Looking for Back issue. April of 1988

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Looking for Back issue. April of 1988
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 28, 2005 11:47 AM
I would like to confirm that my father-in-law is a feature story in this issue. My wife would like a copy and so would his other children. Story was written by Ken Hojnacki. Father-in-law's name is Winfred Michaels and its about his crew repairing lines. Thanks for your help.
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Posted by IRONROOSTER on Thursday, July 28, 2005 2:32 PM
A search of the Index of Magazines above came up with two entries for Hojnacki, one in Model Railroader and one in Trains - the Trains one:

Memory making 101
Trains, April 1988 page 38
spending time with Erie Lackawanna crews during college

The index doesn't say anything more about the story.

Copies can be ordered from among others used magazine dealers..
Also Kalmbach has some they cost more but they are probably new.
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Posted by nanaimo73 on Sunday, July 31, 2005 8:15 PM
It is a 5 page article with 16 B+W photos. He is called Mike Michaels and is in 6 of the shots.
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Posted by Harrold on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 8:18 AM

I just happened to find this entry on the forum and don't know if you still get notices.  If you want to contact me offline, I would be happy to talk with you further.  I tried to contact Mike and I got an address in Texas, I believe, from a contact in Oswego.  I sent him a copy of the magazine at the time it came out but never heard back so was unsure whether he ever received it.  I'm not sure I have another copy of the magazine but could certainly copy it and maybe send you some actual prints from the article and others that weren't published.

 Ken Hojnacki

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Posted by MP173 on Monday, June 11, 2007 2:47 PM


That was a great article and photos.  Isnt it amazing how much "access" young fans had back then?  Look how much things have changed in the years since you were there. 


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