David is retired from the U.S. Navy, and has worked in the passenger rail industry for nearly two decades. Dave was one of the first to recognize the potential of the internet to enhance the railfan hobby, and in 1995 he was the coordinating editor for the groudbreaking series in Pacific Rail News of articles titled "Stations on the Information SupeRRailroad." David is an accomplished photographer and author. Elsewhere on this site you can find information about two books he has co-authored:
The Metroliners, co-authored with Bruce Goldberg, which describes the history of the original equipment development, the operating and competitive challenges, the marketing, the transition to Amfleet and Metroliner Services eventual emergence as the most-used, non-auto travel mode between New York City and Washington, DC.
the comprehensive Amtrak roster book Amtrak By the Numbers, co-authored with OTOL contributor El Simon. His Seasons Greetings sent with steel and snow feature was published in the December, 2009, issue of Trains, and the web version is posted on the trains.com website. He has also had photos published in Passenger Train Journal (most recently in the 2010 Passsenger Train Annual's Ten Years of Acela authored by Karl Zimmerman, and the 2009:1 PTJ issue Amfleet Through The Years article which he co-wrote with El Simon), Jane's Urban Transport Systems Yearbook, Jane's World Railways Yearbook, TRP (The Railroad Press), Railpace, Traffic World, Transport Topics and other publications. He was editor of THE TIMETABLE, the monthly newsletter of the Washington, D.C., Chapter, National Railroad Historical Society, from 1991 until 2003, editing 140 consecutive issues. From July 1992 until December 1996 David was Passenger Train Journal's Amtrak Eastern Region Correspondent.
HaRRy was Special Contributor for the Prodigy Classic Travel Bulletin Board, Rail Topic from 1994 to 1996, Leader of the Prodigy Classic Trains Interest Group from 1996 until 1999, and Leader of the Prodigy Internet Trains Community from 1999 until 2003, maintaining the AMTRAK Tips and other rail-related web site sections, and answering frequent questions about rail travel. In addition to his railroad-related knowledge, HaRRy has an extensive background in Computer Software Engineering including designing and developing major special purpose data base and Java® applications. HaRRy is also retired from the U.S. Navy. He has been a Test & Evaluation and Software Engineer for much of the past 20 years, and is now a semi-retired Computer Consultant. (Photo by Lisa Hygh)
Kevin joined Prodigy Classic in 1995, and the following year succeeded HaRRy as Special Contributor for its Travel Bulletin Board, Rail Topic. With the move to Prodigy Internet's Trains Community in 1999, Kevin moderated three forums on its Bulletin Board, and later became one of that board's Administrators. He belongs to many rail passenger associations such as NARP and its regional affiliates, and has posted synopses of their newsletters on the board.
He also maintains a listing of AMTRAK trains, AMTRAK Thruway bus run numbers, and VIA Rail Canada trains in numerical order. Over the years of his involvement with this group, Kevin has participated in and organized numerous group railfan gatherings in many cities.
Kevin works for a brokerage firm and has been in the Data Processing field since 1984. He lives with his son Michael, who shares his love for trains and has accompanied him on many trips by rail across the country.
(Photo by Michael Korell)
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