GUEST BOOK entries from 1997

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J. KeenanSuperb rail site, one of the best home sites I've visited. Thanks for the graphics pages too. I have a rail related NON-COMMERCIAL home page at http://www.fgi.net/jpkeenan. Come and visit if you get a chance. We share a wonderful hobby!January 1, 1997

John GistThought it was about time I signed in. One of the best local train pages on the web folks. By the way Paul - is that you hiding back in the dark in the caboose? Why don't you step out where we can see you? Keep up the good work.January 4, 1997

Brian D. WesthouseNew on the www, just looking around when I found your home page, excellent work! I have good memories of watching trains from grandmothers house in Ridgway, with my twin brother, manyn years ago. We are both CARMEN at CN Brampton. I have an interest in railways as: Crystal Beach's Ontario Southern (the peg leg) and Erie Beach's Snake Hill & Pacific. More interest in Northern Ontario logging Railways though.January 5, 1997

Todd BendtsenGreat looking page. Keep up the good work.January 7, 1997

Curtiss MontgomeryPaul, what a terrific page - it is inspirational. There seems to be enough interest for some enterprising individual to get a TH&B page going.January 7, 1997

Alex CollinsPaul, I thought that the page was excellent. Being a CN HO-Scale modeler, I'm inpressed with the different locomotives that pass through the area. I'm glad you brought this to use railfans. THANKS PAUL! :)January 26, 1997

Steven RotenbergI lived in St.Catherines from 1981 until 1985. I took many photos at CN St.Catherines. Later, From 1986, until 1992, I lived in Hamilton. I had a lot of fun railfannning the last days of the TH&B and railfanning the niagara region in general. Loved the page. It brought back some happy memories. I now live in Lansing, Michigan. I miss railfanning in Ontario.January 30, 1997

Steve GdovinJust surfing for now, but I will be back to look at your "TH&B" stuff. I am looking for a TH&B roster. Thanks for the view. Great site. February 6, 1997

Chris LyonI have linked your page from mine. I think you have the best site on RR on the Web.February 9, 1997

Mike WhittingtonGreat Page.February 21, 1997

Danny FarrowI have looked at almost 300 train related pages today and your page layout is the best I have seen. Where did you get that much time? I enjoyed it, and even stopped and looked for awhile because of it's appearance.March 1, 1997

Fred CheneyI was Master Mechanic on the Penn Central in St. Thomas from January 1972 to August 1972. Loved every minute of it. Now an Chief Mechanical Officer of the Iowa Interstate Railroad in Iowa. Proud operator of 5 Alco/MLW's (they run great!!) March 2, 1997

Harv DowkerSuperb bit of work Paul. When do you have time for anything else? I will be spending a fair bit of time ASAP in your informative pages. Keep up the valiant effort!March 6, 1997

Karl BernardHello All! I hail from (currently) sunny Houston, Texas. Very nice, detailed site you have here. Thanks for the link in your RR LINKS page to the KCS Historical Society's (Currently Unofficial) Homepage! Karl BernardMarch 7, 1997

David DoernbergI have viewed many transportation-related web pages. I really enjoy yours. The colors, content are well thought out. I'll be visiting again. Thank you.March 7, 1997

Ron FoskettHey Grrrr'eat Page. I like the attention to detail and photo's are High Quality... Keep up the good work!!March 8, 1997

Mark LiddellThis is an excellent site!!!!March 8, 1997

Laurenz EdelmanGREAT PAGE. I love all the photo's. This is just the kind of page I keep looking for. I have downloaded almost every photo from your pages. Fantastic!March 10, 1997

Mike CourtneyThanks to your great page it's comforting to know one is not alone with this train sickness. Railfans are everywhere, they could even be next door. My main interest is Interurbans, particularly the N.S.&T. The Niagara Pennisula is still interesting, but was magic in the 40's and 50's.March 16, 1997

Joe NowakowskiGreat page. I love the S.Ont. area, especially Port Colborne! Trains, big old Ships, chinese food, what more could I ask for? ;) So what are some good restaraunts in Port Dalhousie?;)March 26, 1997

Bob SchantzI have always liked trains, especially steam. I dabbled in model railroading in high school but life took a different turn for me. I am starting a collection of railroad pictures to add to my other pictures on the computer and am looking forward to some good ones. I haven't checked yours out yet but I'm sure they are great. I found some nice ones on NYC home page.March 29, 1997

John BottGreat page Paul. I am a rail fan also. I have a small set up in my basement.April 1, 1997

Lindsay ScottImpressive, well constructed web page. I wish I knew how to do this sort of thing! Well done. April 7, 1997

Pete SteinmetzThis is a really cool site. Thanks for all the hard work that went into it's preparation.April 12, 1997

Mike CourtneyBeen here before, just had to scan your great page again. I was looking through the book for Trolley fans. Where arethey? My son is deeply interested in N.Y.C. and will chat with anyone on the subject at my E mail address.April 15, 1997

Chris Van HoutenI live in Ancaster (Carluke) and have a 16'x16' HO scale railroad. One of these days, I would like to build a new one using this site as my info, to build a layout about the niagara region.April 18, 1997

Mark LiddellI think your site is awesome and very informative. Visit my site too. I'm just getting started, but it's pretty good so far.May 1, 1997

Renee LuebkeVery nice page. The list of reporting marks is quite impressive and helpful. The pictures are very nice, also.May 1, 1997

Bill HorgosHi Paul Nice page. Live next to Conrail tracks South of Pittsburgh, Pa. Into models. Like the steam locos pic. Keep up the Good Work...BillMay 2, 1997

Rich FreyGlad to see a homepage for one of my favorite areas to watch Great Lakes shipping and Trains!May 8, 1997

James TempletonWe live just south of Canfield and would hear the trains as they went thru.It has been very quiet,too quiet,on the rail line.I enjoyed the website and have visited before.Keep up the good work. May 23, 1997

John ReayBeen here before, but never left my calling card. You have an excellent site. I spent a couple of months working on a computer contract in Welland earlier this year (Canadian Tire Acceptance Corp). Didn't see a single train the entire time I was there!May 26, 1997

Paul HammondGreat Page! I'm from southern Ontario and I like to see local stuff!May 27, 1997

Brian CoffellLOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER ST. L & HMay 29, 1997

Fred E. ShaplandVery good job. Keep up the good work.June 13, 1997

George CarpenterI have about 25,000 slides/prints/negatives of CN family railroad locomotives (steam and diesel), freight, passemger, cabooses, MoW, and scenes. I can scan both slides and photos and provide information to support generation of books and articles of interest to CN railfans.June 20, 1997

Andy GemmellLike to keep abreast of short line developments anywhere in Canada.June 22, 1997

Jacques RichardVery nice site. I like the industry info, how about carloads/week etc. I model in HO and am interested in the Goderich lines served by CP and CN/GEXR and the Sudbury division of the CPR.June 28, 1997

Al HowlettCome see the TH&B caboose #71 in Steam era colors at Port Stanley Ontario. Anyone out there have any pix of this caboose in service ? Colored or otherwise.June 30, 1997

Ron BouwhuisJust thought I'd take a moment to say that I'm impressed with the amount ofcontent on your NRRS pages. For those of us who can't seem to find the time to get out and sniff the creosote, it's a good way to stay on top of what's going on out there. Well done.June 30, 1997

Ian CrellinI have just returned from a trip to North America during which I visited Niagara Falls ON (friday 2 weeks ago in fact) to se the falls and any railway activities which I might find. Nice visit but I didnt see much rail activity at Niagara. I did visit St Thomas, Port Stanley and Halton radial which were all most enjoyable.July 2, 1997

Peter SzafranHey Paul, great page! I live in Hamilton and love to see all the pictures of local trains. Great yard diagrams! Keep up the good work.July 2, 1997

Paul HammondHey Paul great page. When the new shortline gets going on the SOR Hagersville Sub i will have to start my own page to provide info on it.July 4, 1997

Bill McCutcheonEXCELLENT WEBSITE. AS I READ THRU THE HISTORIES, THE MEMORIES FLOODED BACK FROM MY GROWING UP YEARS AT DUNNVILLE AND PORT COLBORNE, AND RAILFANNING I WAS ABLE TO GET IN BEFORE MOVING WEST. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT IN THE 60'S THAT OUR FAVOURITE RAILFANNING HAUNTS WOULD BE NOTHING BUST AND RUST AND WEEDS TODAY. THANKYOU FOR PROVIDING THIS OPPORTUNITY.August 5, 1997

Les HalmosIt was a great experience browsing through what I consider to be a super Web Site. I have added it to my favorites and will be back often.August 6, 1997

John RileyYour page looks great!!!! I have book marked so that I can come back to see what is happening in the Niagara Penn. We like to keep track of railfafn activites to determine what products of Canadian protoype to bring forward next.If you are at CN Sig in Oct , watch for new CN products.August 7, 1997

Lee YoderNice job, keep up the good work.August 31, 1997

Paul DeMuthInterested in NYC System and those related RRs.September 8, 1997

Thomas MayRode the Niagara St. Catharines onto interurban during WW2 the SS NORTHUMBERLAND burnt at Toronto just after WW2. SS Dalousie City ???? Car 101 was "sold " ? to Buffalo railfans and the last time I saw her was at the terminal in St. CatharinesOctober 3, 1997

Mike BrightGreetings from the Caledonia & Hamilton Southern Railway operating as the Port Colborne Harbour Railway. Our compliments to you on a fine piece of work, documenting history as it was happening. Those of us here at P.C.H.R. will enjoy reliving those crazy days during start up! Again thanks, and keep up the good work.October 10, 1997

Rick CarterI have worked on the railway in this area and other locations with both the CN and the CP. Have many slides of steam and other equipment. I drive a transport truck now but still railfan at every opportunity.Hope you can make available old pictures of the NS&T October 20, 1997

Rick HenryHi Paul. Very much enjoyed your site. Obviously a lot of detailed work and extremely well organized. I got to "your place" as I was searching for info on old railroads in the Bobcaygeon/Lindsay area. Any ideas would be most appreciated.October 26, 1997

Shane StewartReally enjoyed looking around your site. I can't believe how many photos you have collected.November 6, 1997

David WakefieldPaul; I enjoyed visiting your page very much. As a modeller of the CPR Owen Sound Sub in the 50's I was fascinated by the pictures of your family 'on the ties'. I found the map page most interesting. Regards; DavidNovember 12, 1997

Greg TaftPaul, your site is awesome. You've put a lot of time and work into it. I now live in the Niagara Region but I am originally from Windsor Ontario. In Windsor there is a private railroad called "Essex Terminal Railway". I lived next door to one of the tracks as a child and therefore my interest with trains began. I am including my web page link for anybody interested in Casino Information in Ontario. Keep up the good work Paul. November 13, 1997

John RomerThanks for a nice look back and the filling in of a few gaps in my memories/knowledge of your area. I was particularly interested in what I now can identify as the old Grand Trunk (from l907 map) line that curved south of Ft. Erie on its way to Welland. I remember seeing a fast westbd. steam freight at the crossing, on our way to Crystal Beach. I've often wondered what it was I saw, as my memory is only a general impression. I do know that I looked for the line about a year ago, and saw it was torn up near Crystal Beach; and this is confirmed by the l997 map. As this was about l956-8, I imagine the engine would have been CN. Did any of the US lines use this route via trackage rights? November 21, 1997

mokey'Passing thru from Vaxxine's Hot Link. Great effort. Lots to see and learn.December 10, 1997

Andrew BairdCan't get enough of Canadian Railways. I just keep on looking for info on the Canadian National in Newfoundland.December 18, 1997

Mike IszakWow! Great page! I have searched high and low for schematics and road maps for the Niagara Region, even going so far as to photograph the wall charts at Toronto NI! (sorry, those pics did not turn out, so I cannot send u the pics :-( ) My dad works at INCO, so I'll try to get you some pics of INCO's Loco. Also, I have a GREAT photo of the wye on the Yoho sub in British Columbia. Their wye is unlike any I have seen before. it acually encircles a mountain, so it basically looks like a regular main-line with a huge loop attached to it! BTW, if anyone out there is wondering what those DTMF tones are on 160.935, they are *5420# This came from hours (literaly) of taping the tones and pressing buttons on my phone to get the ones that sound the same. Anyways, I do VERY little HO modeling, but now that i have the Niagara Region map, I may just make a smaller scale of mabye Macey (of which the yard is in my backyard - literaly!), Humberstone, Gov't (called Mill Sub now - unofficialy), and some in Welland. Paul - next time u are gunna be in the Macey/Humberstone area, send me an e-mail.December 25, 1997

Ron PullanoGOOD JOB OLLY! I USE TO BE A BRAKEMAN OUT OF GOOD OLD NIAGARA, OF COURSE I ALSO RAN OUT OF FORT ERIE AND THE OLD NS&T IN MERRITTON IN THE LATE 60`S AFTER THAT I WENT TO THE B&B IN FORT ERIE. NOW I'M IN JAIL ! (I WORK THERE) SURE MISS THE OLD JOB DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN THE FLYING SCOTSMAN CAME HERE,WELL I WAS THE HEAD END BRAKEMAN ON IT WHEN IT WENT FROM NIAGARA TO TORONTO GOOD JOB ON YOUR ARTICLE I WOULD OF COUSE LIKE TO SEE MORE STEAM.December 30, 1997