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Re: New York, Westchester & Boston NYW&B Main Thread

Postby Statkowski » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:44 pm

William Abbott wrote:On my VHS and DVD players I can then repeatedly press the pause button to made the film/image advance very slowly. This will enable you to snap a picture with your camera; I suppose someone out there has a way to capture the images created in some other manner.


If you're watching the video on a laptop, hold down the Windows key (bottom left side of the keyboard) while pressing the Print Scrn key (top right). You'll get a screen shot posted to your Pictures file.
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Re: New York, Westchester & Boston NYW&B Main Thread

Postby Noel Weaver » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:33 pm

I know this is a heck of a time to comment on books published several years ago and maybe out of print today BUT the Robert Bang book on the Westchester is an interesting read and I recommend it. I do, however, have some suggestions if this book is ever reprinted: Get rid of the duplication in photos, the same photos appear more than once on a number of pages, instead refer to the photo on page XX and include something else. It is obvious that there was access to various timetables, how about including a full passenger timetable in readable form in the book, there is some very interesting information to be found in old timetables. A reproduction of an employee timetable would be even better. An old employee timetable has operating information and history that can not be found elsewhere and is always interesting reading at least to me and probably most other readers as well. I am not taking away from an interesting book with I think is pretty well done with good photo reproduction for the period as well.
Dates on the newspaper clips would help as well. I hope consideration would be given to a reprint of this book including both public and employee timetables as well. I have a similar book in my collection "Every Hour on the Hour" about the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis which includes both public and employee timetables of the period and it makes that book outstanding. Including these items in a Westchester book would make a good book even better. Thanks for reading this.
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Re: New York, Westchester & Boston NYW&B Main Thread

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:56 am

Noel Weaver wrote:I know this is a heck of a time to comment on books published several years ago and maybe out of print today BUT the Robert Bang book on the Westchester is an interesting read and I recommend it. I do, however, have some suggestions if this book is ever reprinted: Get rid of the duplication in photos, the same photos appear more than once on a number of pages, instead refer to the photo on page XX and include something else.


I appreciate the feedback, Noel. Which book specifically? I worked on both. Can you let me know which pages have the duplicate photos?

It is obvious that there was access to various timetables, how about including a full passenger timetable in readable form in the book, there is some very interesting information to be found in old timetables.


Not a bad idea, as I'm into timetables myself. Depending which book you're talking about, it was either outside the scope of interest or we ran out of room.

A reproduction of an employee timetable would be even better. An old employee timetable has operating information and history that can not be found elsewhere and is always interesting reading at least to me and probably most other readers as well.


Agree. Not sure we had access to NYW&B employee timetables when we were putting the books together.

Dates on the newspaper clips would help as well.


That was a tough one. If there wasn't a date on the news clip it's because we didn't have it. Some of those clippings came out of scrapbooks and the dates long-forgotten, and no digital index was available to search against. It's frustrating to not have the exact dates, but for some of the stories, an approximate date can be extrapolated from the content.

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