Noel Weaver wrote:I know this is a heck of a time to comment on books published several years ago and maybe out of print today BUT the Robert Bang book on the Westchester is an interesting read and I recommend it. I do, however, have some suggestions if this book is ever reprinted: Get rid of the duplication in photos, the same photos appear more than once on a number of pages, instead refer to the photo on page XX and include something else.
I appreciate the feedback, Noel. Which book specifically? I worked on both. Can you let me know which pages have the duplicate photos?
It is obvious that there was access to various timetables, how about including a full passenger timetable in readable form in the book, there is some very interesting information to be found in old timetables.
Not a bad idea, as I'm into timetables myself. Depending which book you're talking about, it was either outside the scope of interest or we ran out of room.
A reproduction of an employee timetable would be even better. An old employee timetable has operating information and history that can not be found elsewhere and is always interesting reading at least to me and probably most other readers as well.
Agree. Not sure we had access to NYW&B employee timetables when we were putting the books together.
Dates on the newspaper clips would help as well.
That was a tough one. If there wasn't a date on the news clip it's because we didn't have it. Some of those clippings came out of scrapbooks and the dates long-forgotten, and no digital index was available to search against. It's frustrating to not have the exact dates, but for some of the stories, an approximate date can be extrapolated from the content.
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