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Steel Rails to the Sunrise

Postby nyandw » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:43 pm

Question Folks:

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The first edition came out in 1965. I have an autographed copy signed 1978, from the 1965 Second printing. There was a subsequent edition released several years after. It was out around 1970 or 1971. (I believe)

A revised edition came out in the 1980s . . . and 1987 sounds about right. This was followed by a soft-cover edition.

What was the revised edition material added? Thank you. Is it worth obtaining the revised version?
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Re: Steel Rails to the Sunrise

Postby 452 Card » Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:03 am

Not unless it has the small record of whistle sounds with it.
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Re: Steel Rails to the Sunrise

Postby RGlueck » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:43 am

I have a copy of that record, which I'd gladly sell for a reasonable offer.

I don't know what additional information is included, other than some hype Ron built up regarding the (then) restoration attempts, and photo of the two G5's heading back to Morris Park.
Unfortunately, in his later books, particularly "Steel Rails to Victory", Ron got heavy handed with photo retouching. That was the pre-Photoshop age, and though a fairly good commercial artist, he was really not good at the re-touching using chemicals.

"Steel Rails to the Sunrise" is a masterful history of LIRR motive power and historical anecdotes, and I would strongly suggest any serious LIRR son or daughter have a copy on hand.
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Re: Steel Rails to the Sunrise

Postby nyandw » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:46 pm

1987 Hardcover update: A note in the front of the book, with a half-page #293 update, and an index. Thanks folks!! :-)
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