We are still looking for transition era color images showing AC&Y or A&BB steam and/or early diesels. We know that both roads operated steam and diesel motive power from 1945-1955 and feel color images still exist. Also, color negatives have produced results equal to color slide transparencies and in several instances, high-quality color photos have yielded potentially great book images.
The final book layout drafts are nearing completion. The submission to Morning Sun should be made just after the Holidays. We are presenting the layouts in Publisher's software formats which will speed the process after our submission. We will keep you posted on the book progress and anticipated release date. You will be amazed and proud of this long awaited book! REL
Nickel Plate Color Photography of Willis A. McCaleb Vol. 1 Buffalo to Bellevue (pub. 1995) P. 120-121 Photo of NKP Fairbanks Morse switcher at Bellevue,
with new AC&Y freight cars, 1966. List price $50.00 when new.
Nickel Plate Color Photography of Willis A. McCaleb Vol. 2 Bellevue-Chicago-Wheeling District (pub. 1996) P. 53 One-page coverage of Delphos showing
NKP and AC&Y diesel maintenance facilities; NKP Alco RS3's, AC&Y F-M diesels; AC&Y bay window "matchbox" wooden
caboose 45 (first bay window caboose in N. America) photographed 1959. List price $50.00 when new.
Nickel Plate Color Photography Vol. 3 The Railfan Perspective (pub. 1997) No specific coverage of AC&Y subjects, but includes many photos of NKP steam
& diesels, including RS3's, which were frequently seen in Delphos & other locations. List price $50.00 when new.
Nickel Plate Road In Color Vol. 1: 1946 - 1959 (pub. 2009) Pp. 25 - 26 Four photos showing NKP 2-8-0 912 on freight train on Toledo Division 1st Subdivision
(north of Delphos) in 1952; Pp. 33 - 35 photos showing NKP 2-8-2 587 on freight train on NKP Toledo Division 2nd Subdivision
running SW from Delphos in October, 1952. Four photos showing this train on street trackage in Delphos; and at Ohio City, Ohio;
at Wilshire, Ohio; and near Decatur, Indiana. List price $60.00 when new.
The final 128-page AC&Y-A&BB book layout draft was submitted to Morning Sun in late April, 2014 after nearly a two-year team effort. I am told by other M/S book authors that the publishing / editing process can range from 6 to 8 months. Once that is completed, we will have a brief opportunity to make changes / additions or corrections. Morning Sun books are printed in Korea to the highest standards. I understand that printing times are not long, though shipping / distribution would add at least another month or two. I believe all will be thrilled with the book effort which has already been declared "magnificent" by Morning Sun! Bob
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