December 31, 2006

Old catalogs needed

I added a "want list" page in an effort to find/re-acquire prices realized from older NASCA and Smythe sales. I hope against hope that this will be a temporary page, but something tells me it will be around for a long time. Please check your collection.

September 16, 2006

How to tell if certificates were ever issued

Added a new page to discuss how you can tell whether certificates were issued or not.

August 21, 2006

Switching to electronic newsletters (mostly)

August newsletter mailed. Henceforth, I will post newsletters on this web site in Acrobat format and notify subscribers that it is available. Increasing postage costs combined with the increasing size of the subscription list has convinced me of the necessity of going to a full electronic version. I will continue to mail paper copies to those without web access.

July 15, 2006

Company mini-histories

I have added a few short articles to the online database to let you see what I have in mind for gathering company biographies. Check out these companies:

FER-591, Ferrocarril Hidalgo Tulancingo & Tuxpam
MER-200, Merchants & Miners Transportation Co
STP-318, St Paul Eastern Grand Trunk Railway Co
TON-846, Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad Co Ltd
UIN-500, Uintah Railway Co
WIL-110, Wilkes Barre Connecting Railroad Co

July 05, 2006

Notes about companies

I have added a new Notes feature to the "Select company" page of the database search. These notes will show you all sorts of extra information about companies including organization dates, wrap-up dates, company nicknames, presidents. I am also starting to compile short company biographies. At this point, only a tiny handful of companies are represented.

January 16, 2006

January 15, 2006

Newsletters posted

September and December newsletters added to web site.

January 14, 2006

Database search problem corrected

I updated the database search code to correct an error that one of my correspondents had discovered a few weeks ago. There was a problem with accurately finding companies that started with "St." I also modified the way the search handles confusing words like St, Saint, Sainte, Mt and Mount.