M&E History Book, 1952-1982

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M&E History Book, 1952-1982

Postby therudycometh » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:29 am

Alright boys, I'm finally working on my next book... Morristown & Erie, Vol. #2 - Service Is Our Business: 1952-1982: 1952-1982. More information can be found here: http://www.garbelypublishing.com/store/me_serviceisourbusiness. I expect it to be released around August of this year.

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I've recently learned that Andrew Cobb III, who was the M&E president from 1964 to the bankruptcy in 1977, is still alive. I am going to attempt to interview him for this book - which will be the first commentary from him on any of the events of the 1970s.

Otherwise.... here's a bit of a preview....

Aerial view of Morristown from 1960. M&E Railway collection.
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#15 at Essex Fells, July 24, 1965. George Povall collection.
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Re: M&E History Book, 1952-1982

Postby BigDell » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:41 am

This is great! Excellent photos... Looking forward to the book!!
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Re: M&E History Book, 1952-1982

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:44 pm

In the 1960 aerial, appears a freight house was where Staples is now.
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Re: M&E History Book, 1952-1982

Postby therudycometh » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:12 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:In the 1960 aerial, appears a freight house was where Staples is now.

Freight house, passenger station, Imported Auto Parts, Swift Meats, Consumers' Coal, and one other place that I haven't been able to identify.
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Re: M&E History Book, 1952-1982

Postby blockline4180 » Thu May 22, 2014 9:37 am

Really looking forward to this one Rudy... Keep us informed!! Thanks!
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Re: M&E History Book, 1952-1982

Postby therudycometh » Sun May 25, 2014 10:08 pm

Will do! I'm shooting for an August release.

I interviewed Andy Cobb a few weeks back.... VEEEERRRRY interesting.
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