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Help and other information about www.worldrailfans.org

(formerly www.german-railways.com)


Eisenbahn Top-Link des Monats April NMRA
www.german-railways.com was voted Eisenbahn Top-Link des Monats in April and May 1997 by visitors to www.eisenbahn.com www.german-railways.com was listed as one of two NMRA Webmaster's Choice Sites, in March, April, May, June and July 1997.

Please note that www.worldrailfans.org has no association with any real railway company, or model railway manufacturer, and is run "by" enthusiasts "for" enthusiasts.
The operators of this site have no access to timetable or pricing information. For all European timetable and route planning enquiries, please go to: http://bahn.hafas.de
 
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This site last updated: 4th January 2003
This page last updated: 3rd September 2017

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Background
This web site started off at the end of 1995 as a small project to teach myself HTML at a former employer. Instead of writing pages of nonsense, I decided to write about something I knew a fair amount about. The pages were used as a learning platform for various techniques in HTML, but over time the site started to grow, and by the time I left the company in October 1998, the site had already attracted over 100,000 visitors. Upon leaving the company I had to find a new home for the site and at the same time registered www.german-railways.com (which in hind sight was probably not a very good move). www.german-railways.com received more than a few enquiries which indicated that visitors thought that the site was in some way associated with the "real" German railway company, even though the site specifically said it was not.

In April 2000, shortly after receiving the 200,000th visitor, work started on moving the site over to the new name of www.worldrailfans.org which more accurately reflects the current audience of the site. Although the site originally started out as a platform for people to talk about "German" railways, there had always been more than a passing interest in railways from all over the world.

Navigation
The most popular areas of the site (namely the discussion forum and the web magazine) can be accessed from anywhere in the site by using the yellow navigation bar in the top-right corner of each page. Links to more specific information can be found on the home page.

John Oxlade (webmaster)
Salfords, Surrey, United Kingdom