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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.)

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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.

  • 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.

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