Sunday, March 20, 2016

Rahway Valley Railroad and Morristown & Erie Railroad March 2016 Book Giveaway

Thanks to the Garbely Publishing Company, The History Girl is offering two books: Just a Short Line - The Story of the Rahway River Valley Railroad, Volume II: History of the Line, 1951-2009 by Richard J. King and Morristown & Erie, Volume #2 - Service is Our Business: 1952-1982 by Rudy Garbely. In order to be in the running, submit your name and e-mail address below!

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About the Books
Just a Short Line - The Story of the Rahway Valley Railroad - Volume II: History of the Line, 1951 - 2009
This book covers the history of the Rahway Valley Railroad from 1951 to 2009. Thoroughly researched and documented, this history traces the railroad from the delivery of its first diesel locomotive through the shutdown in 1992 and revitalization attempts in the early 2000s. Utilizing countless historic documents and photo collection of the Steamtown National Historic Site, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, the New Jersey State Archives, and several collectors and individuals, Richard King presents a great deal of information about this colorful little railroad. This book includes recollections of employees, rare photographs, and information from previously unpublished documents. This book is the second in a series which will extensively chronicle the story of the Rahway Valley Railroad for the first time on record.

Morristown & Erie, Volume #2 - Service Is Our Business: 1952 - 1982
This extensive history of the Morristown & Erie Railroad covers the railroad's early diesel era, from the end of steam through the railroad's tumultuous bankruptcy and rebirth. With access to the substantial historic document and photo collections of the Morristown & Erie Railway, the Whippany Railway Museum, and several collectors and individuals, author and current M&E employee Rudy Garbely presents entirely new information about these fascinating and eventful years of the railroad's existence. The text includes interviews with retired M&E personnel and previously unavailable and unpublished documents that tell the whole story of the railroad's operations and people. The text is supplemented with 232 previously unpublished black & white and color photographs.

*One entry per person.
*Valid for all residents of the 50 United States of America, 13 years of age or older.
*Entries without a valid e-mail address are not eligible.
*Contest begins March 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm EST and ends March 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm EST.
*The winner will be chosen at random.
*The winner will be notified via e-mail on March 26, 2016 after 8:00 pm. The winner must respond with a mailing address within thirty-six (36) hours or another winner will be chosen.

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