Hal Carstens has passed away

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Wed Jun 24 17:24:10 EDT 2009

Here is some sad news which came my way earlier today.

Harold H. Carstens, president of Carstens Publications, Inc. and publisher of Railfan & Railroad and Railroad Model Craftsman magazines, died at his home in Newton, New Jersey on June 23,2009.

Hal made significant contributions to the hobby and was greatly admired by many. His column "Publisher's Desk" which appeared at the beginning of each issue of Railfan & Railroad was always interesting, as well as the vintage photos he included in the column. Hal was a popular guest speaker at banquets and other gatherings, and his presentation of photos he took in the 1930's and during World War II were outstanding. Hal will be missed by many railfans and modelers alike.

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