The Sidetrack is the "official" newsletter of the Palo Alto Model Railroad club. While there have been many "editors" of the Sidetrack, most of them get sidetracked themselves on other projects, and others take over where they left off. Usually three or four different club members work to contribute to each issue. Publication follows a rather sporadic schedule, as you can see below.
About the format... All of the issues are bitmapped gifs of the original laid-out pages. Conversion to HTML was attempted, but we were displeased with the results. So, as a result, each page of our newsletters is a 17k gif image. If anyone needs the text version for any reason, feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com. One of us will get back to you shortly. Please do not use the contact information available in the archives - it is old and outdated.
In the archives below, you will notice that many of the issues have "holes"
in them. This is because in the original early printed versions, there were
cartoons in those spots that were not part of the computer printout - they
were pasted in later.