by Otto Vondrak
This thread is for my friends who had an idea to start an NYWBRy. Historical Society... and anyone else who wants to discuss the NYWB!
Here's a question for Otto: When the excursion train stopped at Dyre Ave, I ran into a guy who had a printed out map of the NYW&B with the proposed extensions shown on the map including the Westchester Northern and all of the stations for that line marked on the map. The map even had the Railroad.net logo on it. I didn't get a chance to ask him were he got the map. I assumed it was part of some promo for the new Bob Bang book and the map would be in the book. When I got my copy of the book, I noticed that the map doesn't appear in it. Any ideas about what I saw? I'd love to get a copy of this map if it exists anywhere.Hrm... sounds like something I would make, doesn't it? You may have been seeing things... a Railroad.net logo? Really? Hrm...
When you get Bob Bang's new book, look at the pages I mentioned. Then look again at the photo at the top of p. 19. At the upper left is a house with a gable and a chimney to the right of the gable. Now look at Bob's (sorry, I don't even know him) Mile-Dollar-A-Mile book at the photo at top of page 5. To the right of the water tower (I presume that's what it is) is a clump of trees, then a house with a Mansard roof and drill in front of it, then right next to that house the chimney of the house in the other book. and a small piece of the gable.I drive within 100 feet of where that photo was taken every day to go to work (I have to drive to the Mt.Vernon station on the New Haven to go to Gotham).
If the PDF resides on a web server somewhere, just provide a link to the file, and we'll be able to access it.Unfortunately the PDFs are not on the web. I'll have to see if a friend of mine would be willing to put it on their web page.