Re: CA&E slide show
- Information I have regarding a Volume III from Mr Plachno is that while
it was always planned, and is guesstimated to be roughly 85-90%
complete, dont' expect to see it anytime soon, if ever. My
understanding is that he's had a fairly rough go of things in his
personal life over the last several years, and Volume III is one of
the "collateral" victims.
I know there are several other projects from Plachno equally in limbo,
including a book on the North Shore's Electroliners. This particular
project I have some inside information on, and the author is working
with an outside source to at least bring that project to fruition.
It would be a shame to see the trilogy not completed, maybe someone
with an interest and/or skill set will contact Mr Plachno and help to
move this project along. I can't see any way that it wouldn't be
- I also live far away from the old tracks, and I also would love to see
Steve Hyett's information.
But, why not do it the modern way: on a web page?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, <afishel@...> wrote:
> Thanks Tom, I appreciate your comments and "hope" that we and future
> generations will have a chance to better know the CA&E through the
> of knowledgeable people and holders of archives of the CA&E.
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Tom Kaufman
> Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 5:22 AM
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> Subject: [thegreatthirdrail] CA&E slide show
> I also would like a copy. Maybe if someone who will be there at the
> presentation can "ask, no pressure", Steve if there is a possibility of
> producing this on CD/DVD with the understanding any profit could be
> directed towards maintaining the CA&E archives, equipment, etc, at
> other locations, we could use this as a means to preserve the CA&E as we
> all remember it. As we all know there are few photographic/video
> collections of the CA&E available. Julie Johnson's book that was done in
> the 60's was the first. I never got a copy and I wish now that I had.
> There have been books done by CERA Bulletin 106, Gordon Lloyds book,
> Plachno's two books and the two videos, Sunday River was one and I can't
> remember the other one. I used to own it buit I passed it on, and never
> got a copy.
> As I look back on this thread, I hope I haven't built anyone's hopes
> I brought up the memory of something that may or may not be able to come
> to fruitation. I imagine an undertaking of this magnitutde will take
> of time and energy, and MONEY, and if this is able to work out, we all
> have to look at the possibility of this not being profitable, as the
> although popular in the midwest, will not make any money elswhere. This
> may have to be an limited edition release. Just my two cents.
> Tom Kaufman
- Steve Hyett is a Naperville historian who has presented before the
Illinois Prairie Path Assoc. several times in the past.
Maybe someone can reach him in that suburb.
- I can certainly appreciate life throwing one a curve
ball. I hope all works out well for Mr. Plachno. I
hope he will be convinced to continue/resume work on
the third book. I have recently read the second book,
and found it absolutly facinating. Having lived in
Wheaton most of my life, and riding the "prarie path"
for large distances, I find it absolutly facinating.
I also enjoy the Urban Archeology that such reading
--- thegreatthirdrail <thegreatthirdrail@...>
> Information I have regarding a Volume III from Mr__________________________________________________
> Plachno is that while
> it was always planned, and is guesstimated to be
> roughly 85-90%
> complete, dont' expect to see it anytime soon, if
> ever. My
> understanding is that he's had a fairly rough go of
> things in his
> personal life over the last several years, and
> Volume III is one of
> the "collateral" victims.
> I know there are several other projects from Plachno
> equally in limbo,
> including a book on the North Shore's Electroliners.
> This particular
> project I have some inside information on, and the
> author is working
> with an outside source to at least bring that
> project to fruition.
> It would be a shame to see the trilogy not
> completed, maybe someone
> with an interest and/or skill set will contact Mr
> Plachno and help to
> move this project along. I can't see any way that it
> wouldn't be
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