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November 28, 2017

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November 28, 2017

I'm knee-deep into the next RTR (V12 Nos.1 & 2), assembling photos and text for layout. It's a lengthy process that's helped along big time by our authors and volunteer staff members. You wouldn't believe what it takes to bring a magazine from a shoe box full of snaps, and text written on the back of scrap paper to an 80-page journal ready for a critical read. We got a 1890 volume of "Engineering News and Railway Journal" bought on eBay to aid in the captioning process for this and future magazines. What a fascinating glimpse into the budding modernization...

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Remember the Rock - June 11, 2017

Posted by Steve Esposito on

Well Rockers, the sun started shining a week ago and it hasn't quit yet! What a relief; I was getting pretty tired of all the cloud cover. Maybe the grass will slow down? We started work on the next RTR and lemme tell ya' it's gonna be a good one. Bill Leistiko and the Missus showed up with a multi part article about Silvis. This is gonna be a comprehensive look at the Rock Island's facility starting from the time the shops were erected. Bill has been digging deep for material and he's come up with solid gold. Got a...

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Shipping 80-page RTR magazines

Posted by Steve Esposito on

The 80 page magazines are too heavy to send out via first class mail at the discounted subscription price. So, subscriptions will start with the next issue mailed from the printer. If you miss an issue or two and then renew, your make-up copies will be sold as Back Issues at $22 each postpaid. Time to renew your subscription? Call us and get it done BEFORE they go the the printer. After the magazine ships to the printer your window of opportunity closes. If you don't know when your expiration date is--ask us and we'll look it up. So drop...

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Foreign Checks

Posted by Steve Esposito on

July 22, 2015 From our banker comes the news that checks not drawn on USA accounts will be assessed a $25 fee. Though we doubt the validity of their claim that the Federal Reserve Bank charges them $25 for each check presented, there is no doubt in my mind that they will charge us. So starting today Andover will not accept any checks not drawn on USA accounts. Canadian subscribers can use credit cards to purchase subscriptions. Call (815) 538-3060 (10 am-7 pm Chicago time) and we'll process your order over the phone.

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