THE DIESEL SHOP was created on November 17, 1994. It was envisioned as the "Home to First and Second Generation
Locomotives;" a place in cyberspace where the records of yesterdays's and today's locomotives are stored for
tomorrow's research. (Note: The above graphic banner was a part of the original website, and it is used here as a
reminder of those earlier days.) |
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New Website Features (added during period)
Jan. 1995 to Nov. 2000
February 5, 1995 - THIS MONTH IN DIESELDOM section started, but it lasted only 14 months.
March 30, 1997 - MOTIVE POWER ROSTERS section was expanded to include roster data from Andrew Toppan's
scaled-back "Motive Power Review" website.
Dec. 2000 to Jan. 2005
February 2, 2003 - BY-GONE BANNERS section was created as a reminder of the hundreds of large and small
locomotive fleets that fell victim to progress and important changes within the railroading industry.
December 12, 2004 - PRESERVED DIESELS component was begun at the suggestion of John Komanesky who was
instrumental in developing many of the early locomotive rosters.
Jan. 2005 to Dec. 2011
March 12, 2005 - TECHNICAL DATA series was driven by Jean-Denis Bachand, who prepared the drawings and
gathered the technical information.
January 3, 2010 - THIS MONTH IN DIESELDOM sections returns and generates more interest than first time.
December 31, 2010 - It came as pleasant surprise to learn from our ISP (Internet Service Provider) that
during 2010 The Diesel Shop recorded its 13th million hit (webpage visited).
Jan. 2012 to present
November 17, 2014 - The Diesel Shop website turns 20 years old. Although the primary goal ahead is to stay
focused on the objectives first outlined two decades ago, it is hoped that an occasional new feature and /or technical
article can be added along the way.
May 4, 2015 - ISP reports another milestone -- 22nd million webpage visited.
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