want? need? reading material on Frisco

Discussion in 'General' started by Tony D, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Tony D

    Tony D Member

    Hey folks, online I find a SLSF transcon book, and 'Frisco Power' that gives me sticker shock, and one on early diesels- anything else out there? pictures tell 1000 words, so they are money savers huh? Being a modeler, those are a must. And I'd like to learn when and whatfor the lines were built. I try to drive along the routes, and abandoned lines in eastern OK. There is little trace of the poor KO&G. And I can't get a clue of Ft Smith & Western r-o-w. But I would love to do some research before I leave the house, or I end up with more questions than answers- thanks, Tony
     
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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  3. Tony D

    Tony D Member

    Holy cow! What a Santa Claus list that is! I thought there was only 5 or 6 -beside the full color pictorials still in print... boy was I bad at google searching. I reckoned there were only 2 or 3 to cover my interests, but now I have to scratch up more money! But those older ones I'd like coming on the market is another thing eh? Good one Charlie, thank you very much!
     
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  4. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The T.R.R.A. association's THE METEOR is on my Christmas list. Tony, I have most of these upstairs somewhere. When in Knoxville, stop by for a few days of reading. Happy Thanksgiving to all Frisco Freeks.
     
  5. meteor910

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

    Charlie - Another book to add to your Frisco bibliography:

    "The Frisco and Steam"
    Midwest Railroader
    Hallmark Books, Shelby, Ohio
    1982
    Soft Cover, 8.5"x 11"
    Pages not numbered, but ~40-50 pages, b/w

    Pic attached. (Charlie - Can't get the pic to attach, being rejected because of "Security Issue". I don't know if it is the web site, or this stupid Windows 10 I'm stuck with now. I'll keep trying to get you the pic).

    Ken

    ps - You might also want to add the two Mary Alice Beemer (deceased) books on Newburg, Mo. They are about Newburg, but lots of Frisco related material in them both. Let me know.
     
  6. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Hmmm, no "The Leaky Roof, The Story of a Railroad" by Mahlon Neill White. Granted it was published by The Printery in Clinton and reprinted in 1970 and not easily found.
     
  7. meteor910

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

    Also -

    "More Classic Trains" by Arthur Dubin, Kalmbach, 1974. Tells of The Meteor, the Texas Special, and more. Lots of detail on the passenger cars and operations.

    "The Official Pullman Standard Library, Volume 15, Western Railroads, W.D. Randall & William G. Anderson, RPC Publications, 1994. Lots of detail on the Meteor and Texas Special streamlined lightweight cars.

    K
     
  8. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Ken,

    I will send you a PM to get info on those book.

    Charlie
     
  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Do you have a cover scan Bob?
     
  10. meteor910

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

    Tell me again -what's your e-mail? I can send you the book cover pics that w ay I'm sure.

    K
     
  11. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    support @ youknowwhat.org
     
  12. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I can get one to you in a day or so.
     
  13. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Great. Send a scan and if you can, all of the information that I have for each book on the bibliography please.

    Thanks,

    Charlie
     
  14. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Sent Cover PDF to dropbox

    The Leaky Roof, The Story of a Railroad
    by Mahlon Neill White
    personal recollections
    The Printery, Clinton MO
    25pps booklet 8.5"x 5.5" b/w
     
  15. Last time I was in Clinton, the Henry County Museum had copies of The Leaky Roof for sale for less than eBay sellers usually ask. They don't appear to have an online stre, but they can be contacted directly:
    http://henrycountymomuseum.org
     
  16. meteor910

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

    Charlie -
    Here are the details on two more good books for the Frisco bibliography as noted in my earlier post:

    "More Classic Trains"
    by Arthur D. Dubin
    Kalmbach Books, Milwaukee, WI, 1974
    Chapter: "On the Frisco and Katy", page 244-263
    Details and b/w pics of Frisco and Katy passenger trains, steam and diesel power, heavyweight and streamlined lightweight equipment, excellent text.

    "The Official Pullman-Standard Library", Volume 15 - Western Railroads
    by RPC Publications, Godfrey, Illinois, 1994
    Chapter (no title): Frisco and Katy lightweight streamlined Pullman Standard equipment, pages 72-125.
    Details, plans, b/w pics - exteriors and interiors, excellent information in picture captions. A great reference.

    Cover pics of both books are posted in DropBox.

    Ken
     
  17. meteor910

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

    Charlie -
    Here are the two additional Frisco related books for the frisco.org bibliography.

    "Hello from Newburg, Bicentennial City, 1776-1976"
    by Mary Alice Beemer (deceased)
    Bixler Printing Company, St James, MO, 1976, soft cover, 8.5"x 11', 53 pages, b/w pics
    The topic is Newburg's Bicentennial, but as a true railroad town, there is much related history with the Frisco.
    Possibly still available from the Phelps County Historical Society, Rolla Mo.

    "Newburg's First Hundred Years, 1884-1984"
    by Mary Alice Beemer (deceased)
    Bixler Printing Company, Rolla, MO, 1984, soft cover, 8.5"x 11', 104 pages, b/w pics
    The topic is Newburg's first 100 years, but as a true railroad town, there is much related history with the Frisco.
    Possibly still available from the Phelps County Historical Society, Rolla, M0.

    Cover pics of both books are posted in Dropbox.

    K
     
  18. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I'll get caught up on these ASAP.
     
  19. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Don't know if this would be of use:

    Kansas Depots
    Kansas State Historical Society
    by Roger Grant
    ISBN 0-87726-039-7
    1990
    Softcover, 117 pages, 6"x9"
    Frisco content page 84 - 94
    basic history with photos at Neodesha, Haverhill, Fall River, Cherryvale, Farlington, Arkansas City, Olathe and Pleasanton (orig and new for both). Fold out of drawing for Depot No.4

    BTW Kansas Historical Society does have a couple of other Frisco depots in Kansas in their online collection not in this book.
     

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