This is an archived version of the Trainiax homepage as it appeared in November 2004. Visit for the current page.

Last updated November 29, 2004

Michael Eby's Train Homepage

Related site: SLR/SLQ Photo Archive

Above: Looks like a UP SD40-2?  Look again.  HLCX 2002 is a unit leased by Kelowna Pacific in British Columbia, and it's an SD38-2.  Still in the paint of its former owner, this is one of many SD40-2s Union Pacific de-turboed to SD38-2 standards, with the corresponding twin exhaust stacks and air filter box.  It retained the characteristic 3 fans and long radiator intake of the SD40-2, along with a 4000-gallon fuel tank.  HLCX 2002 was photographed on August 12, 2004, in Vernon, BC.  Check the photos section for larger versions of this and many other KPR photos.

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 a thousand computer-generated drawings of trains in two sizes developed over the last three years
-Over 600 modified, painted or created drawings sent in by contributors
-Hundreds of photos of trains from around the world
-120 train sound recordings of diesel and electric trains
-Pages devoted to interesting train-related facts and information
-Links to other train pages

For anyone 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 Canadian 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, Quebec (Canada), about 500 feet away from St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad which goes from Richmond, QC, to Portland, Maine (USA), and I take advantage of the location for photos and recordings.  Aside from taking the photos and making the recordings and drawings featured on the site, I also have an HO scale model train setup duplicating several features of the SLR line, and have done restoration work on 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.  All pages were created and edited with Netscape Composer.