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Digital Railroad Derails

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Digital Railroad today announced it is closing its doors after an unsuccessful last ditch effort to acquire funding. Earlier this month they announced they were moving some executives into staff positions and cutting staff. It appeared as though DRR would be liquidated. In the early part of this week, they announced they were seeking additional funding to continue operations. Today, they simply closed the doors without notice. The following message was published on the front page of their website. Tonight former DRR members are now receiving their official notice to the same effect.

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October 28, 2008

To our valued Members and Partners:

We deeply regret to inform you that Digital Railroad (DRR) has shut down.

On October 15th we reported that the company had reduced its staff and was aggressively pursuing additional financing and/or a strategic partner. Unfortunately, those efforts were unsuccessful. Therefore Digital Railroad has been forced to close all operations.

Digital Railroad has attracted a loyal set of customers and partners, and we regret this unfortunate outcome. Without sufficient long-term financial support, the business had become unsustainable.

Thank you for allowing us to serve the photographic community these past few years.

All questions pertaining to claims should be addressed to:

Digital Railroad, Inc
c/o Diablo Management Group
1452 N. Vasco Road, #301
Livermore, CA 94551

PhotoShelter also announced earlier this month that they were closing their stock agency known as PhotoShelter Collections after only a year. The PhotoShelter Personal Archives unit is continuing to operate and claims to profitable and have zero debt. They announced [url=http://blog.photoshelter.com/corp/2008/10/a-bright-spot.html]PhotoShelter Personal Archive 2.0[/url] with many enhanced and added features to help you produce clean and professional looking galleries for clients and to help you market, license and deliver digital photographs to your customers.

PhotoShelter is offering 15 months for the price of 12 to former Digital Railroad clients (see the [url=http://pa.photoshelter.com/mkt/200810/drr.html]Special Offer For DRR Clients[/url]). Act now as the offer expires November 4th, 2008.