SteamCentral was created in June 1999 to serve as a place where people interested in steam locomotives could find out what’s going on with steam locomotive operation and preservation. (See the 1999-2003 version of SteamCentral, in all its Web 1.0 loveliness, here.)
Today’s incarnation of SteamCentral uses RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and social networking to simultaneously agreggate and disperse information.
Read SteamCentral front page posts at the SteamCentral web site, or in your RSS reader.
- Add the SteamCentral RSS Feed to your browser feeds, your own Google Reader page or FriendFeed, or other social network sharing feed to get our front page posts.
SteamCentral’s FriendFeed takes our front page posts and bundles them with all the information streams we’ve listed below.
- Subscribe to SteamCentral Schedules using iCal. This option allows you to see schedules in your own online calendar, iCal, Microsoft Outlook, etc.;
- Bookmark the SteamCentral Google Calendar to view it directly, or subscribe to the RSS Feed to be notified of new schedules as we post them.
- Bookmark SteamCentral’s del.icio.us links, add them to your own del.icio.us network, or subscribe to the RSS Feed to be notified of new links as we post them.
Google Reader, YouTube and Flickr:
As we come across interesting news stories, YouTube videos, or Flickr photos we ‘favorite’ or ‘share’ them.
- SteamCentral at YouTube – ‘subscribe’ via your own YouTube account or the RSS Feed to see our favorites.
- SteamCentral’s Google Reader page and RSS Feed.
SteamCentral’s writers and sources use the SteamCentral Twitter feed to announce new SteamCentral content, alert followers to interesting content on other web sites, and occasionally to gloat about a great runby from trackside. There are several ways to follow us:
- Read them in your browser or use a plugin;
- Read them in your Google Talk or other chat / IM client; or
- via SMS (Text Message) on your phone. (Sending and receiving SMS may result in phone charges for which you are liable – check your plan before following.)