Just a fan wrote:
Oh Oh OH OH, is it ready yet?
Almost. Here is a bit more information:
Sometime around 2005, I started working on a Walt Disney World Railroad book that would be a companion of sorts to Steve DeGaetano’s excellent Welcome Aboard the Disneyland Railroad. I did a fair amount of writing for the book, and I gathered several photos as well, mostly from my own collection of photos that I have taken over the years. I even started a preliminary layout with what I had. I even came up with what I thought was a pretty swell drawing of the track layout.
But after about a year or so, several things happened. Life in general got in the way, and I lost interest in it for a while. Sometimes I thought, “Maybe some day,” although I didn’t really give it that much thought over the years.
Fast forward to a few months ago. As you may know, I put out an eBook titled Enjoy Walt Disney World (without riding all the rides). If you don’t know about it, you obviously haven’t seen the ad graphic in my post signature. It has done rather well, relatively, compared to some of the other things I have attempted in the past, and so I started thinking about other subjects for eBooks. I actually started one, which I think is still a pretty good idea, although it is more personal in nature, but then I remembered what I had started on the WDWRR, and I thought it might be good to revive that.
Also, since I first began in 2005, I have received some more information about the early days, which I have been able to incorporate. On top of that, there is a complete new station as well.
This book won’t be quite as comprehensive as Steve D’s book was. But I think it still keeps the same spirit as his work had.
So the plan is to publish this as an eBook – there will be a PDF version, along with versions for Kindle, Nook, and other eReaders. The target date is sometime mid-summer – around late June or early July, which should give me some time to do just a little more “research.”