Advertisements on the Photo Archive?!?!
(Please don't panic! You can shut the ads off!)
As long-time visitors to the Photo Archive know, when I founded this site way back in 1998, I promised that it would ALWAYS be completely free to use, and free of advertisements.
A lot has happened in the 10+ years since then, most notably the site has grown in popularity far beyond my wildest dreams. What I originally envisioned as a site that would be used by a few hundred people at most now regularly receives thousands of visitors from all around the world every single day. Truthfully, it does cost money to run the site, and it is difficult to keep the site going without some form of income from it.
I therefore have made the decision to begin hosting tasteful, relevant advertising on the site. However, in keeping with the original mission of the Photo Archive, these ads are completely optional! That's right, unlike just about every other site on the Internet, if you don't want to see the ads, you don't have to! Just click the "turn ads off" button below, and you will not see ANY ads on the Photo Archive, ever again*. It's entirely up to you! You don't have to sign up for an account, or send money, or anything of the sort, there's no catch. Just hit the button:
If you enjoy the site then I hope you will consider leaving the ads turned on, as they do help to bring in a little extra money to help support the site, but again, the choice is entirely up to you! I will always keep my promise to never force ads on anyone visiting this site.
As always, thank you for your support, and please keep those photos coming!
* Note: If you disable cookies on your web browser, or if you access the Photo Archive from a new computer, you will need to come back to this page and disable the ads again.
Would you like to run an ad on the Photo Archive?
You can help support the Photo Archive by running your own ad here. It's a great way to spread the word of your product or web site to the railfan community, and of course I offer attractive rates. Please visit the Sponsors Page for more details!