The Gregarious Railfan  Disclaimer Page
The Gregarious Railfan  Disclaimer  2015


I am a railfan and in twenty five years I’ve learned a lot about railfanning, but I am not as knowledgeable as I would
like to be.  My web pages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying
to help others. This website is a hobby almost separate from my railfanning and a vast source of fun and
entertainment for me. My web pages are an attempt at putting everything I can find of the subject in one convenient
place.  There are plenty of other good websites to help me in this effort, and they are listed in the links section on
my index page, or as needed on individual pages.  Please do not write to me about something that may be incorrect,
without graciously providing a correction. I am always ready to accept corrections and new info to make the
website better for you AND me. If I have failed to give credit for your original material, contact me and I will do my
best to make it right; hopefully, by adding credit or if necessary by removing the material. See my
contact page.
Please Note: The main focus of my website is to provide information in a way that you can research a location and see
if that fits in with YOUR plans to travel and see that location. I freely add all the links to other websites and tools
to help with that goal. In fact to avoid trouble and being accused of stealing material, I prefer to add a link to the
original material. Every effort has been made to make sure that the information in this railfan guide is correct and up
to date.  Believe me, that is an enormous task in itself. Once in a while, errors creep in, especially if I reference
websites that haven’t been updated or restaurants and other places open, close, or change names.  Many of my maps
are done by my friend, Todd Sestero and appear on his website - Railfan Guides of the U.S.  in fact that is how we
met and became friends, I had contacted him to get permission to use some of his excellent maps on my website as
other maps were either woefully inadequate, or had copyright messages with cryptic warnings about using them.
Since most of us railfans aren’t true foamers, and don't have just trains as a hobby, I have also tried to point out
where other interesting things exist at a location. One of my other hobbies is roadtripping and the rules to that make
it imperative to explore new things. While some may feel they shouldn't be included, these other things tend to make
MY trips a lot more interesting....
My philosophy, like Todd Sestero’s is that pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  
Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented. First my best source for maps is
GOOGLE MAPS - it is my primary source for GPS co-ordinates, directions and restaurant and lodging info at places I’ve
never been.  But you need to take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if
you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches; and
DeLorme publishes excellent gazetteers that are most helpful to railfans. Always have a good map with you.
And last, that unique and euphonious term, Floobydust, is a term Todd Sestero has shared with me. It means
miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

TGR
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