The NEW New Haven book a review

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The NEW New Haven book a review

BX10
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April 15th, 2018, 12:38 pm #1

First off let me say that this is a great book a long time coming.
 Great pictures too
 There is one picture at the top of page 30 that looks like a model, Rick did you sneak in a picture taken on your layout🙂? And CGI in the extra tracks?

 I did find it strange that in Chapter 3 "The McGinnis Years" most of the pictures are of engines in Green and Yellow, with 7 pictures of EP-5s. No pictures GP-9s, RS-11s, H16-44s etc. that one would associate with PBM

  And in Chapter 4 "The Alpert Era" there are pictures of the of the McGinnis light weight trains, and 1 picture showing a freight with an FM and 2 GP-9s for power. Yes I know this is what Alpert inherited from PBM. 

I did find a couple of errors  in the captions on page 98, about the movie "It Happened to Jane"
One caption states that the Chester station made a cameo role as Cape Anne.
How could it when this station was built just for the movie.
The next one states that no less than 5 FL9s we're used when there were only 3 that I can remember.

 Any others caption errors I missed? And or comments

 This book is a GREAT addition to my New Haven book collection.

Bill
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April 18th, 2018, 8:26 am #2

The shots around Cedar Hill are very nice!
I was surprised that the shot of the whole Cedar Hill area that Tom got after climbing the mountain wasn't in this book. He told me he was very proud of that shot! I think it may have been in a Shoreliner?
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April 18th, 2018, 9:36 am #3

As I stated before this a great book. We have to be very thankful that John Garofalo & Goeffrey Doughty put this book in print! I believe that it was also stated in the preface that T.J. didn't always put notes on his slides, so mistakes could happen. Below are the caption mistakes I found.

Page 16-top photo-PAs were delivered in W/O & Hunter green , not repainted into W/O & Hunter Green
Page 21-bottom photo-Engine 311 is an EP-2 Not an EP-3
Page 25-top photo-Another blue RDC, probably caused by bad film processing
Page 34-top photo-engine 362 is an EP-4 not an EP-3
Page 64-top photo-U25Bs were GE engines not ALCOs
Page 82-bottom photo-U25Bs were GE engines not ALCOs
Page 87-bottom photo-U25Bs were GE engines not ALCOs
Page 100-top photo-crane D-100 was never dieselized; made it to Conrail as steam (ref: Penn Central Post )

John Kasey
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April 18th, 2018, 9:39 am #4

bogman102 wrote: The shots around Cedar Hill are very nice!
I was surprised that the shot of the whole Cedar Hill area that Tom got after climbing the mountain wasn't in this book. He told me he was very proud of that shot! I think it may have been in a Shoreliner?
Mr. Bogman102. I'm not sure if the centerfold of Shoreliner, vol. 20, iss. 4, in Mr. J.W. Swanberg's article "Cedar Hill Roundhouse - An Obiturary, Requiescat in Pace" is the one you are talking about. The mountain would be the coal tower (it could be classified as a mountain for some of us) and the yard fades into the background. That's the only Shoreliner article about Cedar Hill with a view of most of the Yard I've found (though I only used the index to look them up).
     There is another panoramic view of the Cedar Hill Yard taken from on top of the eastbound hump (another possible mountain for some of us) labeling all the facilities and tracks on pages 54 and 55 in the Along the Line reprinted article by Mr. W.S. Carr and H.E. Bailey titled "Cedar Hill Yards and Explanation of Their Operation" in Mr. Ronald Hall's and Mr. Robert Wuchert's, Jr. Memories of the New Haven, Vol: 3 (1986). This picture is not attributed to the photographer or collection, nor to which Along the Line it was taken from.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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April 18th, 2018, 12:50 pm #5

Did anyone notice that a couple of pictures of the Virginians that they are called bricks

Bill
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April 19th, 2018, 10:12 am #6

Mr Sullivan, Thank you for the Shoreliner Issue that photo was in and yes that was the photo I was referring to. When talking with TJ about that shot he referred to having to climb a mountain for the shot. At the time, being naive as I am, I assumed he climbed East Rock for the shot. Cedar Hill is only about 18 feet above sea level while East Rock  is about 200 to 300 feet high. I thought this would have given him the elevation he needed for the shot. Regardless it is a beautiful shot and one of my favorites!  Jim Warner member #3351
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April 19th, 2018, 12:54 pm #7

Thank you John for the corrections list!
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