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Introducing ALPHABETROUTE.COM
« on: May 19, 2008, 09:49:13 AM »
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As the operator of the widely popular Pennsylvania Railroad web site, Keystone Crossings (http://kc.pennsyrr.com), my own modeling needs found me looking for accurate modeling information for the historically local interchange railroads and found online sources to be lacking.

To that end, I discussed the prospect of establishing a similar site for the Alphabet Route with a local WM / RDG modeler, Jeff Warner. Jeff not only liked the idea, but volunteered to take on the head webmaster duties as well.

For the past year Jeff, with the help of a staff of topic specialists, has developed the initial site. It has been publicly available since the spring of 2007, but it is only now that we are "advertising" it.

So please pass the word that the curtain is unveiled on this new site, located at http://www.alphabetroute.com . Please feel free to repost this message to other mailing lists and forums as appropriate.

Jeff has done a superb job in getting the site to this point. It is now up to you, the users, to visit the site and make it a success. Thank you!
Jerry Britton, PRRT&HS #6111
PRR Middle Division in HO Scale - http://jbritton.pennsyrr.com
Keystone Crossings - http://pennsyrr.com

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Re: Introducing ALPHABETROUTE.COM
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 11:06:27 AM »
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Thanks, Jerry...  Do you want photos to link to the available models pages?  I think that would be useful...
The track charts are great.  I have some timetables and Official Guide pages I'll scan as well...

Lee
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Re: Introducing ALPHABETROUTE.COM
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 12:23:37 PM »
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this is the third time i've heard about this site today - they must have a crackerjack ad firm spearheading the media blitz ;)

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Re: Introducing ALPHABETROUTE.COM
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008, 03:40:04 PM »
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Thanks, Jerry...  Do you want photos to link to the available models pages?  I think that would be useful...
The track charts are great.  I have some timetables and Official Guide pages I'll scan as well...

Lee

Lee, drop Jeff an e-mail direct on this... he manages the WM section.
Jerry Britton, PRRT&HS #6111
PRR Middle Division in HO Scale - http://jbritton.pennsyrr.com
Keystone Crossings - http://pennsyrr.com

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Re: Introducing ALPHABETROUTE.COM
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2008, 06:17:00 PM »
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If he needs any photos from the 70's of Reading and WM I would be more than happy to send them.
Bob

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Re: Introducing ALPHABETROUTE.COM
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 06:48:07 AM »
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Response to the new site has been unbelievable. We've registered over 8,000 pages served in the 48 hours following the public announcement. Hoards of new material has been offered up -- give Jeff a chance to post it -- and we've gotten a few new members added to our editorial board.

Thanks, all!
Jerry Britton, PRRT&HS #6111
PRR Middle Division in HO Scale - http://jbritton.pennsyrr.com
Keystone Crossings - http://pennsyrr.com

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Re: Introducing ALPHABETROUTE.COM
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008, 08:13:45 AM »
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I added a link from my website, too.  This is going to be a great resource.
Lee
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Lee Weldon www.wmrywesternlines.net

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Re: Introducing ALPHABETROUTE.COM
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008, 08:45:44 AM »
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heh, this has been in the Railwire proto links section since Feb 7.  ;)

http://therailwire.net/smf/index.php/topic,14818.0.html