This is an archived version of the Trainiax homepage as it appeared in September 2003. Visit for the current page.

Michael Eby's Train Homepage

Related site: SLR/SLQ Photo Archive

I have received reports that emails have not been coming through. This may be due to a corrupt file with my standard email program, Pegasus. I have been using Netscape since the problem appeared in July 2003 but was not aware that not all mail was coming through. This problem will hopefully be rectified as soon as possible, but until that happens, I've set up a temporary email address at Please excuse the inconvenience.

Welcome to Trainiax!  Here you'll find drawings, recordings, photos and loads of info that relate to one of the world's most fascinating modes of transportation.

What you'll find in the site:

-Over 800 computer-generated drawings of trains in two sizes developed over the last two and a half years
-Hundreds of photos of trains from around the world
-95 train sound recordings of diesel and electric trains
-Pages devoted to interesting train-related facts and information
-Links to other train pages

For those new to railfanning, all the photos of operational North American trains are of diesel-electric locomotives, the only kind used for most North American freights. Their numerous model designations and several builders may seem confusing, not to mention the terms used to describe how they work, so if there's anything you'd like to know more about, e-mail me. Any questions or comments, or reported problems with the site, are also very much appreciated. Send anything to

Check back every so often-- I update the site several times a week, with drawing, recording and photo additions along with homepage facelifting. Drawings requested from site viewers are always in progress. All Aboard!

About Me

A railfan from near Sherbrooke, in Quebec's Eastern Townships, I have taken an interest in trains ever since I first set eyes on them.  Home is on highway 143 near Waterville, QC, about 500 feet from St. Lawrence & Atlantic's line going from Richmond, QC, to Portland, Maine, and I take advantage of the location for photos and recordings.  Aside from taking the photos and making the recordings and drawings featured in these pages, I also have an HO scale model train setup duplicating several features of the SLR line, and have done restoration work on one of the cars, a vintage-1894 wooden combine, at the Canadian Railway Museum in Delson, Quebec.  Travels have revealed many interesting rail lines not only in Canada but overseas as well, and any photos taken are posted here.

All files on this site are copyright Michael Eby unless otherwise noted.  They are posted for your enjoyment, and cannot be reproduced or copied for anything other than personal use or posted on another website without permission of their respective owners.  This page was created with Netscape Composer and was Last updated September 30, 2003.