Wednesday, February 27, 2008

"The Central Pacific Railroad Across Nevada 1868 & 1997"

"Fernley man writes resource for railroad buffs" by MARY JEAN KELSO, © Lahontan Valley News and Fallon Eagle Standard, February 27, 2008. (News Article)

"Larry Hersh first became interested in trains after he was run over by a semi-truck. When the mishap occurred at age 6, his grandfather, a Pennsylvania railroad conductor, gave him his first Lionel model train to help occupy him during his recuperation. ... Hersh wrote a book to document the way the rail line was in 1868, when the first Central Pacific Railroad engine chugged across Nevada, and how it had changed by 1997 ... The Central Pacific Railroad Across Nevada 1868 & 1997 ... Hersh tracked down the exact locations where the original photos were shot and duplicated the scenes Hart had exposed in the first years of the CPRR. ... he is working on a DVD depicting the history of the rail grade between Reno and Wadsworth. ... For more information, visit Hersh's Web site ... or contact him at 775-575-3108." [More]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"At the Nevada State Railroad Museum, I picked up a remarkable book titled The Central Pacific Railroad Across Nevada, 1868 & 1997 by Lawrence K. Hersh. The Central Pacific Company employed an official photographer named Alfred A. Hart who took photos along the way during construction through Nevada. In Hersh’s book he shows many of these photos along with photos he has taken from the same locations showing, by way of comparison, how these same places look today. This is truly a fascinating volume, and I recommend it to anyone interested in railroad history."
Dennis Cassinelli, 'Eureka Sentinel'

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