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Great new stuff from Bob's Photo


Bill Welch <bwelch@...>
 

I have not seen anyone report on this but among the highlights at Timonium in late January were steam era freight car photos made by the late Col. Chet McCoy. Bob's Photo purchased Col. McCoy's negatives and has begun to have them printed. I purchased 86 prints and would have done more but had to stop someplace on that particular day. The photos were sharp and made in good light. In the case of some SFRD reefers, both sides were photographed.

Among the highlights I purchased were a L&N Pratt trussed singled sheathed Auto car, 3 different photos of the ACL 40 foot ventilated boxcars (I have never seen even one photo of these cars in service that I can recall),and one of the very rare FGEX reefers with a "Bettendorf " underframe (this was in BAR reporting marks and car number but the rest of the lettering was FGE).

Bob said that what he had with him was just the tip of the ice burg and the choices of waht he brought with him did not appear to be very systematic. I know many of us find Bob frustrating because he has no list, but he said that he will be doing a list for this collection. He told me that also sells on consignment. I have requested that he send me everything in the collection with L&N or FGEX reporting marks. I will return what I don't want to purchase promptly. I will work my way through the other roads and private companies I am interested in until the list surfaces.

Bob does plan to be at Martin Lofton's Prototype Modelers Seminar in October this year with this collection. (Martin purchased more photos than I did) For anyone who collects photos to support their modeling, you will find many things to satisfy your desires in this collection.


Bill 'Welch <bwelch@...>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
Telephone 703 281-4230 Fax 703 281-5399


ibs4421@...
 

Bill,
I too would be interested in any L&N and FGEX photos. This is something I am just now starting to do. Pratt truss L&N boxcar huh? Sounds great.

Warren Dickinson


Shawn Beckert
 

Bill Welch wrote, in part:

Bob does plan to be at Martin Lofton's Prototype
Modelers Seminar in October this year with this
collection. (Martin purchased more photos than I
did) For anyone who collects photos to support
their modeling, you will find many things to satisfy
your desires in this collection.
Um, Bill - Did Bob say *which* of the seminars he'll
be at? Monrovia? Pleasanton? Or both?

Shawn Beckert


Richard Hendrickson
 

....Bob does plan to be at Martin Lofton's Prototype Modelers Seminar in
October this year with this collection....
That's very good news, Bill, as I never believe it when people with photo
collections tell me they're going to make a negative inventory. (Why
should I believe them? I've been meaning to write up a list of my own
modest negative collection for going on twenty years, but I still haven't
done it.) Probably means I'll have to make the trek to Naperville again,
even though it doesn't coincide with the Rosemont hobby show this year. I
forsee that it will be an expensive trip to Chicago - and the projected
inflation in air fares will be the least of it.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


Bill Welch <bwelch@...>
 

No, Bob will not be California. The October meet is in Naperville, IL.

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On 2/20/01, at 11:37 AM, Beckert, Shawn wrote:

Bill Welch wrote, in part:

Bob does plan to be at Martin Lofton's Prototype
Modelers Seminar in October this year with this
collection. (Martin purchased more photos than I
did) For anyone who collects photos to support
their modeling, you will find many things to satisfy
your desires in this collection.
Um, Bill - Did Bob say *which* of the seminars he'll
be at? Monrovia? Pleasanton? Or both?

Shawn Beckert


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Bill 'Welch <bwelch@...>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
Telephone 703 281-4230 Fax 703 281-5399


Shawn Beckert
 

Richard wrote:

I forsee that it will be an expensive trip to Chicago -
and the projected inflation in air fares will be the
least of it.
I just realized Bill said *October*. Ignore my question,
I gotta quit posting stuff until I get at least two cups
of coffee in me. Still, isn't there an airline strike
supposed to happen sometime this year? Hope they have the
decency to go out when there's no RR events scheduled!

Shawn Beckert


Jeff English
 

"Beckert, Shawn" <shawn.beckert@...> wrote:

Still, isn't there an airline strike
supposed to happen sometime this year? Hope they have the
decency to go out when there's no RR events scheduled!
Well, flying isn't the <only> way to travel. You could always
drive, or, heaven forbid, actually TAKE THE TRAIN!

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Shawn Beckert
 

Jeff English wrote:

Well, flying isn't the <only> way to travel.
You could always drive, or, heaven forbid,
actually TAKE THE TRAIN!
Hmmm. Amtrak to Chicago...what year would I get there?

Shawn Beckert


tgmadden <tgmadden@...>
 

Shawn Beckert mused:
Hmmm. Amtrak to Chicago...what year would I get there?

Depends when you leave. If you're coming from the west, get off in
Naperville and avoid all the terminal delays at Union Station.

Tom "don't say 'terminal' to an old person" M.