Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography will shut down in next 24 hours?

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this is a DRR note to their members (including me!)
Digital Railroad Suspending Operations – Added Oct. 28, 2008
To our valued Members:
We’re sorry 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 suspend all operations.
This archive may only be accessible for the next 24 hours.
Digital Railroad has attracted a loyal set of members. 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

PS: Update 31.10.2008
My account is still running, although it’s so slow it’s practically useless.
Only good thing is that sites that offer hosting for Hi-Res images are fighting for us, former DRR members, offering discounts. We’ll see what I will decide. For now, I’m lingering towards a decision to buy really posh portfolio site from and use for distribution of images. I am trying out other services like photoshelter, smugmug,, and others. I’ll let you know in a week time or so.

Written by Borut Peterlin

29 October, 2008 at 00:12

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. V verziji sporočila na sajtu ni več tistega o 24 urah.

    Vseeno nisem pričakoval, da bo tako hitro. Tehnologija DRR je kljub vsemu precej uporabna in skupnost uporabnikov oblikovana, tako da me preseneča, da se ni našel kupec vsaj za del sistema in so zadevo tako brutalno hitro zaprli.


    29 October, 2008 at 00:31

  2. Borut, tole je pa “fak”! Imaš plan B?


    29 October, 2008 at 00:44

  3. Ponovno: smugmug? Kakšne boljše alternative temu ne poznam. Velik in prijazen community, večja uporabnost… Mislim, da bi ti bilo všeč. Seveda imaš tudi “trial”, da lahko vse to preskusiš, kasneje pa hočejo nekaj dolarjev.


    29 October, 2008 at 00:59

  4. Ah, Borut, sva v istem zosu… Se že nekaj ur matram, da bi vsaj del fotk dal direktno na Photoshelter, pa sploh ne dela. Očitno so tako obremenjeni serverji…
    Da pa ti kar v manj kot enem dnevu vse ukinjejo, mi pa res ni jasno. Lahko bi nam dali vsaj malo več časa :(.


    29 October, 2008 at 02:43

  5. Great! ftp uploading doesn’t work anymore! And I just renew my yearly subscription!!! Not to mention that a magazine is owning me 800 USD, which I will never see.
    Making business with USA is a doggy thing!

    Borut Peterlin

    29 October, 2008 at 10:33

  6. […] October, 2008 I just lost $590 USD because of liquidation of DRR and I also didn’t receive a check of about $700 USD for a job that I’ve done for a […]

  7. If you’ve used your credit card to purchase service call your credit card company and ask to reverse charges as DRR didn’t deliver the service. If you’ve renewed within last few months they should be able to do so with ease. I’ve done this in the past and there was no problem.


    29 October, 2008 at 12:45

  8. ej, that’s a good advice!
    I’ll try.

    Borut Peterlin

    29 October, 2008 at 13:45

  9. […] will shut down in next 24 hours? – B5 […]

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