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Traci A. Dunham aka. labrat-78 (1960-2009)

Traci was a rare breed and a good influence in our community. She was one of what is still a small number of female railroad workers. She helped dissolve the common gender bias theory that working on the railroad is strictly a man's job. She worked as a Conductor for the Kansas City Southern (KCS) Railroad. When not at work, she was a railfan. Always positive and always willing to educate fellow railfans with advice and knowledge about railroad operations. When Traci lost her battle with cancer, our community lost one of its most outgoing and diverse members. While she may no longer be here, her influence on The-Railfan-Nation last forever.

Tribute Art by AnkaAI3KCS 4678 for Traci Dunham by AnkaAI3
As an appropriate tribute to Traci AnkaAI3 drew this GE Evolution series diesel locomotive that dawns the KCS paint scheme but instead of traditional KCS lettering Traci's name is on the longhood. An appropriate tribute to an outstanding and sorely missed member of the community.

TRFN deviation of the week (2/26/2012-3/3/2012)

:bulletred: Each winner is disqualified from being nominated for the following 52 weeks. This is to ensure that we get diversity in winners instead of the same winner.
:bulletred: The deviation of the week can't be a policy violation. Our staff works hard to ensure this never happens but there may be a rare occasion where one will slip past us so, in the unlikely event policy violation is ever spotted here you are encouraged to report it to group admins via group note. We wanna clean representation and obviously if a stolen piece that wasn't detected makes it into the poll that does taint things.

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The Railfan Nation Rule Book And Submission




Group Info

This is a club by railfans for railfans. We welcome members from all over the world and from all different branches of the artistic community here on DA.

Our Mission Statement:
1. Serve as a liaison between the railroad/railfan community and the rest of DeviantArt
2. Promote the artists within the railfan community on DeviantArt, and showcase the best of their rail-related art. This includes photography, traditonal art, vector art, model railroading, ect.
3. Provide the community with a place to learn techniques, methods, styles, and ideas from other rail deviants.
Founded 9 Years ago
Feb 20, 2006


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1,239 Members
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#Darailyard: our room for railfans, the discussions in here are about anything and everything having to do with trains. Sometimes we talk about our real lives, too... if we have real lives. ;) No actually we talk about real life a lot, its just part of being a community. :D
It has come to my attention that there is a strange submission glitch effecting this group.

There was a rise in wrong folder rejections this week, but it turns out that this was probably not the individual user's fault but rather a system glitch. I am looking over the control panel to see if I have any power to negate this issue. Until it is fixed the Wrong Folder submission rule is suspended. So administration will not be enforcing that rule until this glitch is fixed. What I know now, the glitch causes users to submit into the wrong folder and override the folder's submission limit. All folders seem to be effected.

If you feel your submission was wrongly declined because of this rule let us know by noting the group. It's my understanding before reviewing the logs that a lot of submissions were effected by this. Sorry for any inconvenience. We are working on solving this issue.

Joseph W. Johns
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2001-ACsiren Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I think I might have submitted to the wrong folder again. My bad!
Bronytrainman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
You guys need a folder for thain drawings.
TheDrowWarrior1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
What folder do I submit to.....I cant remember ^_^
wolvesone Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
the catch all folder is TRFN featured
TheDrowWarrior1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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