Discussion in 'FMIG & All Aboard newsletters' started by John Mann, Jun 4, 2008.
Hello Doug and Charlie
Glad to find this forum. Any lists of what's available ? Regards John Mann
Re: FMIG & All Aboard Newsletters
We haven't begun scanning the issues yet, but will very soon. You might subscribe to this thread to get email updates when we begin posting files.
Here is the Frisco Museum's Dec 90 - Jan 91 All Aboard issue V5, N4.
11-Issue Series re the Executive Car Fleet
Alan published a fantastic amount of material in All Aboard from the late 80's until he burned out (we all did) in the early 2000's. Larry Seale e-mailed me a request for floor plans for the last two business cars No. 1 (The MISSOURI) and No. 2 (The ST. LOUIS). Alan published a long series about all the business cars in the issues between Jan-Feb 1993 and Summer 1995. Here are resulting scans of all the series. That's a photo of Alan on the cover of the Jan-Feb '93 issue.
Larry, there are many floor plans - all quite similar - take your pick. AND let us know how the models turn out.
I'm being selfish in asking this since I'm a River div. guy. But since the above issue is part 4 of a River div series, can you post the previous three next? Please
Dr. Mike Condren has already scanned all the ALL ABOARD issues and posted them to his Frisco web site at: http://condrenrails.com/Frisco/Frisco-Museum-All-Aboards/All-Aboards.htm
I've been downloading all the Frisco Museum "All Aboard" issues such I will have a digital copy of them, just as I did with the FMIG NL's that Doug recently posted. I have all the paper copies of each, but the digital files are handy for making a quick copy of a specific article, etc.
All went well with the Frisco Museum "All Aboard' downloads, until I reached the Volume 8, Number 2 issue. I could not download that one, and got an "error 404 - Not Found" message on a Christian Brothers University, Memphis title sheet. The same error happened on vol 8, #3 (and on the centerfold); vol 8, #4; vol 8, #5 (and on the centerfold); vol 8, #6 (and on the centerfold), vol 9, #1 (and on the centerfold), and vol 9, #2 (and on the centerfold). Twelve files in all would not load and gave the same error message: (8-2, 8-3, 8-3cf, 8-4, 8-5, 8-5cf, 8-6, 8-6cf, 9-1, 9-1cf, 9-2, 9-2cf)
From that point on, clear to the end of the All Aboard files, all went well again.
Has anyone else had this problem with these issues?
Perhaps we need to contact Louis or Dr. Mike to fix the postings on Mikes web site.
Good news! I was in contact with Dr. Mike Condren over the weekend, and he was able to fix the problems with this group of Frisco Museum "All Aboard" issues posted on his website. I just checked, and they all download smoothly.
Mike said they had a server change, and some file addresses got fouled up a bit in the transition.
For anyone that prints their own hard copies of the All Aboard Newsletters, here are binder front and spine inserts for two binders. Two 2" binders will hold the entire archive.
I also fixed the formerly broken hyperlink to Mike Condren's Frisco All Aboard Newletter site on this thread.
Anyone else but me have trouble downloading "All Aboard" volume 3, number 5? Downloading on my gear (Windows Vista), the cover appears "digitally challenged" and blurred. Looks like a satellite TV picture in a rainstorm.
It appears that the scan of the cover on Volume 3 Number 5 had issues.
Could I get someone who has that actual All Aboard issue (Volume 3, number 5) to scan the cover and email it to me--Would be much appreciated.
Actually, if they scan it and email it to me, I can fix the whole pdf file and re-post it here.
Thanks to Jeff Cooney for sending me a scan of the cover! I have fixed the pdf file and it is attached below.
Terry - Glad you enjoyed the article. That was one of my two favorite "Roster Tales" of all the ones I wrote. The other favorite was the one about the old fellow I saw in Newburg in the wheel chair making his way down to the tracks to see 1522.
Sorry about the typo's - Alan and I had some problems over typos - I would send him a hard copy of the article which I tried to make perfect with no mistakes. He would then retype them for the publisher, and several typos would result. He also cut out one or two paragraphs of my text to make it fit the space he had. I didn't like that!
Some day I will repost the entire article. It was written based on personal experience in later years, but based on the actual Newburg train sheet for that date, so all locomotive and consist notations are correct.
Separate names with a comma.