Popular switch tower book reprinted

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Popular switch tower book reprinted

Joined: May 7th, 2003, 8:58 pm

July 8th, 2018, 9:07 pm #1

The book, “The Classic Railway Signal Tower New Haven Railroad S.S.44/Berk” has been reprinted and is now available. S.S.44 / Berk and the other signal towers played in train operations, dispatching and control. The twenty (20) chapters in the book are about trains,history, technology, signaling, rail operations and people. The book is fully illustrated with approximately 76 color photos, 36 black and white photos, and 30
other graphics. Great train photos, including many by well-known New Haven Railroad photographer T. J. Donahue.

The book's author Steve McEvoy was a New Haven Railroad Tower Operator during the late 1960s. Steve later worked for the Long Island Rail Road and for engineering firms that specialize in railroads and transit systems.

The book's Foreword was written by William L.Withuhn, Curator - History of Transportation, Smithsonian Institution. Bill speaks very highly about the book in all respects.

The book may be purchased for $35.00 including S&H. Connecticut residents must add $2.22 for the 6.35% sales tax, for a total of $37.22.

Orders with checks in the correct amount should be mailed to:

WestConn Chapter NRHS
77 Washington Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

All profits from these sales go to the NRHS Chapter and the SoNo Switch Tower Museum.
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frn1963
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Joined: August 29th, 2003, 4:15 pm

July 9th, 2018, 8:13 am #2

An excellent resource for those interested in signaling, especially on the New Haven.


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Statkowski
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Joined: March 5th, 2003, 4:39 am

July 9th, 2018, 8:37 am #3

frn1963 wrote: An excellent resource for those interested in signaling, especially on the New Haven.
And signaling on the New Haven was unique, and different, from signaling used on other railroads.  
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