Mike Condren's website

Discussion in 'General' started by pbender, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I won't say it all worked for me. There were a few missing images on the pages I tried, but I can't say those were not missing from the actual site.
    I was mostly interested in the Frisco Passenger car photos, but I also went through some of the non-Frisco pages.

    The wayback machine has the site from many different dates. Sometimes it pays to visit an older or newer version to get what is missing.

    As far as speed, It never was an overly fast page to load.

    Paul
     
  2. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    Any news on how Mike is doing?
     
  3. tomd6 (Tom Duggan RIP 2/11/2018)

    tomd6 (Tom Duggan RIP 2/11/2018) Passed Away February 11, 2018

    Extract from the December 2017 Newsletter, Arkansas Boston Mountains Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, Springdale,AR
    "New Business: Mike Sypult said that Mike Condren has early-onset Alzheimer’s and his Condrenrails website is now offline. This is a nationally known treasure and the chapter authorized Mike Sypult to talk to the Condrens for permission to take custodianship of the website and get it back online. Presumably the chapter would pay the provider for a period to be established. In addition, Mike will investigate downloading the trove of RR material from Condren’s computer. We voted on the Preservation Award that gives a plaque and $100 to the winner. The Ft. Smith Trolley Museum, Ft. Smith Historical Society, the Wheaton Depot and the Heartland Museum were considered. The Trolley Museum won."
    A group in Memphis has also indicated an interest in preserving Mike's website as well.
    Mike lives in Tahlequah, OK and has been a regular attendee at the monthly NRHS Chapter meetings in Springdale, AR,.
    Tom Duggan
     
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  4. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    So the Trolley museum will be getting all of Mike's data then?
     
  5. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    I have very mixed feelings about the FS Trolley Museum, including them being entrusted with artifacts. The A&M has pulled out of using the Trolley Museum as a passenger depot point due to issues there.
     
  6. tomd6 (Tom Duggan RIP 2/11/2018)

    tomd6 (Tom Duggan RIP 2/11/2018) Passed Away February 11, 2018

    I share your comments about the Fort Smith Trolley Museum. I do not think you read the post correctly so I have omitted reference to the Trolley Museum.

    Extract from the December 2017 Newsletter, Arkansas Boston Mountains Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, Springdale,AR
    "New Business: Mike Sypult said that Mike Condren has early-onset Alzheimer’s and his Condrenrails website is now offline. This is a nationally known treasure and the chapter authorized Mike Sypult to talk to the Condrens for permission to take custodianship of the website and get it back online. Presumably the chapter would pay the provider for a period to be established. In addition, Mike will investigate downloading the trove of RR material from Condren’s computer. "
    A group in Memphis has also indicated an interest in preserving Mike's website as well.
    Mike lives in Tahlequah, OK and has been a regular attendee at the monthly NRHS Chapter meetings in Springdale, AR,.
    Tom Duggan
     
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  7. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

  8. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I would support the NRHS chapter in Springdale taking care of Mike Condren's website for him. We definitely need to save the website!!!

    Joe
     
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  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    As mentioned, we can host it here if we just had the files.
     
  10. Thanks for the update on mike and the site even if it is not what anyone wanted to hear.
     
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  11. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Charlie, that would be great if frisco.org takes over the files!!!

    Joe
     
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  12. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    It would be great to have it hosted in two places. That knowledge definitely needs to be preserved. And I realize this conversation sounds a little callous on my part for only talking about the website. My sympathy goes out to Mike Condren and his family as well for this difficult time. I got to meet him last year and he's a great guy.
     
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  13. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Cynthia and I will say our prayers for Mike Condren and his family.

    Joe and Cynthia Lovett
     
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  14. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    Update: The two Mikes were going to meet this weekend, but have now changed it to Feb. 10.
     
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  15. Turky44

    Turky44 Member

    any Updates on Website or Mike?


    Save the Condren Pictures!
     
  16. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    I haven't heard anything. I'll have to check up.
     
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  17. Daniel Dawson

    Daniel Dawson Member

    They have met but failed to find the laptop with the files. It is disheartening but they haven't given up. Currently they are also looking for others that might have had backups.
     
  18. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Very glad to hear there is a search on for the pics. But, how is Mike doing?
    K
     
  19. gbnf

    gbnf Member

    I see the website is up at the old link, with a message at the bottom:

    "This site is maintained by the Arkansas Boston Mountains Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society located in Springdale, Arkansas"

    http://condrenrails.com/frisco.html
     
  20. Turky44

    Turky44 Member

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