Re: Bill's new contact info and FGE/WFE/BRE update

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)

Hi Bill,

We haven't ever been in touch, but wanted to wish you well at your new
home in Florida, and to thank you for the excellent articles and info
you've been so generous to share with us.

It is nice to once again be near a hobby shop that
sells the paints I like to use!
My mom lives in New Port Richie, a few miles up the road from you.
So I've visited some of the hobby shops in the Tampa Bay area.

So are you thinking of H&R Trains? Or some other shop? Ever been to a shop called the 'Happy Hobo'? I plan to visit them next time I'm in the area.
Lemme know, as I'm always interested in stopping in at at well supplied
hobby shops when I get the chance.

- Claus at Hell Gate Models

-----Original Message-----
From: lnbill [mailto:fgexbill@...]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 09:05 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Bill's new contact info and FGE/WFE/BRE update

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!

Bill Welch


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