What We’re About
HERE’s A LITTLE WEB SITE HISTORY
The original version of this P&S site started May 16, 1996 on America On Line (AOL) with two megabytes of storage using an AST PC with a 500 mb drive and 4800 bps dial up internet connection. It’s hard to imagine that in today’s home PC and internet! Software changes at AOL froze the site for a long time then the site was reorganized, but alas it all ended October 31, 2008 when AOL discontinued all web sites.
Thankfully and special thanks to Mike Cyr of Jointed Rail & Virtual Railfan for stepping in to host this site for us Shawmut fans. If you’re a fan of train simulators, etc. and/or like to watch a lot of trains on live webcams, check out Mike’s sites at: www.jointedrail.com or www.virtualrailfan.com
As for me, I lived in Dayton, PA until 1962 when our family moved to Orlando, FL. My grandparents lived in Timblin only about 100 yards from the P&S tracks and grandpa worked on the Shawmut track maintenance crew in the area. My father also worked on the P&S for a short time.
Also, I can’t thank all of you enough who have sent in info, photos, or just to say hi over the years! THAT is why this site exists today, because of you!