About This Web Site
I first began publishing railway stories and articles to the World Wide Web sometime before the year 2000. In
September of that year the Cordova Bay Station web site went online for the first time. A unique story appeared there each month with only one
exception. Over time the name changed to Cordova Station but the content remained pretty much the same until a conceptual change occurred and
the Canadian Pacific Railway Set-off Siding web site was born.
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 my
hosting fee. Since these two web sites do not generate any income to offset their operation an increase in expenses was not
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.
Offering five days per week service leads to a constant demand for railway news,
information, and photographs. If you believe you have a newsworthy or exceptional Canadian photograph please send them along for inclusion
with a news story or for the "Photo of the Week Award".
The web site's Car Knocker may be reached via eMail at:
Each time you use this web site you acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of this web site. OKthePK, the
Canadian Pacific Railway Set-off Siding, and their service or content providers, do not accept any liability for your use of the web site. You
use it at your own risk. The web site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without any representation,
warranties, or conditions of any kind. While every attempt is made to publish accurate data this web site is not responsible for any errors or
omissions in its content.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Set-off Siding contains a mixture of
versions 3.2 and 4.01 Transitional World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Hyper Text Mark-up Language (HTML). The code has been tested for syntax
errors. Java Script has been employed.
Page display was tested using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 8.0.7600.16385 running on the Windows 7 operating system.
The pages have been optimized to display at 1920 x 1080 or 1176 x 664 resolution. Other browsers, operating systems, or resolutions may be
The Windows Media Player or the Quicktime Viewer plug-ins may be required if you wish
audio and video. Any pages that contain Flash presentations require the Flash plug-in. Adobe .pdf files are not generally used on this site
due to their slow downloading time and large bandwidth requirements. You will be warned if there is a link to a .pdf file.
This web site contains no offensive language, no nudity or sexual material, and no
violence with the exception of reported train derailments or railway deaths.
These pages contain internal plus external links to web sites located on the Internet.
Occasionally external links may not function (link rot) as pages are changed, removed, or servers go down on the Internet. All links are
tested weekly for functionality.
William C. Slim - Car Knocker - "I love the smell of
creosote in the morning".
3 July 2010