new L&HR book- how good is it?

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rhallock
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new L&HR book- how good is it?

Post by rhallock » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:14 pm

I see that a new L&HR color book has been published Oct 1st. subtitled "A Link in a Great Chain" About $40. Has anyone seen it and is there anything not covered in previous L&HR books?

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Re: new L&HR book- how good is it?

Post by Marty Feldner » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:45 am

rhallock wrote:I see that a new L&HR color book has been published Oct 1st. subtitled "A Link in a Great Chain" About $40. Has anyone seen it and is there anything not covered in previous L&HR books?
Russ- It's been available as an E-book for several months- I have the download ($19.95). From Morning Sun, it's all full-page photos with caption info (not always accurate). It pretty much consists of photos that wouldn't fit in the earlier Morning Sun book from Jim Boyd (Jim had told me he had enough material for another volume). Good photos- all color, many never published; minimal new info.

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Re: new L&HR book- how good is it?

Post by njtrainspotter » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:51 pm

Funny, last time I checked, there were TWO authors of the "Jim Boyd" book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: new L&HR book- how good is it?

Post by njtrainspotter » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:55 pm

Oh, BTW, it is not pretty much what wouldn't fit in the previous hard cover. Many from the first one were repeated for whatever reason and the other photos weren't avaible back then, most from Bob Wilt. Plenty of mistakes, incorrect locations ad incorrect information.

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Re: new L&HR book- how good is it?

Post by CNJ Fan 4evr » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:01 pm

Great book BUT...... a bit pricy for only a paperback. Some repeated pictures as mentioned but a lot of new ones.It makes no difference. If it is a book on L&HR I will buy it. The Tracy Antz / JIm Boyd hardcover is priced out of this world now. Glad I bought it when it was hot off the press. I remember going to a Jersey Central chapter meeting as a guest of the late Pete Terp to see Jim's slide show on L&HR. It was a long but wonderful slide show that was basically a preview for the book that came out a few years later.

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