Frisco in Color, Vol. 3 (Maybe)

Discussion in 'General' started by gstout, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I am making a second trip through all the material I have here. I have not been through yours a second time. If what I need is there, I will find it, thanks.

    GS
     
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    There have been some GOOD slides on eBay lately but I have not been winning the bids. Someone is bidding against me (us) on most of the good ones now. Plus, we are out of money to buy slides with.

    Charlie
     
  3. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Charlie, is there any way you can contact the buyer and ask them if you can scan the slides
     
  4. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    eBay anonymize the user names of other buyers, and sellers are breaking the rules if they pass on contact information about a buyer to third parties. This makes it extremely difficult for one buyer to contact another.

    Paul
     
  5. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    That's what I thought, oh well it was just a hope.

    Joe
     
  6. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    No, we just need more money to work with. I buy a lot of them out of pocket.
     
  7. Larry F.

    Larry F. Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Do you need to ask for donations, Charlie? I'm sure most of us would help the cause. Larry
     
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  8. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    Charlie, just donated for slides. Bill Jackson
     
  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thank you Bill. We need it!
     
  10. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    We can't get any slides without help from our members. :)

    Charlie
     
  11. Larry F.

    Larry F. Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Charlie, I put my money where my mouth is so buy some slides! Larry
     
  12. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thank you Larry! I will.

    Charlie
     
  13. RogerRT

    RogerRT Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

  14. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Just an update o where I am with this project. I have more than enough images to complete the project, but I am missing photos of a few models of diesel locomotive. They are:

    Whitcomb 44 ton (road #3)
    GE 45 ton (road #11)
    GE 70 ton (road #12)

    As the roster information above suggests, these units were rather rare, particularly since the "fleet" in each instance consisted of just one unit. However, if anyone has a clear color photo of any of the above, either as a slide or digital image, that is not already copyrighted, please contact me so we can arrange to have it included in this volume.

    Thanx!

    GS
     
  15. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Do you need physical slides, or can you work with Hi-res scans? I've scanned whatever I've taken and cleaned them up in Photoshop.
     
  16. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Scans should be fine. Send me a PM and I will give you my email address.

    Thanx!

    GS
     
  17. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I am watching two crazy auctions right now for slides of Frisco buisiness cars in orange and white paint.

    One slide of #1 is currently at over $200. Two slides on #2 are up ver 500.... I certainly couldn't afford that much for one or two slides. I wouldn't expect the group to be able to either. ( and these are both auctions that started at $5 , so someone is willing to pay that much....)

    Paul
     
  18. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I can't think of a good reason to pay that much for any O&W slide.

    GS
     
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  19. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  20. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Here is an update on the book project. I have gone through all the slides (and a couple of scans) that I have here and have winnowed the pile down to about 260 or so images, which is the number the publisher wants. I have at least one photo of every type of diesel locomotive the Frisco had EXCEPT for a Whitcomb 44-ton unit (road number 3). Does anyone remember whether we have ever posted this unit in the Archive? I have gone through the material I have here a couple of times and cannot locate one. It is the only thing I am missing. If somebody can point me in the right direction, please advise.

    GS
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2017

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