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.

Railroad Links:

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

Mississippi Railroads

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

D&RGW info

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

UMLER site

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

Railroad-Model Manufacturers:    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

Hobby Shops:

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)

MUSIC-Artist Links:

VOODOO BAYOU BAND    Check out their amazing version of Hurricane on their new album.

Louisiana's LeRoux

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.

The Wiggles

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.

Joe Vitale


Space Ace Frehley

Blue Eyed Soul Revue    That band with the guy with the pink guitar.

The Band

RUSH   For the "J" and "J" in JJGotrox - you know who you is!

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville!   Now where is that shaker of salt?

Lillian Axe

Cheap Trick  

The Official STYX web site.

AC/DC   If you want blood, you've got it!

Judas Priest

Lynyrd Skynyrd

"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


Recording Stuios:

Infinite Studio  Houma, LA

MUSIC-Equipment Links:

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

Gibson USA


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!

Pignose Amps

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)

Educational Links:

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!

WWL870 AM   

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (my alma mater)    USL to me!

Recreational Links:

Nottoway Plantation

Fun Links:

T. J.'s Lego Creations

My Employer:

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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