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 Post subject: Make a list...........
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:13 am 

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I just received a request for technical information from an organization working on a preservation project. They included with the request a very nice and comprehensive list identifying all the technical documents they have already been able to locate, all clearly described as to builder, type of document, and any document numbers.

Having that list saves lots of time compared to the usual "send us everything you can find on this subject" request. It eliminates the possibility of wasting time copying documents that they already have, and also shows the extent of the effort they have already made at what they are doing.

I just wanted to share this as an example for other groups. You are likely to get a lot more help and cooperation if you can show what you already have done so that the people you are asking for help can limit the scope of their search and do not have to duplicate the effort.


Advice from the multitude costs nothing and is often worth just that. (EMD-1945)

 Post subject: Re: Make a list...........
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:41 am 

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
It also helps so you know if they have something you don't too. Much nicer to share material if you can.


Greg Ramsey
Roundhouse Track Services,
Travel Town Railroad Museum
Nevada Southern Railroad

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