As a solution I entered all the information into a database and wrote scripting to generate the list with links to details pages, one for each site also generated by the script. That was the beginning of the tour. As time has passed, the script has seen many levels of enhancement to create navicable paths from site to site that mimic the tracks of the EBT itself.
My goal in creating the tour is twofold. First, to give a full impression of the line or any part of the line to someone who has not visited in person. I feel the tour can do so better than a simple narrative or geographically arranged photos. Second, I hope the tour will become a repository for data on the line, useful to both historians and modelers.
Each section and many areas will display an opening map which you can use to click directly to a point in the tour. Only the sites visible on the map can be reached in this way. All sites will be reached by using the forward navigation button at the bottom of each page or from the Tour Index.
Remember, whether you proceed down the mainline or divert down a branch you will eventually reach a dead end, just as the real EBT track does. You can always back out, go to the index to restart at a different part of the line, or click back to the top of the tour.
The main growth area of the tour is the addition of data and histories of the sites. Data to be added includes photos (both current and historic) of many sites, complete photo references for all the published EBT books, plan, map and diagram references, and design details.
There are more typographic errors in the tour than I would like and those are being addressed as time allows.
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