I am sure that Mark Frattasio would agree that writing railroad books is not a way to get rich. It has too little appeal for people outside the industry. We do it as a small contribution to the history, on Marks part the history of the running of the railroads and on my part the way it has affected rank and file railroad workers. I came from the notorious east end, trouble makers we were called. The only reason I wrote the book was to give our side of the story and to make sure none of the best men and good guys were forgotten. I would have to sell hundreds of books just to break even (an impossibility) and I could care less about the money. Guys like Charlie Eaton (yardmaster in Framingham Ma.) Joe Chase, a committeeman who led the strike in our area in the late 40's and held and held out long enough for yardmen to get time and a half after eight. Joe Ryan, the smartest and best trainmaster, I ever knew, needed recognition. There were other of course like Wreckmaster John(do you have a dollar for the Lord?) McDonough, the only man I ever saw back Supt Jack Gregg down. Great guys all of them.