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Great site Eric i found by using google, here is an interesting thing you might be interested in i have heard about some device they want to put on trains that sends off some sort of sign at un-maned stops.. wish i knew more to tell you about it.

From Sally in Melbourne Asutralia.
Sent Friday, August 20, 2004 at 08:49:11 (CEST)

Erik, This is an excellent site. There are lots of people here who like trains and I have made sure to forward it to them. I think they will be very excited about it. Keep up the good work old bean. R,

From Bobbie Lampers in First, London.
Sent Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 16:58:16 (CEST)

Great website. Found this website by using Google. I was looking for info about the Class 66 loc's. Take a look at our Dutch trains at my website: See you there! Vico The Netherlands

From Vico in The Netherlands.
Sent Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at 22:21:11 (CEST)

Great site! It would be even better if it had an RSS feed. In the mean time I'm building my own parser to scrape the pages and generate a local feed for myself. Thanks for all of your work! David

From David Brandon in Newton, Mass, USA.
Sent Monday, July 19, 2004 at 01:21:59 (CEST)

Erik's reply:

I like to check news on this page. The page is really good but I think there can be more news.

From Hubert Pollak in Poalnd.
Sent Friday, June 04, 2004 at 23:33:29 (CEST)

Nice job, Erik. It´s the most comprehensive HS rail news database I´ve found. But I´m just sad: my web is a hundred light years away from yours. Chapeau! PS.-I´m going to index it PS2.- My web:

From Fernando Puente in Valladolid / Madrid, Spain.
Sent Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 13:09:07 (CEST)

Everyone who's interested in rail track construction machines, have a look at

From Florian in Germany.
Sent Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 22:41:44 (CEST)

Hi. Korean high speed rail, Korean Train Express or KTX, will finally start on April 1. Please check for information in English.

From Yasunori Hayashi in Cambridge, MA USA.
Sent Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 06:46:51 (CEST)

Great Site

From Joe.
Sent Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 04:16:49 (CET)

This site gets better and better, i really wish I had your deducation and time. Very well done.

From webmaster
Sent Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 18:36:41 (CET)

Hi Erik,I sent you some pics of the first 'Ghan' passenger train from Adelaide to Darwin a couple of days back.They were on the kodak server.I do not see you have posted this information. Cheers,kota16

From kota16 in Adelaide,Australia.
Sent Tuesday, February 03, 2004 at 09:57:45 (CET)

Erik I always enjoy your site. It is a good source of information about european rail industry.
This link may be interesting for you. It is about rolling out of new bullet train fleet, 700T series based on Japanese system. Unfortunately, I could not find a site in English.

From Yasunori Hayashi in Boston, USA.
Sent Monday, February 02, 2004 at 03:01:05 (CET)

Great awesome rockin' website!!

From Evan C Norman in USA.
Sent Saturday, December 13, 2003 at 03:37:08 (CET)

very interresting site, best regards.

From gilles in france.
Sent Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 17:18:45 (CET)

I really love your web site. Keep it up.

From asaba owerri in miami usa.
Sent Monday, November 24, 2003 at 10:25:03 (CET)

Hi Erik, Since a while you're one of my favourite portals to monitor road to rail and high speed train (freight) development. It's with pleasure I place links to your site to let more rail supporters benefit from your excellent work. Well done!! Shortway

From Shortway in Belgium & UK.
Sent Sunday, November 02, 2003 at 06:52:05 (CET)

Just surfed in for the first time. Excellent site. Lots of information. Well done. Regards Rob Rail Enthusiast Group

From Rob in Ipswich, UK.
Sent Monday, October 20, 2003 at 09:45:32 (CEST)

Hello Erik your site is very interesting ans informative I have enjoyed looking through it. I'm doing a project on high speed trains and wondering if you could tell me: -are the maglev and tgv technologies the only ones used for high speed trains.& -who are the major manufacturers of these 'beasts'

From Ben.
Sent Thursday, October 09, 2003 at 00:04:13 (CEST)

Hi Erik, Just surfed in. I enjoyed looking through your site. If you are interested in Australia please have a look at sign the guestbook and leave a link if you like. Very useful if you are coming over here. Child Friendly site.

From Gary in Australia.
Sent Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 05:25:41 (CEST)

Yesterday 13th September 2003 the tracks joined at Alice Springs,on the great transcontinental railway from Adelaide to Darwin.The 1420km extension to Darwin from Alice Springs was completed in 18 months,which is 6 months ahead of schedule.'The Ghan' passenger train will start a weekly service on Feb8,2004 for this 2979km service.The longest north/south train ride on the planet.

From kota16 in Adelaide,SA.Australia.
Sent Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 16:24:13 (CEST)

This seems to be a brilliant ressource! I'll have a look around. The Game Master

From Thomas.
Sent Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 16:12:38 (CEST)

may have insulted you.... you aint dutch sorry!!..... how crap does that reallt make us english speakers feel ....... ashamed a LOT :( a parody on all the USA guff

From Nookie.
Sent Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 02:15:37 (CEST)

Thanx Erik you just keep up you work and i'll keep to slip your site in on any place i can! the AB FAB and the TGV very good :)) darling! you know the french did a movie of ab fab too???? No am not french but in france............... you dutch??? you written english i bet is better than mine and i am LOL:)

From Nookie in france.
Sent Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 02:00:10 (CEST)

best i found so far for news! great site ........ VERY good! wish posts like the one below would effff off ? but that is life eh? oh course i would come and see a very good well informed and comprehensive rail news site and need a porn link to some old slappers tits???? But all the same i look in here almost daily since i found your site......... err no not the porn site ;)

From Nookie in france.
Sent Friday, May 09, 2003 at 23:27:37 (CEST)

Erik, This is a wonderful site. It was very helpful for me when trying to figure out what happened with Deutsche Bahn in Eschede. Very comprehensive. Thank you. Your site made my initial research much easier. From Mihaela

From miha in Boston, MA.
Sent Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 09:03:35 (CEST)

Erik, A great site and an invaluable reference source to keep abreast of the changing face of European railways.

From Andy Brabin in London, UK.
Sent Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 17:17:42 (CEST)

first time here..will look a lot more often

From Dennis Laycock in Brisbane.
Sent Friday, April 11, 2003 at 09:45:08 (CEST)

Good Websit!But Why I can not find images?

From vulcan.
Sent Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 07:37:20 (CEST)

Good Websit!But Why I can not find images?

From vulcan.
Sent Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 07:37:06 (CEST)

New links Leif J Olestad

From Leif J Olestad in Åndalsnes in norway.
Sent Monday, November 11, 2002 at 10:05:23 (CET)

Hi Erik Great site, but I am looking for some realy important info regarding Glass vandalism in Europe. I am after spend of vandalism (time frame) and costs! Is there anyone out there with the figures Thanks Martin

From Martin Giles in Sweden.
Sent Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 11:38:34 (CEST)

Great reading Erik!!I am checking daily for updates....I live in the Los Angeles area. After travling to Europe and riding the Eurostar and other systems I hope we eventually will catch up!

From Dave Robeck in Ontario,California. U.S.A..
Sent Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 22:00:45 (CEST)

Hi! I'm Brian. I really like your site, it's usefull and informative. I am working for discount magazine subscription comparison service. I find your site while searching for magazine related sites and It's a pleasure to sign your guestbook. Thanks!

From Brian - magazine subscriptions in USA.
Sent Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 07:23:20 (CEST)

Can anyone explain the reasons why bogies are load tested after assembly and maintenance?

From Sean in Malaysia.
Sent Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 07:47:15 (CEST)

Hi erik! this is shelley's younger sis. I'm not too familiar with current affairs as far as the railway industry is concerned, but I often stop by your site. I'm gradually becoming more aware of what's going on, and gaining an interest. I'm glad for this and I want to thank you, for maintaining such an informative site! My email address is below, you should write me sometime! Have a terrific day Erik! Or however much is left of it when you get this :)

From Suzanne Harris in Halifax, N.S., Canada.
Sent Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 02:26:26 (CEST)

Nice site. For more UK news visit (Apologies for shameless plug).

From in UK.
Sent Thursday, September 05, 2002 at 16:50:51 (CEST)

Good site.To contact UK Rail companies with your feedback or complaint visit

From Train Pain in Oxford UK.
Sent Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 18:32:29 (CEST)

Your excellent site is listed at We are the UK Resource & Campaign Centre. We contain links to hundreds of rail sites and a very lively forum

From Save Our Railways in London UK.
Sent Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 21:42:55 (CEST)

This a great site you put together. It's an excellent source of timely news and information. For those of us trying to influence people to utilize more rail transportation, this is a big help. Keep up the good work!!

From Mario Flores in Tokyo, Japan.
Sent Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 02:10:09 (CEST)

my mind boggles when i read about a local pass train getting hit by a mainline train , unless the system has changed the line must have been laid for the stick to be pulled to green,if the stick had been red he would have gone straight on and not crossed the up and down main nobby ex stratford loco. i have started my own railway so if anyone wants to join just goto never seen steam engins see you their

From nobby clarke in austrailia.
Sent Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 15:58:00 (CEST)

I liked it but it needed a bit more trill to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Bitch Face.
Sent Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 01:10:02 (CEST)

Loved the site, very informative. Check us out sometime

From Dan Ross.
Sent Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 15:17:43 (CEST)

soy muy contento a causa de estas povresas lignas que no puede decir mis sentimientos

From abdelali maache in casablanca morocco.
Sent Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 23:33:27 (CEST)

anyone from New york or Seattle please Write to me from a Tacoma washington state Rail fan

From Mr Larry Stewart in Tacoma pierce.
Sent Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 07:55:30 (CEST)

Most intereasting will be checking back Jack L Jones Missouri Central Rail Road Sale Dept Chesterfield Missouri USA

From Jack L Jones in 4 Pace Rd Eldon,MO 65026 USA.
Sent Monday, March 18, 2002 at 06:17:18 (CET)

Please Erik could you please give me the e-mail adress of Mr. Gerrit van der Linden in Stockholm. You received a mail from him January 03,2002 at 13:48 He is my wifes brother looking for him almost 20 years now. Please help me.

From Egbert.O. Agbenyo in Enkhuizen, Holland..
Sent Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 15:15:59 (CET)

Eric, As a member of the Florida High Speed Rail commission charged with investigating the development of high speed rail in Florida linking our major urban areas I am much pleased and impressed with your site. At present I am in Gstaad Switzerland on vacation and was just surfing in search of information on European rail when I came across your site. I consider it a great source of information which is not provided to me by paid consultants or those with a product to sell. Not there is anything wrong with either of the latter, although I trust everyone I still cut the cards. Thank you for an informative and up to date source of information. I intend to share this with my fellow commission members on my return.

From James "Skip" Fowler in Orlando Florida.
Sent Monday, February 25, 2002 at 12:41:50 (CET)

Harj Erik. Great site you have there , i will add your site to my linksite on my own website. You are welcome to stop by at my site, the address are: mhv_omjk alias Michael Hvidberg Rørvig, Denmark

From mhv_omjk in 4581 Rørvig.
Sent Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 16:33:26 (CET)

Great site Erik !!! Visit my website model railroad and MSX computer URL

From Louis Bruinewoud in Huizen The Netherlands.
Sent Monday, January 21, 2002 at 20:15:09 (CET)

Eric, did you hear about the dismissal of the CEO Of the Dutch Railways and the complete supervisory board?

From Gerrit Van Der Linden in Stockholm, Sweden.
Sent Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 13:48:28 (CET)

Erik: Did you hear about the head-on collision of two CN trains in Davisburg, Michigan Nov. 15,2001? The enigneer and conductor were killed. Very similar to '99 switching accident in Canada. They are still investigating.