Re: Would someone be interested in doing some ORER research for me?

Dave Nelson

From: <> On Behalf Of ROGER HINMAN via
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2022 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Would someone be interested in doing some ORER research for me?


Don’t know if they’ve changed their policy, but I’ve had the Barriger UMSL do copies of specific ORER pages for me a couple of times before. They charge for research time but it was very reasonable. I imagine the CSRM would do the same


Roger Hinman

[DHN>] You can download from Google Books a .pdf for the entire 1897 edition.


Dave Nelson

On Sep 4, 2022, at 2:57 PM, akerboomk <ken-akerboom@...> wrote:


I'm working on researching all B&M (and predecessor RR) ORER entries
(NOTE: above is temporary URL until everything gets moved to the new web site)

Unfortunately, due to a couple issues, it doesn't look like I will be able to do any traveling for the foreseeable future.

I've got 95+% of the data, but I need someone to help get the last few pages, specifically
- Probably about a day (or less) work in St Louis at the St Louis Mercantile library,
    - A motley assortment of pages I missed or screwed up on when I was there in May
- a day or so in either Sacramento (California RR Museum) and/or Stanford (Stanford Univ) for:
    - 1885 (Jun - Dec) (multiple RRs) (yes, I have the Westerfield CD)
    - 1897 (Jan - Jun) (B&M and Fitchburg)
    - 1900 (all) (B&M and, if present, Fitchburg)

I am willing to pay time and agreed-upon travel expenses.

I would prefer pictures with 10Mp (or greater) camera - I used my iPhone 13

If you (or a child/grandchild/great-grandchild in the case of Stanford U) is interested, please contact me at
            ken[dash]akerboom[at sign]Rochester[dot]rr[dot]com
(or if you get these via emails, the "Reply to Sender" link)
for details as to what I am looking for

And before you ask...
Yes, I've tried ILL (with not very good results)
I know the NYPL has some of them, but they are scanned, and some data is barely legible (been there, done that).  
I'd prefer images of original pages
Cross posted in EarlyRail and realSTMFC forums

Ken Akerboom


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