Mike Brock <brockm@...>
Richard Burg sent the following message to me rather than the group and I'm passing it on to the group:
"Hello to everyone, I'm new here, but very willing to as time allows share information on freight cars.
My main interest is the PRR and I can converse on their freight car fleet in great detail, but I also like the cars of many other roads and have a lot of data on them to share.
Right now my only research project is dealing with cars of the Michigan Central, and if any members have unusual photos of their cars I'd be all "ears/eyes". I'm slowly working up a presentation on their cars for a Prototype Modelers Seminar, I have 80+ different cars now, maybe 120 photos total, and I know there are more out there.
I have about 10,000 freight car photos in my collection and willingly share them for research. I sell 5 X 7, wet process prints of many of them; details available via email. I look forward to posting prints on this site to answer questions. I also have an extensive collection of the ORER issues dating back to 1897. I'm not sure, but I think this is the biggest collection privately held in the US. There is a guy in Canada with more issues, but they are far newer ones than I have. I gladly share copies of pages within reason.