Frisco Power in Color (Maybe)

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

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I will be buying one right away!
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  2. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Where can I purchase a copy when it becomes available?
  3. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Supporter

    Good news at last. Will they be for sale at the KC convention??
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  4. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    I suppose they will be available if some vendor who is big into books brings them. I myself do not sell books, but I would guess with the NMRA meet being in Kansas City, some dealer will figure out that it would be a good venue.

  5. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Supporter

    Can’t wait to see this.
  6. fredpavey

    fredpavey Member

    I have ordered it from Ron's Books ( for August 1st at a price of $48.75.
  7. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Supporter Supporter

    Check with Perry's Hobbies in Minnesota. 800-433-1264. Good service, small discount that pretty much covers the shipping. I have no connection with Perry's, just a satisfied customer. I've probably bought a dozen books from Perry's.

    Tom G.
    Last edited: May 21, 2018
  8. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Supporter Supporter

    Will this book be mostly Mandarin and white or will there be some black and yellow? Any Racehorces/Redbirds? Passenger cars?

    Thanks, Tom G.
  9. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    FIRST, when I saw that this post was uploaded at 1:53 in the morning, I knew it came from you, Tom. When do you sleep?

    SECOND, this is a motive power book, so every class of locomotive that arrived on the roster prior to 1964 or so will have both B&Y and, if they lasted long enough, O&W. That includes the passenger units.

    THIRD, I am not a fan of roster shots, so most of the images are of trains out on the road unless I absolutely couldn't find anything else. That was mostly the case with the "critters" and other small units where there were only one or two on the roster altogether. Remember, except for a few photos, almost everything in this book came from the archive, which was the whole point of me becoming the archivist in the first place. The difference is that now there is much more complete caption information so readers will have a better idea of what they are looking at.

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  10. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Very much looking forward to your new book. Thanks for all your hard work!
  11. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Supporter Supporter

    Thanks for the info. As for my hours, I worked at the Post Office for 39 years mostly on night shifts and my "biological clock" is backward from most people. I usually sleep days and stay up late at nights.

    Tom G.
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  12. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    This is what it looks like (available August 1).


  13. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I like it Greg, looks good.
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  14. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Greg - I very much look forward to getting a copy. I assume the usual outlets will have them?
  15. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    Don't know why not.

  16. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    This should shoot right to the top on the New York Times.
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  17. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Ordered my copy of Greg's "Frisco Power in Color, Diesels, 1940-1980" today. Ron's Books has it posted now. I look forward to receiving it.

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  18. fredpavey

    fredpavey Member

    I ordered my copy 3-4 months ago but last week Ron's Books finally charged my credit card account so maybe that means it is getting close to mailing it. Anxiously waiting!
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  19. gmankc

    gmankc New Member Supporter

    I received a USPS pre-shipping notice today from the publisher - should be arriving soon.

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  20. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Heard from Ron today ..... new book has been shipped.

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