Welcome! This site was formerly known as "Stillwater Station",
but I decided to change the name when I upgraded the site, since
the site covers the entire state of Oklahoma. I'm still working on
changes, so some of the links and pages may not work.
I started the first Stillwater Station on an OSU-hosted website
back in 1995; at the time focusing on the Santa Fe's Stillwater
District (or Sub). Space was limited, so I re-established this
website at Geocities. The constant pop-up ads were annoying, and
when Railfan.net began offering free web space, I was all but
willing to move again.
I can be reached at john_kirk at nospam.com.
You'll just need to replace the "at" with @, and the nospam.com
with hotmail.com. Sorry, but it
helps cut down on the spam.
Special Note to Genealogists
Every so often, I get an e-mail inquiring about an ancestor who
worked for a certain railroad or just "on the railroad in Oklahoma".
I don't have access any railroad employment files, so unfortunately,
I'm not much help in that area.
Generally, there is a
historical group which focuses on each of the larger railroads (the
Katy Railroad Historical Society, for example) that may or may not
have access to these sorts of records. Check out the "Links to Other
Sites" as some of these groups do have a presence on the web.
If you don't know the name of the railroad, you might also
try searching for a historical group in the city or area that your
ancestor was employed in. Sometimes these groups recieved donations
of employment records.
In any case, best wishes on your