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OKthePK is a non-profit, non-commercial, hobby web site designed to inform, educate, and entertain rail fans. OKthePK uses photographs selected from the internet for inclusion in news articles where appropriate. In most cases, determining who, where, or how to contact a photographer is just not possible. OKthePK will identify the photographer whenever possible in the caption line beneath each photo.
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You may be held liable if you make material misrepresentations in an Infringement Notification. Thus, if you are not sure content located on OKthePK infringes your copyright, you should first contact an attorney.
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The physical signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf;
Identification of the copyright claimed to have been infringed;
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The initial notification should be sent to the following eMail address:
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Any pages containing Flash presentations require the Adobe Flash plug-in. Adobe .pdf files are rarely used on this site due to their slow downloading time and large bandwidth requirements. You will be warned should there be a link to a .pdf file.
OKthePK HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language) pages conform to W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) HTML 5 and each page is validated to confirm that. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3) have been employed on all pages.
These web site pages contain internal and external links to web sites located on the Internet. Occasionally the external links may not function (link rot) as page servers go offline either temporarily, or permanently, or the author may just remove the page, or web site, from the Internet. All links are checked for functionality once a week.
Web Site History
This web site first began publishing railway stories and articles to the World Wide Web way back in April of 1995. It was then known as the Canadian Pacific Victoria Division.
That initial web site evolved into the Cordova Bay Station web site which went online for the first time in August of 2000.
A unique story appeared on Cordova Bay Station each month for eleven years with only one exception. Over time the name was shortened to Cordova Station and a new physical location was built but the content remained pretty much the same until a conceptual change occurred with the birth of the Canadian Pacific Railway Set-off Siding web site.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Set-off Siding is a subset of Cordova Station containing only CPR material gathered or created during assembly and publication of Cordova Station.
In late June 2010 Cordova Station had become so popular that readers accessing the web site exceeded the bandwidth permitted by my internet hosting company. This resulted in a payment request from the host that would double the hosting fee. Since the two web sites did not generate any income to offset their operation an increase in expenses was not acceptable.
The solution to continued operation resulted in the creation of a new web site named "OKthePK" at a hosting company providing unlimited bandwidth and storage for a reasonable fee.
OKthePK is updated five days a week with any Canadian Pacific Railway news or articles being archived on the Canadian Pacific Railway Set-off Siding web site as was done in the past with Cordova Station.
OKthePK Mobile Canadian Railway News for smartphones commenced publishing on 12 Mar 2011 along with a re-design of the web site. On 4 Feb 2013 Canadian railway news for smartphones was discontinued.
Offering five days per week service leads to a constant demand for railway news, information, and photographs. If you believe you have newsworthy or exceptional Canadian photos please send them along for inclusion with a news story or for the "Photo of the Week Award".
Today the web site continues to evolve in an attempt to improve and keep readers interested. For the latest changes to OKthePK see the Revisions page.