Maine Central Road Sign (Marty Bernard photo on 8 December 2013
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 graphic banner on the
left was a part of the original website, and it is used here as a reminder of those early days.) |
Main Menu Graphic
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
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.
July 2017 to present
June 1, 2017 - REMEMBER WHEN profile section added. Michael Richmond helps establish
monthly themes and collect associated images.
February 1, 2018 - RAILROAD DOCUMENT ARCHIVE gets its start, with Ted Grumbine asking,
"Is there an interest in starting a collection of official railroad rosters?" Idea expands
to include locomotive marketing-type documents.
November 1, 2018 - REMEMBER WHEN receives its first installment from a guest contributor
(Steve Lynch; his theme is Long Island "Power Packs." With luck, it will be the first of many
generated by other contributors.
Thank You For Visiting The Diesel Shop!