This is an archived version of the Trainiax homepage as it appeared in March 2007. Visit for the current page.

Last updated March 15, 2007

Michael Eby's Train Homepage

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Above: An eastbound St. Lawrence & Atlantic freight, led by RM-1 805, GP40M-3's 3806 and 3804, and RM-1 804, grinds its way up the 1% grade entering Waterville, QC, on June 11, 2006.

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 2900 computer-generated drawings of trains in two sizes developed over the last three years
-Nearly 900 modified, painted or created drawings sent in by contributors
-Photos of trains from around the world
-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...

March 15 update: Important message for contributors: You've probably noticed that the contributed drawings page hasn't been updated since mid-2006. Due to the fact that so many other areas of the website are in dire need of updating and I'm currently not able to keep up, I've ceased updates on the contributed drawings page until further notice. Restarting the updates after so long, and working out lingering bugs relating to the hard drive failure last summer, is simply beyond what I am able to do at the present.

My sincere apologies to anyone who has sent in drawings during the last few months. It is a decision I've had to make out of necessity and which I've struggled with for more than a year, and it in no way reflects a lack of interest in contributions on my part.

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.