308Re: NCNGRR Book Ideas
- Jun 16, 2004May I suggest interviewing past employees? Tough to find, but I'm
sure there are a few left out there. I have a video of the Yosemite
Valley Railroad that includes several ex employees telling highly
interesting and very humorous stories of the road's operations that
one would rarely find in a "fact and date" type book. I have
hundreds of volumes of SP related publications, but ex employee Dick
Murdoch's little books give life to the history.
Also, one could interview local people who rode the train in their
youth. I have modeled the Sacramento Northern for years, and only
this last Sunday discovered that my 89 year old mother had ridden it
from Sacramento to Colusa several times as a kid. Once her memory
was triggered, she was a wealth of anecdotal information.
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