My LV History Book

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My LV History Book

Post by therudycometh » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:14 pm

The new hardcover edition of my LV book is now available!

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If you're interested in learning more, visit http://www.garbelypublishing.com/public ... -1965-1976!
- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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Re: My LV History Book

Post by umtrr-author » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:42 am

I can't resist copying one of the pre-publication reviews of Rudy's book:
"Mr. Garbely has done an amazing piece of original research. . . . He did a magnificent job in both the conception and execution of this paper. . . . So few students are interested in business and corporate history, and Mr. Garbely is exceptionally talented at it." - Dr. Richard Saunders, Jr., professor of history at Clemson University and author of Merging Lines: American Railroads, 1900-1970 and Main Lines: Rebirth of the North American Railroads, 1970–2002
This is high praise indeed-- Dr. Saunders' two books are among the best I have ever read on the subject... and if he thinks that Rudy did a great job, I am very sure he did!

Best of luck with the book. Spread the word!
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Re: My LV History Book

Post by therudycometh » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:30 pm

umtrr-author wrote:I can't resist copying one of the pre-publication reviews of Rudy's book:
"Mr. Garbely has done an amazing piece of original research. . . . He did a magnificent job in both the conception and execution of this paper. . . . So few students are interested in business and corporate history, and Mr. Garbely is exceptionally talented at it." - Dr. Richard Saunders, Jr., professor of history at Clemson University and author of Merging Lines: American Railroads, 1900-1970 and Main Lines: Rebirth of the North American Railroads, 1970–2002
This is high praise indeed-- Dr. Saunders' two books are among the best I have ever read on the subject... and if he thinks that Rudy did a great job, I am very sure he did!

Best of luck with the book. Spread the word!
Thanks George! Dr. Saunders was actually involved towards the tail end of the writing process, and offered some very constructive advice as to how to expand in some places and add new information. He was somewhat personally invested, having grown up in Buffalo in the 1950s and worked for the New York Central as a clerk during his summers off from high school - he handled the interchange with the LV! Very interesting guy to talk to and learn from.
- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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Re: My LV History Book

Post by Paul Miller » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:36 pm

Congrats Rudy! Great job!

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Re: My LV History Book

Post by Earle Baldwin » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:28 pm

Hi, Rudy.

I purchased a copy of your book at the Greenberg-Edison show yesterday. It's very well researched and I'm finding it to be an immensely enjoyable read. Thanks for taking the time to make such a wonderful volume available to the rest of us. I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the first volume of your M&E titles in a few weeks.

Best regards,

Bob

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Re: My LV History Book

Post by therudycometh » Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:38 am

Earle Baldwin wrote:Hi, Rudy.

I purchased a copy of your book at the Greenberg-Edison show yesterday. It's very well researched and I'm finding it to be an immensely enjoyable read. Thanks for taking the time to make such a wonderful volume available to the rest of us. I'm eagerly awaiting the release of the first volume of your M&E titles in a few weeks.

Best regards,

Bob
Bob,

Thanks for taking the time to read it! Glad you enjoyed it, and I hope you've gotten your hands on a copy of my M&E Volume 1 already!

Rudy
- Rudy Garbely
President, The Conrail Historical Society
Media & Communications, Operation Toy Train
President, The Garbely Publishing Company

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