Apr 27 2012

New York State Historians Give the Black Beast a Big Thumbs Up!

Following my presentation of the "Incredible Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island" at the 2012 Association of Public Historians of New York State lsast Wednesday, several historians experienced the Alco "Black Beast" first-hand in the parking lot of the Hyatt Regency Long Island.  Check out  their excitment and the resulting thumbs ups.


Copies of images from the above slideshow can be downloaded at this Photobucket webpage.


Howard Kroplick

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Apr 29 2012 Howard Kroplick 11:13 AM

From Rick R:
“Thanks for a great presentation at the APHNYS conference—and for a ride in the Beast!  “

Apr 29 2012 Howard Kroplick 11:15 AM

From Noel G:
“Just a quick note to thank you for a wonderful lecture——you must have taken too many history electives at the Brook!!!! Great use of visuals which add so much to any lecture—-great content and factual data to soothe the heart of any traditional historian. Oh—-Thanks for the ride in the Black Beast—-a real treat. Fine job Howard—just a fine job—-wonderful end to the conference.”

Apr 30 2012 Mark Patrick 9:12 AM

Enjoyable post.

Apr 30 2012 Brooks Marston 10:25 AM

My Great Grandfather Harry Grant would be so pleased to see how you’ve kept the “Black Beast” in such wonderful condition…..you’ve brought history to life Howard….Wonderful !

I hope to meet you and participate in one of your events soon….Be Well and thank you for having such a passion for racing and history !

Apr 30 2012 Cathy Ball 10:07 PM

Dear Howard,  You are a real pip!  a wonderful pip!
  Hooray for you and the Black Beast.  Cathy

Apr 30 2012 Howard Kroplick 11:49 PM

Thanks so much for the positve vibes!!

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