I have moved to Florida and wanted to give anyone interested my new contact info:
2225 Nursery Road; #20-104
Clearwater, FL 33764
Regarding the book project, I continue to make progress. I have a couple of chapters underway and I am still uncovering new resources. Someone just sent me a mid-1940's 170 page publication of terifs and packing crates which I am currently scanning. The biggest bonanza was seeing the FGE files that are part of the PRR Collection at the Hagley Museum and Library near Wilmington, DE. This stretches back to 1919 up through the period I am ending with in 1957. There is also a generous amount of information on perishable traffic, including special "Perishable Schedules" produced by the Southern, ACL, SAL etc. I will be making a special trip to the Hagley in the spring of 2010 to finish exploring this resource and scanning relevant materials.
I will be doing a presentation at Napierville and hopefully at Cocao Beach on some of the interesting stories starting to emerge from my research.
Please feel free to contact me related to this FGE/WFE/BRE book project. I am not in a position to answer specific questions about cars right now but will try to help with general questions.
Many of you (to numerous to name here) have generously shared resources and contacts with me and I so greatly appreciate this. Thank you for your generosity. It has produced amazing results in some cases. Please feel free to contact me if you think you know of something that will help tell this story. Now that I am re-settled I can begin to follow up with people who have already offered but got interupted by my move.
It is nice to once again be near a hobby shop that sells the paints I like to use!