Below are samples of the reviews that Route 66 Railway received following its original release in late 2008.
The August 2009 issue of Hemmings Motor News featured an enthusiastic review. Editor Jim Donnelly gave the book three out of four stars and said more car photos would have easily earned a fourth star. (After all, they are a car magazine!). Donnelly wrote “the vaunted tale of Route 66 has been told on paper and celluloid innumerable times, but not like this.”
Other review excerpts:
“Lawrence is a master photographer and each page is stunning in its visual content,” editor Bob Moore wrote in the Winter 2008/2009 issue of Route 66 Magazine.
The March 2009 issue of Trains magazine carried a highly-positive review from Arizona historian Al Richmond. He calls the book, “a delightful look at a nostalgic cross-country excursion via two parallel routes followed by countless travelers for more than 80 years.”
“Lawrence lavishes the reader with a superb chronicle in both vivid text and stunning photographs,” wrote David Lustig in the April 2009 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman.
“This is one sweet book,” said editor Steve Barry in the February 2009 issue of Railfan & Railroad magazine.
Finally, Gene Rutledge called the book “magnificent” and a “fabulous piece of work” in the first quarter 2009 issue of The Warbonnet, published by the Santa Fe Railway Historical Society.
Author Lawrence was interviewed by Arizona’s National Public Radio affiliate KNAU-FM in September 2009 — CLICK HERE to listen to the four-minute interview (be sure to read the introduction).
In January 2009 the San Bernardino County Sun covered the book and its local author. R66R was also covered in the Monterey County Herald, the Salinas Californian, Fontana Herald-News, and “The Author’s Network” internet radio show.
Lawrence was also quoted in a 2009 Preservation Online article, “Route 66 Hipsters.” CLICK HERE to read the piece.