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4x20.gif (55 bytes)Custom Trains, Tracks and Components
4x64.gif (61 bytes) Hoogerland Railways [preserved]
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4x64.gif (61 bytes) The Wooden Railway Page
4x64.gif (61 bytes) Dave Barber's Observations
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4x20.gif (55 bytes)Publications
4x64.gif (61 bytes) Pacific Northwest Rail News
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4x64.gif (61 bytes) Assoc of Tourist RR & Rwy Museums

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I'm a librarian running a railroad history and train modeling class for 4th-8th grade students, and I thought you might enjoy hearing that we were able to get some great use out of your train links list. We were even able to use some of this information for our most recent group project. Thanks so much for sharing! One of our youngest, Avery has also asked me if I could share the article where he initially became interested in the history of trains with you,
4x64.gif (61 bytes) Brief history of New York City transportation

As a youth librarian for K-8 kids out here in Wyoming, I wanted to send you a quick thank you email for putting together your Resources & Links page. Right now I'm helping some students who are working on a transportation project for their social studies class; they're learning about the history of transportation, the pioneers who changed travel and important moments in transportation history. Your page led us to some great information to include on railroads and trolleys… One of the girls, Meg, found this guide and I thought it was perfect to share,
4x64.gif (61 bytes) Transportation History: The Trolley, Tram and Streetcar

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indent If you would like to talk or share ideas, drop me a note at tom@wTrak.org and I’ll reply - usually the same day.

indent A love of trains runs deep in the family - my great-great-great-great-grandfather and George Stephenson are cousins, with my side of the family (James Stephenson) emigrating to South Carolina in 1772. My two boys lived briefly in Bristol, England as children...effectively closing a long, storied migration circle that spanned 225 years.

Robert Stephenson (1723), James Stephenson (1746), Robert Stephenson (1770), John Wesley Stephenson (1812), John Wesley Stephenson (1847),
Edgar Sanders Stephenson (1875), Leroy Perkle Stephenson (1917), Edgar Oran Stephenson (1937), Thomas Douglas Stephenson (1963), and my sons
Andrew Michael Stephenson (1993) & Douglas Gray Stephenson (1995).

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indent Visio files with the track sections used in this standard proposal are available. A file with the contour outlines for the Mountain can also be provided. Email for a link to these files.

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indent Printable versions of the original standard are available here... [updates with new tables and minor corrections are in work]

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