By Chip Deyerle, Days of Steam Books
Literary Roundhouse Report #2
Maintenance Report: Following reports of defective track and square ball bearings, LTFC is roundhouse rack and the Master Mechanic has the dictionary out to confirm correct parts usage and some steam phraseology.
Meanwhile a message was received from a reader that Time Table Number 25 dated June 28, 1925, identified Train #3 as the best route to Cincinnati as there was no direct passenger service to Columbus, Ohio, via Portsmouth, Ohio. N&W passenger trains did run to Cincinnati for many years, and regularly. However, the dual N&W tracks did run passenger service at some point to Columbus Union station, but after 1925.
Replacement parts and revised text has been applied in several places to improve the ride, as well as the read. This should alleviate the bumps and jolts encountered during the train’s journey.
AT this point, LTFC is expected at the Virginia Museum of Transportation on time for Grand Parents Day , September 7-8, 2013 for the official book launch. Readers of this website are invited to attend what will be a grand event.
New, revised copies of Last Train From Cleveland: the Story of a Railyard Engineer, will be available on or about Sept 5 2013.. The current version carried by Amazon.com will not be available after 8/29/2013.