Re: Gainesville Midland book
Douglas van Veelen <douglasvanveelen@...>
I am considering a book on the Hartwell/Elberton Air Line/Elberton &
Eastern/Northeastern RR of Georgia/Tallulah Falls group.
I am also considering one on the Roswell RR/Lawrenceville
Branch/Lawrenceville & Loganville group.
I have been considering a book on the Pidcock Kingdom lines in
southwestern GA also.
With Authors (such as Bob Hanson covering the GA Road/West Point
Route) covering larger lines, I am looking into the smaller lines.
Once they get into a major line, I'd not be cover that - SRR, SAL,
ACL, L&N, etc have been covered well enough.
On Railroad I am considering if the Marietta & North Georgia. The
issue that makes me retacent about it, the line was also in Tennessee
and I am not sure I wish to get into multi state lines at the current
If you have a preference for a railroad(s) please do not hesitate to
let me know.
Also, I have published "Civil Engineering for Outdoor Railroads Vol 1"
cover the understanding of track design and geometry. It was
originally written as a letter to the editor of Live Steam Magazine
and it ended up running as a article series. I am working on "Civil
Engineering for Outdoor Railroads Vol 2 Bridges" right now. One person
wanted to build a 15" gauge track and asked if there was something on
the order of "Outdoor Railroad design for Dummies". I may do that or
make it as a DVD.
In addition, I am selling CDs of scanned copies of the Official
Railway Equipment Register, Official Guide of the Railways, Official
Register of Passenger Train Equipment and so forth on e-Bay (as well
as my books).
So I do have a lot of balls in the air.
Thanks for your praise on my GM book. It was a lot of fun researching it.
--- In GaRRHistory@..., Conrad Cheatham <okete12000@...>
mention that old grade.
In your book you received a lot of good help from Don Hensley.Don has world's of information & has purchased some good negative
I think it is good to see you and other people dig into thehistories of the many GA shortlines. During my years in GA I was able
to dig into a few but not to the extent that you have done with the
Are you planning any other books?