Here are a few of my favorite links to places on the World Wide Web. Feel free to browse them and let me know what you think.
Richard Percy's Espee Homepage
SP Historical & Technical Society
US President's Railroad Commission Photograph - Cornell University Library
John W. Barriger Library - AC&F Collection
Everette Lee DeGolyer, Jr. Collection - DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
RR Picture Archives
Railcar Photos A great collection of freight car photos!
Eric Neubauer's Home Page - Noted Freight Car Historian & Author
Robert Stott's SP photos
Bobby Pitt's modeling Amazing tank car modeling!
Black Swamp Shops Carbon black hopper decals
ShadeTree Books Joe Strapac's web site from which you can order his amazing locomotive books.
Steve Sloan's photo site
Pete Piszczek's images
Rob Sarberenyi's images
John Golden's images
Mike Condren's Railroad images
Ron "Ratt Dawg" Minor's images
Brian Rutherford's images
Richard Barnes' images
Arved Grass' Postcard from the Workbench pages
Harry Wong's images
Tony Sissons' images
Chris Palmieri's images
George Elwood's Fallen Flags and Short Line Railroad Photos
Darrell Sawyer's NorthWest RailPics Site Plenty of great freight car photos
Charles Biel's BNSF photo site
John Carr's excellent photo site
Tom Fassett's Rail Transfer Station
David Hoge's Trains Through Arkansas
Robert Waller's Conrail Cyclopedia
Peter McClosky's Home Page (N7IY) Very comprehensive list of books on the SP and great educational links!
Texas State Railroad
Joe Shaw's Photo Pages (Great NS & northeast freight car photos)
Carl Codney's Dalsa Page
Peter Arnold's Photo CD's High quality CD's of freight cars of the SP & WP (so far)
David Bernstein's SP timetable CD
JMRI - Java Model Railraod Interface
Ryan Wilkerson's ShastaRails A great collection of photos, models, maps and more from the west coast
David Coscia's site Info on preserved SP equipment and SP in the movies
Fairmont motor cars info, restoration & operation
Vintage Railroad Decals by Cyril Durenberger
NRHS Reporting Marks Database
Harold K. Vollrath photo collection ordering information
Louisiana Steam Train Association The folks who brought the T&NO 745 back to life!
Wx4 The wonderful (and bizarre) world of Ed Gibson
Maple Leaf Tracks Great MSTS Add on's
Streamlines A spin off company from Maple Leaf Tracks
3D Train Stuff
Auran, the creators of TRAINZ train simulator series
Steam Era Freight Cars Page by Ted Culotta
John Mosbarger's SP Shasta Route Page
Joel Ashcroft's Southern Pacific in the Cascades
Golden Gate Railroad Museum
Great Northern Empire (Then and Now)
Burlington Route (CB&Q) Historical Society
St. Louis Southwestern Scrapbook
Hill County Flyer-T&NO 786 MK-5
Davenport-Marino Heavy Hauling Check out the Heavy Rail Transport Division
Railroad Industrial Clearances Association
NMRA Web Site
Model Railroads (Home and Club):
Rick Schroeder's Danville & Western Railroad
Christopher Palmieri's Meridian Speedway
Joe & Sharon Mainz's SP Dalsa Cutoff
Lou Schultz' C&O Alleghany Sub
Art Houston's Grande Pacific (Houma, LA)
Mike Dodd's Virginian Railway
Jon Cure's Inyo Sub
The Austin Subdivision - Bryan Rigney's Web Page on history and layout of same
Ryan Boudreaux's Piedmont Divion Layout
Jay Styron's Friant Branch Layout
Jim Lancaster's Los Angeles and San Diego Model Railroad
Bruce Petty's Los Angeles & San Fernando Valley Model Railroad
Web site of Barry LeBoeuf (former Schriever resident)
Mike Burgett's C&O Clifton Forge Division
Bruce Carpenter's BNSF Chillicothe Subdivision
Joe Fugate's SP Siskiyou Line
Clark Bauman's California Zephyr site
Stephen & Dr. Cinthia Priest's beautiful AT&SF layout
Crescent City Model Railroad Club
Jack Shall's Louisiana Central
Charlie Burns' 1960's SP Coast Line layout
James Griffin's D&RGW La Plata Division
Phil Heiser's Bisbee Rock & Western RR
ScaleTrains.com The new guys in town. Look for good things here.....
Albrae Models The new HO division of Accucraft promising some great new brass and injection molded models!
Athearn Thanks Uncle Irv!
Exactrail It's a good time to model the SP!
Kadee Great Freight Cars - Especially the PS-1 box cars!
Atlas Great Freight Cars
NCE DCC system, throttles and decoders
Train Control Systems DCC decoders & accessories
Mouser Electronics LED's and light pipes
SmokeyValley Railroad Producst Diesel detail parts
Abacus Model Works Great Freight Car Kits
WrightTRAK NEW SP C-40-1 & C-40-3 cabooses!
Rail Shop New upstart manufacturer - nice carbon black car!!!
Red Caboose New SP F-70-7 Flat Car!!!
Westerfield Excellent Steam Era Freight Car Kits
Rail Yard Models Nice Modern Era Craftsman Freight Car Kits
Tangent Scale Models New PS-2CD4000's
Modeler's Choice A new player on the block
Funaro and Camerlengo Excellent resin kits
Speedwitch new SP-specific kits!
Sunrise Enterprises Beautiful Signals as seen on Tommy Holt's WP layout!
North American Railcar Corporation The manufacturing part of Pacific Western Rail Systems
InterMountain Railway Co. Great Freight Cars
Papa Ben's (Houston, TX) Say Howdy to my buddy Tom Cobb when you visit!
Hub Hobby Shop (New Orleans, LA)
Bruce's Train Shop (Sacremento, CA)
VOODOO BAYOU BAND Check out their amazing version of Hurricane on their new album.
Doobie Bros. A huge early influence on my guitar playing.CRAVE Rock for the BIG MAN!
Tab Benoit Louisiana Blues Legend (and former RailGoat roommate)
Treater Let me hear U say Treater! The best in Zydeco and Cajun music.
Don Felder The man that put the edge into the Eagles' sound!
Eagles: L&M's Fastlane Lisa & Melissa's great resource page for Eagles fans.
Space Ace Frehley
Blue Eyed Soul Revue That band with the guy with the pink guitar.
RUSH For the "J" and "J" in JJGotrox - you know who you is!
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville! Now where is that shaker of salt?
The Official STYX web site.
AC/DC If you want blood, you've got it!
"Weird" Al Yankovic (My personal weirdness consultant)
Carl Eschete An old friend is doing well for himself!
JJGotrox The RailGoat's OTHER passion!
Live Music Venues:
Mid City Lanes Rock-n-Bowl
House of Blues - New Orleans
Infinite Studio Houma, LA
Carvin Guitars Great Axes! I LOVE my blonde DC-150 named "Bingo!"
KJL Amplifiers Custom Amps made in New Orleans
Presonus High quality audio hardware/software
Peavey My old Special 130 amp and T-60 axe get along well together.
Meyers Custom Guitars, Houma, LA
Fostex I've recorded a few things with my MR-8 digital 8-track recorder!
Line6 I'm LOVING my new POD xt Live!
M-Audio Neat digital recording stuff
Amateur Radio Links:
On-line repeater directory for Louisiana
Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club (W5YL)
Atchafalaya Amateur DX Association
New Orleans VHF Amateur Radio Club
American Radio Relay League
Federal Communictions Commision
Good Food/Favorite Restraunts:
Chick Fil A Eat More Chicken!
Wolf Brand Chili The BEST chili around!
Fuddrucker's One GREAT burger!
Pancho's Mexican Buffet Raise the flag for more!
Boston Market Superb Meatloaf!
Cracker Barrel Fantastic Old Country Store!
Carl's Jr. (The one in Monterey, CA is my favorite!)
In-N-Out Burger Get the In-N-Out Urge!
Tabasco A wonderful product of Avery Island, Louisiana
Backyard Burgers Great Burgers!
Lambert's Cafe Home of Throwed Rolls (Our favorite is in Foley, AL)
Bill Kelly's Witness For the Right Page
The Legendary Walton & Johnson
Rush Limbaugh The Voice of Democracy!
Sean Hannity Let Freedom Ring, Sweet Baby James!
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (my alma mater) USL to me!
T. J.'s Lego Creations
AT&T (formerly Bell South)
My Past Employers:
Mammoet Recently Bought by Van Seumeren
J. Ray McDermott-Marine Division
Yahoo Groups (formerly eGroups (formerly Onelist))
Classic Shell, Sourceforge
The Wayback Machine
NCH Software Home to some very good sound editing software
Louisiana Maps Online
USGS Topo Map Download Site
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