Frisco Books?

Discussion in 'General' started by Coonskin, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Hi All:

    Is there a comprehensive list of all the Frisco-oriented books that have ever been published?

    I recall there was a textual hardback book that covered the history of the Frisco from its ancestry on into the time that was contemporary with the writing of the book (mid-1960's or so)... but for the life of me I cannot remember the name of that book.

    Any input would be appreciated.


  2. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

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  3. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Thanks Joe.

    I figured there would be some form of Frisco book list here... didn't have a clue where to look.

    Thanks to the list in the Archives, I rediscovered the name of the book I was inquiring about, found a copy on eBay and purchased it:

    The Archive list was also responsible for reminding me of a book I read and enjoyed as a youngster, so I decided to add it my library as well:

    Thanks again.
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  4. Do any of the " Frisco in color" type books break down operations? I have some GN ones that do a good job of explaining operations. That's the kind that interest me the most.
  5. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    I think that might depend on how much operational detail you're wanting. Some information is included, and some information - such as motive power assignments for a given subdivision, branch, or train - can be gleaned from the photos themselves.

    More detail information, such as blocking instructions or timetable information, is probably best found on this site.

    I'll look back through my Volume I of Frisco in Color and see if I'm missing anything.

    Best Regards,
  6. Thanks i appreciate it. General info is good, like " such and such train hauled this from here to there" and if I need super detailed info, I can ask here.

    I did find Frisco Folks on Amazon. Some were in a decent price range, but one was going for 500 bucks! I got mine for 13 with S&H and in better condition.

    Now to find some of the Frisco in Color ones. I know one of the dealers at our monthly show up here has some on occasion. Next one is this Sunday
  7. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Supporter Supporter

    Frisco in Color, Volume Two, by Greg Stout has a lot of info besides just pictures. Lots of the photo captions contain details like origin and destinations of trains and information about the setting etc. To get a feel of the Frisco, you should start building your collection of Frisco books like this book and others listed here. You can shop smart on eBay and used book sites and not break the bank.

    Tom G.
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  8. jmoore16

    jmoore16 Member Supporter

    Frisco in Color, Volume 3 should be added to the bibliography.

    But the real reason why I am here at this moment - I'm trying to find a list of magazines with Frisco articles included. I would be willing to start a list, however I fear this would become nearly impossible as there would be so much out there.

    I feel it would be helpful as I often visit hobby shops and bookstores that have back issues for sale and it would help if I had a Title/Month/Year along with Frisco content description.


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  9. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    John, this is a good idea, however it would be a major undertaking. I know Mainline Modeler magazine had a lot of Frisco articles that were excellent, and that would be just scratching the surface. One could begin with by starting a spreadsheet with all the relevant information; it would be searchable then.
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