Yes, I agree with Pat C. I was just posting this to see if it was just me for some reason. The ads do not bother me at all! I would MUCH rather have ads than not have railroadfan.com. I would start getting angry if there were pop-up ads like on railpictures.net!
You guys are correct, the donations are not keeping up with server costs anymore. Thought it was a good idea to see how these ads would do. I'm also going to contact a number of railroad related companies to see if they are interested in displaying a banner on the site. As for the ads, never planning on any pop-ups, and I hope they remain very unintrusive. If you are interested in something that the ads shows.... well, I'm bound by their Terms of Service not to expand on that thought.