North American Rail Alliance

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Catt, Jan 14, 2001.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    The North American Rail Alliance is a group of independantly owned US shortline railroads.Who are working to gether under the umbrella of NARA to provide alternative rail service to both large and small rail customers to and from Canada, and to and from the southern coast of the United States.

    We currently have members in 5 US states,and Canada as well as Sweden.

    If this is something you may be interested in let me know.We are strickly web based and it cost nothing but a little of your time to join and hopefully enjoy.

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  2. Art Lamb

    Art Lamb New Member

    Well Catt I talked it over with Eve and she told me... go for it. I don't have to lay track from here to Michigan do I.

    Art
  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

    No Art,but we will need to build a rail network from here to you on the web.

    Now we need some more freelancers/protolancers between Mich.and Mass.

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  4. Art Lamb

    Art Lamb New Member

    Hey Catt,
    Post what needs to be done to join. I know you told me I needed a RR site on the web, and that is ok but what else is needed.
    Art
  5. Catt

    Catt Guest

    You have to be a train nut ,Art. I believe that you and Barbara qualify.Barbara does for sure.

    JOIN THE NORTH AMERICAN RAIL ALLIANCE

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    [This message has been edited by Catt! (edited 01-17-2001).]
  6. Catt

    Catt Guest

    North American Rail Alliance-To join all you need to be is a model railroader with a North American themed layout.Preferably a freelancer or protolancer,but this is not written in stone. Scale is not important,but a website is.
    There is absolutely no cost to join our group,there are no dues and the only meetings are in ICQ chatrooms.Our goal is a north-south raillink(doing that now) and an east/west link (working on that now).

    I forgot to mention that NARA includes any interested Canadian modelers too.

    If your interested leave a message here on big blue [​IMG]

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    [This message has been edited by Catt! (edited 01-17-2001).]
  7. wt&c

    wt&c Guest

    hey catt I model (and live) in Northern West Virginia, Free-lanced ralroad that soupossed ly runs in Mississippi,
    alababma,
    georgia, south carolina, tenessee,WV,KY,PA,MD,OH,IN,ILL, and MI. Again the modeled portion in from North Parkersburgh,WV (WV/OH BORDER) to WV/MD border in a little town 8 miles North of Terra Alta,WV that is right near maryland. I'm interested. [​IMG]

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  8. wt&c

    wt&c Guest

    unfortunately, My A&A sounds like a class 1.

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  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The M.A.T. belongs to NARA Number 2 to join with Catts G.V.R. number 1. Currently the M.A.T. covers Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC. If desired, an interchange could also go east to the maritimes. Anyone interested can contact Catt or me.
  10. Catt

    Catt Guest

    wt&c one thing you should know about NARAs rules.There are none yet.The Grande Valley will be a class 1 railroad someday.
    The whole point is to get a model railroad network crisscrossing this continent.
    Robin I think we've got a good thing started here.

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  11. wt&c

    wt&c Guest

    so, am I in ?? [​IMG]

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  12. Catt

    Catt Guest

    wt&c Yes,you are #8
    Welcome to the party.

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    Catt! A freelancer for life
  13. Art Lamb

    Art Lamb New Member

    Hey Catt, here is Eve's start at building a NARA site.... NARA #6 is now online

    Eve's NARA Site
  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Here is our first go at a membership list for NARA. A big thanks to Ed for designing a logo and all the changes it is going through.
    http://members.nbci.com/Matthyro/members.htm
    If you wish to see changes or additions, please let either Catt or myself know.
    Thanks
  15. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

  16. grandmesa

    grandmesa New Member

    Hey, will a shortline running between Miami, OK and Joplin, MO by way of Baxter Springs and Riverton, KS fit in your plans? Check it
    out at

    http://hometown.aol.com/slsf1630/myhomepage/profile.html

    The Oklahoma & North Eastern runs in northeastern Oklahoma, southeast Kansas, and southwest Missouri.



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  17. Catt

    Catt Guest

    Well sir,it certainly looks to me like it fits our plans purrfectly [​IMG]

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  18. grandmesa

    grandmesa New Member

    COOL!!!!
    So I take it I'm in?

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  19. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Hi Grandmesa, Bob is it? Yes we want to have you as a member to NARA but you do not list an e-mail so couldn't get to you that way. We have your Railroad name and your web site but so far have only found the name Bob. What is your lastname?
    E-mail me please.
    Robin

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