a change would be good. Currently I am in a position at work where layoffs are about to take place. I don’t think that I will be a victim this first round, but if the axe drops again I will be history. That is a chance I wish not to take. So I decided to get my dream rolling. Walking away from my current job to one at UP might not be so much better.
UP vs. my current job
UP is a mess right now. My current job is a ship wreck. UP is spending money. My job has no money to spend. UP is hiring. My job is firing. UP buys new equipment. We just keep old crap running. UP pays well. My job barely pays.
So there. That is why I wish to work for UP. Hell, anyone for this case.
Sunday, February 13, 2005
Enjoy the update and the rest of the site.
Friday, February 11, 2005
Today Motive Power, Tomorrow Classics
As I read articles in train magazines and threads on discussion list about today motive power, I can only think that we should enjoy it while they are still here. They will not be in Class one service much longer. Shortlines and Regional roads will always run the power that once ran on the big boy lines, but it will only get harder to find them. You will have to drive a thousand miles to the middle of no where. Once there, you will wait for hours and maybe days for a train that might only a couple of times a week.
I truly miss seeing F40’s in everyday service on Amtrak. Over the years now, I have got used to the newer GE’s. The GE is a different beast. It has taken some time to get used to seeing them pull passenger trains. Make no mistake or start any rumors, they are here to stay for the long haul. That is why I am taking plenty of pictures of them now. Soon, they will be history like the F40’s too.
So fill up them flash cards on your digital camera! Snap them pictures while you can. Don’t let these moments get away from you.