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Post Posted:: September 15th, 2017, 6:59 pm 
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Trains at Work by Mary Elting Folsom (1906 - 2005) and others.

Volunteers outside the USA: Mary Folson died in 2005. His/Her work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years).


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Do you like trains?! This is a wonderful children's book about trains, specifically those exciting steam engines that puffed and wheezed their way all across our country in the early 1900's. It describes what it was like to ride in them, work in them, repair them, fix the tracks, repair 'hot boxes' and lots of other interesting things about those glorious days when America traveled by train. So if you want to know what 'high balling it' means, and what the job of a brakeman or an engineer was, read along. This is a children's book, but if you like trains (and who doesn't?) you will thoroughly enjoy reading parts of this book. As a bonus you will also learn the proper way to 'flag down' a train if the track ahead is broken and goodness knows, we all need to know that! "Sam is the fireman on a big freight locomotive. Like lots of people who work on trains, Sam belongs to a family of railroaders. His father was a locomotive engineer. His grandfather was one, too. And, long ago, grandmother was an “op.” That means she operated the fast-clicking telegraph key in a railroad station. Her telegraph messages helped to keep the trains running safely and on time.
When Sam was a little boy, he listened to his father and grandfather talking railroad talk. They used all kinds of words that ordinary people didn’t understand. They had wonderful nicknames for each other, and slang words for many of the things they did." ( Phil chenevert and the author)



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    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55525
      NOTE: there are lots of of really neat pictures and diagrams in this little book explaining hand signals and t he like. The captions should not be read unless you feel they would be understandable withouto the pictures. Ask if you are not sure, OK?
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
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      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

      Transfer of files (completed recordings) [b]Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.

      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


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Post Posted:: September 16th, 2017, 1:37 pm 
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Trains? Did someone say "trains"?

Too bad it's not PD for me. :( You might want to put the "not PD for everyone" disclaimer on this one.

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Post Posted:: September 16th, 2017, 7:19 pm 
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TriciaG wrote:
Trains? Did someone say "trains"?

Too bad it's not PD for me. :( You might want to put the "not PD for everyone" disclaimer on this one.

I thought of you, especially the narrow gage section. Yes, I had better put tat disclaimer.

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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2017, 12:22 am 

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May I have sections 1,8,10,20?

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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2017, 4:42 am 
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silverquill wrote:
May I have sections 1,8,10,20?

All yours Larry. Choo choo away. :D

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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2017, 7:17 am 

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may I have 13-16.

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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2017, 11:20 am 
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BettyB wrote:
may I have 13-16.

BettyB

Sure Bettty,

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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2017, 2:22 pm 

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TRAINS! :D If you don.t have a DPL, I would be honored to be part of this project.

I can DPL without MW. (I don't have a device that will allow me to edit the MW.)

Please say yes.

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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2017, 2:45 pm 
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HZFerr wrote:
TRAINS! :D If you don.t have a DPL, I would be honored to be part of this project.

I can DPL without MW. (I don't have a device that will allow me to edit the MW.)

Please say yes.

Yes, I most definitely would love for you to be our DPL conductor on this little trip down the track. You donot need to modify the MW, just post in the thread and I will take care of it. Now get your RR hat on and we will hop on the doodlbbug (see RR terms at the end). (That little pump car workers ride_)

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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2017, 7:56 pm 

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Hi Phil

I would love to do 2-3 and 4.

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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2017, 8:04 pm 
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johnb2 wrote:
Hi Phil

I would love to do 2-3 and 4.

john

All yours John. :thumbs:

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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2017, 8:52 pm 

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All aboard! :clap:

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Post Posted:: September 18th, 2017, 10:34 am 

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Hi Phil and HZferr

Chapter 2 @ 9:26


https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/trainsatwork_02_folsom_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: September 18th, 2017, 10:41 am 
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johnb2 wrote:

Petunia the Perky LibriVox Penguin(a volunteer)Imagewill put this into the Magic Window for proof listening.

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Post Posted:: September 18th, 2017, 11:35 am 

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Hi again

chapter 3 is 4:09

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/trainsatwork_03_folsom_128kb.mp3

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