Heard on the news that today (Sept. 6th) is considered "National Read a Book Day." I have one book that I re-found among my other books that I am looking at, Railroad Ferries of the Hudson. 

 

So, what railroad books are you looking at?

 

Tom 

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Hi, Tom.

 

Garbely Publishing has been releasing splendid books covering two New Jersey short line railroads: Morristown & Erie and Rahway Valley. Issued thus far are M&E Volumes 1 and 2, an M&E equipment book and a two volume history of the Rahway Valley. As a New Jersey resident, I've acquired all of the above titles and just finished reading the last of them a few days ago. The research is superb and the books have plenty of excellent pictures. I enjoyed them thoroughly and await the release of the third installment of the history of the M&E which is forthcoming.

 

Excellent thread by the way.

 

Regards,

Bob

      

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I also enjoy railroad advertising. I have an article which I wrote appearing in the upcoming Winter 2015 edition of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society's quarterly magazine, The Keystone, related to WWII advertising on the Pennsy.

 

Tom 

Tom:

 

Since you started this thread, I just couldn't resist posting a note about your Hudson Line book as the book's quality is superb. From one author to another, your research is thorough and the selection of illustrations provides the reader with visual treat...well done.

 

Bob

  

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Bob,

   Very kind of you. Thanks for your comments.

   Sorry, not aware of what you wrote. Please share.

 

Tom 

Hi, Tom.

 

I wrote "Conrail's North Jersey Coast Line" which focuses on the period from Conrail's April 1976 start-up until 1983 during which it operated North Jersey Coast Line passenger trains under contract for NJDOT and then NJ Transit when NJT assumed operations. An impressive variety of equipment was employed to keep the trains running until new locomotives and cars could be acquired and I included as many different types and paint schemes as possible.  In addition, the subsequent extension of electrification to Long Branch drastically altered the lineside features at numerous places so many of the photos were chosen to show how certain locations appeared before these changes. The line during the CNJ and PRR/PC periods has received a lot of attention in print but not much after Conrail assumed control so I thought a book about the subject would fill a need.

 

Thanks for asking.

 

Bob

       

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Unfortunately, because I'm still in college in a liberal arts major, national read-a-book day is everyday for me. I don't get much choice in what I am reading, either...

 

With that said, the book on railroad advertising looks great! I love mid-century advertising and the look it evokes.

Never stops to amaze me, the number of books on railroad history that have been done....every time I walk by a book dealer in a show, and am often tempted.  Just one I know I want now is the caboose book on the Burlington.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

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