Gene Collora has published a book!

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Gene Collora has published a book!

Postby 452 Card » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:20 pm

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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Re: Gene Collora has published a book!

Postby nyandw » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:16 pm

http://www.garbelypublishing.com/currenttitles/
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452 card: Might you elaborate on the LIRR material within the book(s), if possible?
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Re: Gene Collora has published a book!

Postby RGlueck » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:35 am

I know both the author and publisher, and this is going to be authoritative, enjoyable, and well done in all respects.
Congratulations, Gene!
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Re: Gene Collora has published a book!

Postby Slippy » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:40 am

Gene is a gentlemen and I have many of his black and white photos. Looking forward to checking out his new book.
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Re: Gene Collora has published a book!

Postby 452 Card » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:16 am

There are stationary and moving shots of FB H16-44s, ALCO C420s, Budd RDCs, ALCO RS 1s and 3s, G5s and H10s engines in various locations, as well as excellent shots of other Northeast railroads, and some smattering of eastern Midwest stuff. An excellent book, to say the least.
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Re: Gene Collora has published a book!

Postby therudycometh » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:48 pm

Hello all!

If you liked Volume 1, I'm happy to announce that Volume 2 is now available:

https://squareup.com/market/garbelypubl ... ew-england

If you like New Haven, Boston & Maine, the upper end of the New York Central, the Delaware & Hudson, and lots of other goodies, this is the book for you!
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Re: Gene Collora has published a book!

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:09 pm

I've changed the status of the topic to "Global". I love to promote projects like this. I'll switch it back to LIRR in about 30 days.
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Re: Gene Collora has published a book!

Postby therudycometh » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:33 pm

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We've also got a new promotional video out featuring Gene's two books:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpvtKbyplJ8
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Re: Gene Collora has published a book!

Postby rovetherr » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:52 pm

Picked up both of these books, along with a few Rutland prints, from Mr. (and Mrs. it should be noted) Collora at the Springfield show. I'm very glad I did, lots of interesting photo's in the books, well worth the reasonable price! I will definantly pick up any future releases!
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