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Posted July 16, 2003
There are approximately 20+ books devoted solely to the LIRR. Some are still available and a few are out of print. Many of the books are concerned with the history of the LIRR, or a specific time period, or subject (ie, Motive power, Cabooses, etc.). What makes Mr. Morrison and Ms. Pakaluk's book unique,in my opinion, is the approach of using solely post cards to represent scenes of the LIRR's past. It is not a history book per se, yet it dipicts an historical view (akin to separate vignettes) of long ago people, places and structures associated with the LIRR, many of the latter two now gone or altered. It is refreshing in that post cards many times offer views that a photographer might miss. One example would be a RR Station shot from the rear, which provides a look at the horses, buggies, early automobiles, or people in period dress. My final comment is that Mr. Morrison and Ms. Pakaluk do not overwhelm the reader with a dreary monologue or long winded self importance. They simply do what 'nature' intended...let the post cards 'speak' for themselves!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.