Welcome to Trainiax! In this site you'll find drawings, photos and recordings of trains—one of the world's most fascinating modes of transportation. All Aboard!
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About the Author
My name is Michael Eby, and I have been a lifelong railfan. You'll find more about me in the E-mail section. Any questions or comments, or reported problems with the site, are very much appreciated.
About the Site
Trainiax has been online since 2000—hosted on Bravenet since 2005 and on various servers before that. Right from the beginning, it has incorporated a little bit of everything: train drawings, photos, sound recordings and information. Over the years it has grown from a very modest collection of images on pages with plain text to an archive of thousands of images spread over dozens of pages. It received gradual updates in presentation and layout until being redesigned in 2010 to the current CSS- and PHP-based version. While I started off using WYSIWYG editors, I now write all the code manually.
The site name "Trainiax" arose out of a need for something more original than "Michael Eby's Train Homepage". It's derived from the plural of "trainiac", which is an expression I've sometimes used to describe railfans (such as myself).
Trainiax is a recipient of the TrainNet Web Gem Award. The site has been designed to confrom to W3C standards for HTML 5 and CSS 3.
Site Information Pages
How I created this site
How the drawings evolved from simple beginnings
What I use for photographing, recording and keeping track of the trains I see