Rails and Trails – Train History and Rails to Trails Web Site
RailsandTrails.com was created in 2001 to promote a love of trains and to document the trails created when old railroad right of ways were decommissioned to make hiking and biking trails.
Over the years the web site has grown and new features have been added and a focus on transportation has been included. This site can help people interested in developing a topic history web site to visualize the potential for such an effort.
This web site includes a conversion of large maps and historical texts to digital formats as well as on-line digital books using MrSID images and DjVu documents to add interest to the web site. This site can be used as a template for people interested in developing a special topic history web site that incorporates heavy use of large maps and historical documents.