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Re: new historical society website

Dan Stenger
 

It works on my phone, just super small.

Thanks for everyone's hard work on the new web site.

Dan
---- Chris Ford <chris@cfordart.com> wrote:





Thanks Dan,

I'm sure when we do some upgrades we can optimize it to be more mobile friendly. Right now it actually looks fairly decent on a tablet...and it "functions" well on a phone, you just can't read it. Unfortunately some content just doesn't lend itself to a small screen. But we'll figure it out!

Thanks again!



Chris

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Chris Ford
President - ET&amp;WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@cfordart.com
901-497-0809
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www.cfordart.com




On Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:24:39 -0500, "Dan Stenger" wrote:
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Looks great! Are there any plans to make it more mobile friendly for us folks who spend more time on small screens?
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Dan


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On Sep 21, 2018 10:32 AM, Chris Ford &lt;chris@cfordart.com&gt; wrote:


Hey y'all,

Just letting you know that the ET&amp;WNC Railroad Historical Society has rolled out a completely new website. I know...it's been a long time coming...the wheels of an all volunteer organization don't always move as fast as we'd like, but they do move.

There's lots of new content and links, with just a few areas that are not complete, but they are being worked on. Please forgive the dust in our "under construction" sections.

As has long been the case, the site is still not able to handle the business of the Society such as membership renewals and payments or convention registration and payment, but we're working on that too, give us a bit and we'll get there. We've got some professional help lined up to do just that.

Come check it out, especially the new "Histories" section...there's a couple of files contributed by William C. Schneck, Jr. that you won't want to miss. But be warned, don't start reading the Cranberry history if you don't have a long time to read...it's very addictive! And know that he has a few more to come. Lots of "links" to anything ET&amp;WNC related there too. If you know of others please give me a holler, we welcome more content from all of y'all.

This site does not replace our Facebook presence or the "groups.io" group, but it is an addition to the other resources out there. We're trying to put a good face on the web for the Society for anyone new to the ET&amp;WNC. In the end, we want a newcomer to the ET&amp;WNC Railroad to be able to find lots of things that will be of interest and to get more engaged with rest of the fans of our favorite little narrow gauge railroad. That helps us all to continue the legacy of the railroad which is really what this is all about.

So go and take a peek...and don't be shy about letting us know what you think! Be sure to "refresh" your browser pages if you still see the old site. Thanks for y'all's support!


http://www.etwncrrhs.org/


Chris

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Chris Ford
President - ET&amp;WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@cfordart.com
901-497-0809
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www.cfordart.com














Re: new historical society website

Chris Ford
 

Thanks Chris...and your products on the Safari site are great!

Chris

Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@cfordart.com
901-497-0809
www.cfordart.com

On Sep 23, 2018, at 6:49 AM, Chris Jessee via Groups.Io <cj8n=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:

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Re: new historical society website

Chris Jessee
 

The Shopify platform has great mobile friendly templates.

Chris Jessee, President
CardBoard Safari
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
1-877-895-9453
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Don't forget to like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CBSAFARI


HOn3 Annual

Bill Miller
 


The HOn3 Annual from WhiteRiver Productions is ready for Pre-Publication orders.

 Bill Miller


Re: new historical society website

Chris Ford
 

Thanks Dan,

I'm sure when we do some upgrades we can optimize it to be more mobile friendly. Right now it actually looks fairly decent on a tablet...and it "functions" well on a phone, you just can't read it. Unfortunately some content just doesn't lend itself to a small screen. But we'll figure it out!

Thanks again!



Chris

 
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Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
------------------------
www.cfordart.com

On Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:24:39 -0500, "Dan Stenger" wrote:
 
Looks great! Are there any plans to make it more mobile friendly for us folks who spend more time on small screens?
 
Dan
 
On Sep 21, 2018 10:32 AM, Chris Ford <chris@...> wrote:
Hey y'all,

Just letting you know that the ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society has rolled out a completely new website. I know...it's been a long time coming...the wheels of an all volunteer organization don't always move as fast as we'd like, but they do move.

There's lots of new content and links, with just a few areas that are not complete, but they are being worked on. Please forgive the dust in our "under construction" sections.

As has long been the case, the site is still not able to handle the business of the Society such as membership renewals and payments or convention registration and payment, but we're working on that too, give us a bit and we'll get there. We've got some professional help lined up to do just that.

Come check it out, especially the new "Histories" section...there's a couple of files contributed by William C. Schneck, Jr. that you won't want to miss. But be warned, don't start reading the Cranberry history if you don't have a long time to read...it's very addictive! And know that he has a few more to come. Lots of "links" to anything ET&WNC related there too. If you know of others please give me a holler, we welcome more content from all of y'all.

This site does not replace our Facebook presence or the "groups.io" group, but it is an addition to the other resources out there. We're trying to put a good face on the web for the Society for anyone new to the ET&WNC. In the end, we want a newcomer to the ET&WNC Railroad to be able to find lots of things that will be of interest and to get more engaged with rest of the fans of our favorite little narrow gauge railroad. That helps us all to continue the legacy of the railroad which is really what this is all about.

So go and take a peek...and don't be shy about letting us know what you think! Be sure to "refresh" your browser pages if you still see the old site. Thanks for y'all's support!


http://www.etwncrrhs.org/


Chris

------------------------
Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
------------------------
www.cfordart.com


Re: new historical society website

Dan Stenger
 

Looks great! Are there any plans to make it more mobile friendly for us folks who spend more time on small screens?

Dan

On Sep 21, 2018 10:32 AM, Chris Ford <chris@...> wrote:
Hey y'all,

Just letting you know that the ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society has rolled out a completely new website. I know...it's been a long time coming...the wheels of an all volunteer organization don't always move as fast as we'd like, but they do move.

There's lots of new content and links, with just a few areas that are not complete, but they are being worked on. Please forgive the dust in our "under construction" sections.

As has long been the case, the site is still not able to handle the business of the Society such as membership renewals and payments or convention registration and payment, but we're working on that too, give us a bit and we'll get there. We've got some professional help lined up to do just that.

Come check it out, especially the new "Histories" section...there's a couple of files contributed by William C. Schneck, Jr. that you won't want to miss. But be warned, don't start reading the Cranberry history if you don't have a long time to read...it's very addictive! And know that he has a few more to come. Lots of "links" to anything ET&WNC related there too. If you know of others please give me a holler, we welcome more content from all of y'all.

This site does not replace our Facebook presence or the "groups.io" group, but it is an addition to the other resources out there. We're trying to put a good face on the web for the Society for anyone new to the ET&WNC. In the end, we want a newcomer to the ET&WNC Railroad to be able to find lots of things that will be of interest and to get more engaged with rest of the fans of our favorite little narrow gauge railroad. That helps us all to continue the legacy of the railroad which is really what this is all about.

So go and take a peek...and don't be shy about letting us know what you think! Be sure to "refresh" your browser pages if you still see the old site. Thanks for y'all's support!


http://www.etwncrrhs.org/


Chris
------------------------
Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
------------------------
www.cfordart.com


Re: new historical society website

Chris Jessee
 

Well this is fantastic news!  I've run a few e commerce sites over the past 15 or so years and wanted to offer a recommendation on the current easiest to use option https://www.shopify.com
I use Shopify for a couple of current sites and find it to be very easy to set up and maintain. Shopify could easily handle selling merchandise, donations, memberships, convention signup and just about anything else you can throw at it. 


Re: new historical society website

Tom Grabenstein
 

WOW, what a great website ! Sign me up. Check is in the mail. I have been considering doing this for about a year and this beautiful website has inspired me to sign up and join the Society.

I really enjoyed the opening colorized picture of the Johnson City Railroad Depot. It appears that everyone hanging around the Depot including the kid in the foreground are using cell phones. Please tell me it's not so! Circa 1910 – 1920, tell me it's not so!

Thanks for all you are doing.

Doc Tom

Tom Grabenstein MD
172 Maplemere Drive
Clarksville Tennessee 37040
931-503-1406
270-265-5600




On Sep 21, 2018, at 10:32 AM, Chris Ford <chris@...> wrote:

Hey y'all,

Just letting you know that the ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society has rolled out a completely new website. I know...it's been a long time coming...the wheels of an all volunteer organization don't always move as fast as we'd like, but they do move.

There's lots of new content and links, with just a few areas that are not complete, but they are being worked on. Please forgive the dust in our "under construction" sections.

As has long been the case, the site is still not able to handle the business of the Society such as membership renewals and payments or convention registration and payment, but we're working on that too, give us a bit and we'll get there. We've got some professional help lined up to do just that.

Come check it out, especially the new "Histories" section...there's a couple of files contributed by William C. Schneck, Jr. that you won't want to miss. But be warned, don't start reading the Cranberry history if you don't have a long time to read...it's very addictive! And know that he has a few more to come. Lots of "links" to anything ET&WNC related there too. If you know of others please give me a holler, we welcome more content from all of y'all.

This site does not replace our Facebook presence or the "groups.io" group, but it is an addition to the other resources out there. We're trying to put a good face on the web for the Society for anyone new to the ET&WNC. In the end, we want a newcomer to the ET&WNC Railroad to be able to find lots of things that will be of interest and to get more engaged with rest of the fans of our favorite little narrow gauge railroad. That helps us all to continue the legacy of the railroad which is really what this is all about.

So go and take a peek...and don't be shy about letting us know what you think! Be sure to "refresh" your browser pages if you still see the old site. Thanks for y'all's support!


http://www.etwncrrhs.org/


Chris
------------------------
Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
------------------------
www.cfordart.com


Re: new historical society website

joel shipley
 

Wow,

Very nice. Makes me want to join, but as Groucho Marx once said, " I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member."

Only kidding, nice work Chris and thanks for all your hard work.

Joel



From: ETWNC@groups.io <ETWNC@groups.io> on behalf of Chris Ford <chris@...>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018 11:32 AM
To: etwnc@groups.io
Subject: [ETWNC] new historical society website
 
Hey y'all,

Just letting you know that the ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society has rolled out a completely new website. I know...it's been a long time coming...the wheels of an all volunteer organization don't always move as fast as we'd like, but they do move.

There's lots of new content and links, with just a few areas that are not complete, but they are being worked on. Please forgive the dust in our "under construction" sections.

As has long been the case, the site is still not able to handle the business of the Society such as membership renewals and payments or convention registration and payment, but we're working on that too, give us a bit and we'll get there. We've got some professional help lined up to do just that.

Come check it out, especially the new "Histories" section...there's a couple of files contributed by William C. Schneck, Jr. that you won't want to miss. But be warned, don't start reading the Cranberry history if you don't have a long time to read...it's very addictive! And know that he has a few more to come. Lots of "links" to anything ET&WNC related there too. If you know of others please give me a holler, we welcome more content from all of y'all.

This site does not replace our Facebook presence or the "groups.io" group, but it is an addition to the other resources out there. We're trying to put a good face on the web for the Society for anyone new to the ET&WNC. In the end, we want a newcomer to the ET&WNC Railroad to be able to find lots of things that will be of interest and to get more engaged with rest of the fans of our favorite little narrow gauge railroad. That helps us all to continue the legacy of the railroad which is really what this is all about.

So go and take a peek...and don't be shy about letting us know what you think! Be sure to "refresh" your browser pages if you still see the old site. Thanks for y'all's support!


http://www.etwncrrhs.org/


Chris
------------------------
Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
------------------------
www.cfordart.com


new historical society website

Chris Ford
 

Hey y'all,

Just letting you know that the ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society has rolled out a completely new website. I know...it's been a long time coming...the wheels of an all volunteer organization don't always move as fast as we'd like, but they do move.

There's lots of new content and links, with just a few areas that are not complete, but they are being worked on. Please forgive the dust in our "under construction" sections.

As has long been the case, the site is still not able to handle the business of the Society such as membership renewals and payments or convention registration and payment, but we're working on that too, give us a bit and we'll get there. We've got some professional help lined up to do just that.

Come check it out, especially the new "Histories" section...there's a couple of files contributed by William C. Schneck, Jr. that you won't want to miss. But be warned, don't start reading the Cranberry history if you don't have a long time to read...it's very addictive! And know that he has a few more to come. Lots of "links" to anything ET&WNC related there too. If you know of others please give me a holler, we welcome more content from all of y'all.

This site does not replace our Facebook presence or the "groups.io" group, but it is an addition to the other resources out there. We're trying to put a good face on the web for the Society for anyone new to the ET&WNC. In the end, we want a newcomer to the ET&WNC Railroad to be able to find lots of things that will be of interest and to get more engaged with rest of the fans of our favorite little narrow gauge railroad. That helps us all to continue the legacy of the railroad which is really what this is all about.

So go and take a peek...and don't be shy about letting us know what you think! Be sure to "refresh" your browser pages if you still see the old site. Thanks for y'all's support!


http://www.etwncrrhs.org/


Chris
------------------------
Chris Ford
President - ET&WNC Railroad Historical Society
www.etwncrrhs.org
chris@...
901-497-0809
------------------------
www.cfordart.com


Storm a brewin'....

Lee Bishop
 

Hopefully this won't be like that 1940 storm, but it might be headed right to our favorite region:
https://www.weather.gov/media/ilm/LatestBriefing.pdf


Re: New Land of Oz and Tweetsie RR film uploaded

Ken Riddle
 

That was the first Old Timers Day.   They called it “I Remember Tweetsie Day”.  I was there with my family as well as probably fifty of the old employees.  Your dad was right, Paul Harvey was there to speak.

Thank you for saving this

Ken


On Sep 5, 2018, at 6:33 PM, Rae Augenstein <GetGlowing@...> wrote:

I just uploaded an old home movie of our visit to the Land of Oz and the Tweetsie RR in *I think* 1973. 

It features most of the Oz walkthrough including the balloon ride PLUS a double-header at Tweetsie. 

My dad, who passed away a few weeks ago, narrated the film-to-video transfer several years ago, and he says there was a political rally at Tweetsie that day. It may help some of you park historians to pinpoint the date of the visit. Again, I think it was '73. 

https://youtu.be/kWKcFm0kqkU 

I've been going through a DVD of his movies that I didn't know he was able to transfer. I have film from Six Gun Territory in Florida in '69, which had a train (the park was very similar to Tweetsie and Ghost Town and early Silver Dollar City). I have Disneyland in '65 with Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland (also uploaded to my same YouTube channel), Walt Disney World in April '72 (so six months after it opened, but scant train footage), Kings Island, Geauga Lake from the Cleveland area, Cedar Point, and a few more tourist trains. If anyone is interested in those I can post a reply here or you can email me off-list or find me on the Facebook. It will take me a few more days to get it all transferred. 

I don't know the quality of the original Oz/Tweetsie film since he did this transfer so many years ago. I find it and see if I can do a good digital restoration though. 

--
Rae Augenstein 
Johnson City 


New Land of Oz and Tweetsie RR film uploaded

Rae Augenstein
 

I just uploaded an old home movie of our visit to the Land of Oz and the Tweetsie RR in *I think* 1973. 

It features most of the Oz walkthrough including the balloon ride PLUS a double-header at Tweetsie. 

My dad, who passed away a few weeks ago, narrated the film-to-video transfer several years ago, and he says there was a political rally at Tweetsie that day. It may help some of you park historians to pinpoint the date of the visit. Again, I think it was '73. 

https://youtu.be/kWKcFm0kqkU 

I've been going through a DVD of his movies that I didn't know he was able to transfer. I have film from Six Gun Territory in Florida in '69, which had a train (the park was very similar to Tweetsie and Ghost Town and early Silver Dollar City). I have Disneyland in '65 with Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland (also uploaded to my same YouTube channel), Walt Disney World in April '72 (so six months after it opened, but scant train footage), Kings Island, Geauga Lake from the Cleveland area, Cedar Point, and a few more tourist trains. If anyone is interested in those I can post a reply here or you can email me off-list or find me on the Facebook. It will take me a few more days to get it all transferred. 

I don't know the quality of the original Oz/Tweetsie film since he did this transfer so many years ago. I find it and see if I can do a good digital restoration though. 

--
Rae Augenstein 
Johnson City 


Re: Krause photo?

Chris Jessee
 

Just FYI, I have a large format flatbed printer capable of printing up to 60" x 120" on flexible materials and rigid materials up to 2.5" thick. I can run a door or a table top or sheet of plywood or aluminum through it - great for train signs. It can also print on peel and stick polyester fabric suitable for back drops and wall decals. Let me know if you need anything printed. 

Chris Jessee
cj8n@...


Re: Krause photo?

Lee Bishop
 

This is the photo I was referring to


Re: Is there interest in buying photos made from high quality ink-jet printer?

Michael Hardin
 

Yes, interested

On Aug 21, 2018, at 11:48 PM, Jim King <jimking3@...> wrote:

I'm considering putting my large negative and slide collection to use in the form of creating a catalog of images that can be printed and sold direct, maybe ebay.  Images would be created using an 11-head, high-end color printer on glossy paper after I scanned the originals at high rez, edited arrangement, added a 1-line caption at the bottom and printed in black and white (halftone) or full color.

Does this interest you?  Please let me know off-list at jimking3 at charter dot net.
Thank you.

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works Inc.


Krause photo?

Lee Bishop
 

I'm looking for a good print of this John Krause photo, either in 8X10 or 11X14, to hang on the wall of my train room. I can't find it online, but it's the one at Stateline, on I think the very last run, passing a ancient fence/gate with someone standing on top of a boxcar several cars back from # 11 (it's a very short train with one loaded gon, a few boxcars and then 505 in the back).
If anyone knows who has the right to his work these days or knows where I can get a good print of it, please let me know.
Lee Bishop


Re: Is there interest in buying photos made from high quality ink-jet printer?

James Freeland
 

Yes


Is there interest in buying photos made from high quality ink-jet printer?

Jim King
 

I'm considering putting my large negative and slide collection to use in the form of creating a catalog of images that can be printed and sold direct, maybe ebay.  Images would be created using an 11-head, high-end color printer on glossy paper after I scanned the originals at high rez, edited arrangement, added a 1-line caption at the bottom and printed in black and white (halftone) or full color.

Does this interest you?  Please let me know off-list at jimking3 at charter dot net.
Thank you.

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works Inc.


Re: Help the SE Narrow Gauge and Shortline Museum

Patrick Leonard
 

It appears that you can vote for more than one group.  Don't do it!  A vote for another org might just push them ahead of the museum.

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