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Date: 12/03/21 03:51
20+ Years on TO?
Author: JUTower

Good morning - random thought of the day.  I've been a TO member since the late 1990s when I was just a kid in college... how many of you have been hanging around that whole time?  I can think of a few members who've come and gone, and more than a few who've left this world behind (Rob Palmer, Ed Durnwald, Ed Kapriske, to name a few). 
Take care,
-Alex



Date: 12/03/21 05:36
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: 3rail

I joined TO after meeting Dave Burton at a train show in Tehachapi.  I was a member of the Tehachapi Loop RR Club.  Back then TO was operated out of Dave's basement on a home computer.  Early 90's?



Date: 12/03/21 05:43
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: goneon66

i'm pretty sure i remember posting trip reports from the seligman sub in late 90's on t/o's (i think?)........

66



Date: 12/03/21 05:48
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: junctiontower

I signed on in 2000 or 2001, can't remember now.  I do know that first it was free, and then I got conned into a "one time fee", which then became a yearly fee.  STILL kind of pissed about that one.



Date: 12/03/21 06:44
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: cr2581

I've been on board since 1997 ......... Rob Palmer and Dave Burton were good friends .......



Date: 12/03/21 06:54
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: nsrlink

I've been here since the first itteration, prior to it being sold to Yahoo, through that period, & still here.
Where's the seniority roster?



Date: 12/03/21 08:21
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: dschlegel

I was originally a member of East Penn Rail News (or something like that) which got folded into TO around 2000 I think? In any case been around here for 20 years at least. I owe Alex Lang credit for bringing me on.

I’ve met many great people through TO, and yes some have passed in and I miss them.

Interesting thread for sure!
Dan

Posted from iPhone



Date: 12/03/21 08:32
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: jgilmore

Got my first PC in '98 and joined soon thereafter. Had lots of great (and some not-so-great) discussion through the years, and seen lots of great (and some not-so-great) photography as well...

JG



Date: 12/03/21 08:41
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: goneon66

nsrlink Wrote:
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> I've been here since the first itteration, prior
> to it being sold to Yahoo, through that period, &
> still here.
> Where's the seniority roster?

now that would be interesting to see a seniority roster here..........

66



Date: 12/03/21 09:06
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: P

I believe I joined when the Tehachapi webcam was introduced. I believe that was in 1998. I remember the old PC that I used in the first apartment that my wife and I got after getting married that year.
I've had more fun on Trainorders than I had in that marriage- lol. No worries, I'm on round II, and it has gone much better.

Posted from Android



Date: 12/03/21 10:49
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: holiwood

I don't remember when I joined but it was free and at least 10 computers ago

hollywood
NS B Line MP 74 (and when I joined trains still came to the back end of the B Line)



Date: 12/03/21 10:50
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: wabash2800

Is there a way to find out here when you first joined?

Victor



Date: 12/03/21 10:51
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: DJ-12

I’ve been around since ‘99 if not earlier under various nom de plumes as I have moved around.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 12/03/21 11:06
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: CNJ1524

A senority list would be nice, I have been around a long time as well



Date: 12/03/21 11:44
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: SOUCF25

I joined in the late '90's and left when TO became a pay site.  I rejoined 4 years ago.

Neil



Date: 12/03/21 12:28
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: Cumberland

I first joined in the late 2000 ('07-'09), with the username "SandPatch" and I changed to "Cumberland" for some unknown reason I don't remember.

Matthew



Date: 12/03/21 12:39
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: howeld

15 years or so.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 12/03/21 12:45
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: bath_wildcat

I know when I first joined I was under csx5000, but now use Bath_wildcat.  Its been a good bit for me on and off. 

Michael Fair
Port Clinton, OH



Date: 12/03/21 13:18
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: calsubd

23 years IIRC when we bought the house in 98

Ed Stewart
Jacksonville, FL



Date: 12/03/21 14:05
Re: 20+ Years on TO?
Author: SOU3921

I am pretty sure I've been around right at the 20 year mark myself on TO.
Cooper



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