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 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)
So for now the group is not dead and is open for posting as there is one admin on here for now and a clean up of the group will come in the future when time permits and once i can get together with other admins.
As not to leave you hanging it seems that most of the administration here like myself have left deviantART probably for similar reasons.
My sincerest of apologies to any fans of this group but sadly deviantART didn't really didn't impress us over the years.