Frisco Steam Salute by Don Wirth

Discussion in 'General' started by klrwhizkid, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Thank you all, hope you enjoy it. I called upon Karl Brand for a lot of minute details about locations and the like. He's a Frisco encyclopedia.
     
  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Don - Looking forward to the book very much!

    K
     
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  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Got mine ordered too.
     
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  4. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Just ordered Don's book, can't wait to see it. When is the approximate release date?

    Joe
     
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  5. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I think Mike said May 9.
     
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Don -
    FYI, we are about to paint our building; no small project as it is 178 units, 20 stories, four towers. Will take 3 months, do it every ten years, building opened in 2001. Various groups could not agree on the colors to use. We don't want a major change, but want something a little different. Anyway, we hired a paint color consultant, and he has us down now to two color groups.

    The reason why I am rolling down this path is that the consultant - Chris is his name - is a virtual dead ringer for one Don Wirth! Not 100% identical, but in the high 90's!

    You have a relative named Chris who lives in southwest Florida by any chance?

    K

    ps - Kurt and I are both excited your book is nearing shipment. Without seeing it yet, I know it is going to be terrific.
     
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  7. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    No relatives in your area and I pity the poor guy who looks like me. Get his picture.
    I got an advance copy of the book yesterday and they did a good job at the printer. I think Mike said they will arrive sometime mid April. Nice paper and binding.
     
  8. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Don, you have done a great job on the book! Thank you for everything on this project, we really appreciate your work.

    Were you the Engineer on 1522 in May 2001? My daughter and I followed 1522 from the Missouri/Oklahoma state line to Claremore. Took a lot of photos and have a great photo of the Engineer. Was wondering if this is you?

    Joe

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  9. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I just bought my copy. I am looking forward to adding it to my Frisco books. I was co-chairman of the Cherokee Yard safety committee when you brought the 1522 and the employee passenger special to Tulsa for runs to Sapulpa and back. I didn't get to ride it because I was busy all day with the safety festival we had going that day. I was very disappointed that I couldn't get to ride it.
    Terry
     
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  10. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    No, that is Jeff Schmid and John Calcaterra is getting a water sample for Ted Cover to analyze. If that is on the EAS trip I was engineer from St. Louis to Newburg. Tulsa to Sapulpa on three round trips, Perry to Ft. Worth. Lots more after that.
     
  11. Larry Parrish

    Larry Parrish Frisco Supporter

    I have ordered one, too! I am looking forward to having it in my hands. Thanks for putting this together, Don.
     
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  12. 19th st.

    19th st. Member

    Me too.:D

    Hopfully it does`nt get too wet on the transatlantic crossing!!
    Brian.
     
  13. atsf101

    atsf101 Member

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