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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 will 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 dons 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.

Larry Campbell, AKA the-railblazer (1978-2015)

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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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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1,256 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
I was just informed that, the-railblazer's sister is having trouble obtaining the money for his cremation. A go fund me account has been set-up at…{%2210152854349703074%22%3A801547673247771}&action_type_map={%2210152854349703074%22%3A%22og.shares%22}&action_ref_map={%2210152854349703074%22%3A%22fb_cr_n%22}. If anybody has even the smallest amount they can donate to Larry's funeral expenses it would be greatly appreciated at this time.

I know a good bit of people here on dA probably knew Larry as much more than an online friend if they didn't know him in person. Losing a family member is always tough, but when the family can;t afford funeral expenses it makes the grieving and healing process even tougher. Anything we can do to make this easier is a good thing.
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2001-ACsiren Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I was tired and submitted to the wrong folder again! Sorry!
2001-ACsiren Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Got it corrected.
4gsus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Thanks a lot for accepting my submission to join your group! 
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.
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