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The story behind MainlineDiesels.net

When one takes a first glance at the website, one might think: "it looks a lot like Railcolor.net". Well, that's correct. With the Railcolor.net project growing bigger and bigger, creative director Simon Wijnakker decided it was time to focus on modern electric locomotives. The consequence was that all diesel locomotives which were not part of a specific platform had to go. At that point Maxime Bonnier was offered the opportunity to take over the diesel locomotives. He took this opportunity and decided to build a diesel dedicated website around them: MainlineDiesels.net was born. Because MainlineDiesels.net forms the diesel counterpart of Railcolor.net, it was decided that the general Railcolor layout would suit the website best. An own logo was created, the first locomotive profiles were transferred between the websites and in 2013 the website was put online. From that point on it was Diesels vs. Electrics.


Maxime Bonnier isn't the only one behind MainlineDiesels.net. The website is technically supported by the Lok-Datenbank.de collaborative from Germany, which provides a uniform database for systematically documenting statistics, images and additional information on railway vehicles. Next to that Lok-Datenbank.de makes it easy for people who want to contribute to the website, which gives the website a very dynamic and interactive element. More information about the Lok-Datenbank.de project can be found here.


Direct contact

Maxime Bonnier BSc

Balthasar van der Polweg 668

2628 ZH Delft

The Netherlands


Thank you

Many thanks go out to everyone who has contributed to our website, but especially to the following people:


Patrick Böttger - Technical webmaster

Simon Wijnakker - Start-up support, creative design, webmaster official MLD partnersite Railcolor.net


In general

Statements and opinions are given in good faith and are not intended to cause offence to any party. No liability will be accepted for any inaccuracies or omissions. And you can always help! Please report any errors or when you find any usable information on the internet of in other media, let me know! By doing this we can always keep this website up to date together. Questions via the contact form, email and social media willl always be answered as good as possible.


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