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Written by Alan Kline (admin)   
Thursday, March 17 2016 00:00

It's been a long time, but here are four new downloads on our "Rail Documents" page! Four employee timetables from the Santa Fe's Valley Division (Barstow-Richmond/San Francisco)...

 
Rock Island Lines Historical Overview Print E-mail
Written by Alan Kline (admin)   
Wednesday, October 24 2012 16:22

Rock Island "Rocket" drawing

A Brief Historical Overview of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad

What follows is a brief, company-issued history of the Rock Island Lines. It was one of the introductory sections of the "Yard Clerical Manual" issued by the RI around 1970. The manual, from the collection of Alan Kline, was apparently intended to serve as an introduction to the company, as well as to the duties of a yard clerk, and also included a review of the company's geography and route structure.

The history is presented here as it appeared in the Yard Clerical Manual.

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Welcome, FEMA! Print E-mail
Written by Alan Kline (admin)   
Friday, December 11 2009 18:04

We're delighted to see that our comments seem to have attracted some attention at FEMA. Looking through our server logs, I noticed quite a few hits yesterday from a user accessing our site from "mwpoker-1.fema.gov". Strangely enough, they looked at the home page and spent about 5 minutes looking over the pictures of our cats, but didn't go to the Hancher Auditorium comments. Hmm. This wasn't a random hit--the referrer was a Google search for us by name and city. The visitor came back about three hours later for a quick look.

Aren't you glad our Federal taxes are being used in such an effective way? You don't suppose that maybe they should actually be helping people? Naahhh... that would require some actual work.

Anyway, FEMA Person: KC, Lacey, and Callie say hi. They hope you liked their pictures...

UPDATE, 9/10/10: The mysterious FEMA person keeps coming back...I wonder why??? Laughing

 
Looking for Tubes? Print E-mail
Written by Alan Kline (admin)   
Friday, November 06 2009 13:20

If you're looking for camera tubes or other types of broadcast equipment manuals, they've been moved to our Downloads section. Some others sites haven't updated their links...

Also...we've received several comments asking what a particular tube is worth, or would there be a market for it? Please don't ask these questions! I'm not a dealer, nor am I someone with any kind of crystal ball. I collect what I like and can afford at the time. I just like to pass along links to this often hard-to-find data to help those who are looking... thanks for understanding...

 
"Herky Archive" Print E-mail
Written by Alan Kline (admin)   
Monday, September 21 2009 17:36

For many years, we maintained the "Herky Archive" at our old netINS.net website. It was an archive of the "Herky" mailing list, devoted to Iowa Hawkeye sports, and a collection of related links, lore, and humor. The list archives are long gone, but we've kept the page with links and so on. We've finally gotten around to moving it here. Many of the off-site links might be broken, and it's old-school HTML, but you might find something interesting...

For the current Herky archives, join the list here...

 
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