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After years of trying to find the right plan, LIRR legend Gene Collora has published a book of high quality black-and-white photos he has taken through the years, including various Northeast railroads in addition to the Long Island. It is the first of at least two volumes. Willis Hobbies has the book for sale, and it can also be ordered direct from the publisher at garbelypublishing.com, or on Amazon.com. For those who don't know Gene, his 38 year stint at the LIRR covered many positions that gave him an inside look at the system he worked for and a way to capture images of the LIRR in its pre-MTA days when it was still pretty much the original infrastructure we like to model (If you are into that). I recommend this book as it is a direct view into the past of general railroading on several lines that today is long gone. Some of Gene's work is included in Steel Rails To The Sunrise. A note to our moderator : if this thread could be linked to others on RR.Net, It would be appreciated.
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