Wanted Copy of Frisco Folks.

Discussion in 'Swap Meet' started by murphy millican, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. :mad:I was cleaning out my bed room to fix a leaky pipe in my wall!!!!!!!!! A box of plastic HO scale models sat in the spray zone I looked threw the box to find in the bottom the ruined remains of my Copy of Frisco Folks.:mad: Only two or three old Athearn boxes were too wet to save at the bottom of the box. I took out the cars and grabbed some more emptiy boxes I found I printed out new labels for easy refernce on my Laptop. The glued them in place.

    In the long run I'm searching for a good condition Copy of Frisco Folks. I never had the chance to even read past the first chapter. My price range is under $20 dollars as I'm saving for some replica Caboose parts.
    Ship it on the Frisco!!!

    Murphy Millican

    P.S. the trip scheduled to St. Louis for today and tomorro was cancled.:mad: I'll have to see Union Station on the school trip on good friday.:)
  2. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    From Amazon.com

    $19.99 + $3.99shipping
    Used - Very Good
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    $20.00 + $3.99shipping
    Used - Like New
    • Seller: railbookrick
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    • Comments: Publisher: Sage
      Date of Publication: 1961
      Binding: Soft Cover
      Edition: First Edition, 1st Printing
      Condition: Fine
      Description: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall A great copy just slightly mellowde by age. ( « less )
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      Date of Publication: 1961
      Binding: Soft Cover
      Edition: First Edition, 1st Printing
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  3. Thank you very much. I'll try to get one of the two tomorro when I go to the bank.:)
    Ship it on the Frisco!!!

    Murphy Millican
  4. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    From Ebay - By the way, this is one of my favorite books to read. There ia a great story in here about a lady who greased up the rails to stop the train to get the RR to pay her for a dead cow, some funny stuff! I hope you have luck with Ebay and or Amazon - Paul

  5. meteor910

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

    Murphy - If you go for one of the Amazon books, I'd go for the $20 one. It's a first edition, while the $19.99 book is a recent reprint. The picture quality will likely be not as good in the reprint.

    Though "Frisco Folks" is an interesting read, it is not particularly informative.

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  6. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    A couple of other on line used book sources are alibris.com and abebooks.com

  7. It just hit me I had read that very story about the old lady if I recall a frisco passenger train hit her dairy cow and killed it. She went to the railroad office and filed a complaint. They did nothing about it. She then filled a dozen more complaints until it seemed they went on a dairy cow massacare. I believe this was around Eureka Springs, Ark. She used soap to slick the rails up and finally the company paid her so she'd stop messing wiht the line. I had just remebered that because my mother read it before I did and she called me in to read that capter because she thought it was funny and there was something else about a man swimming in a water tower I believe.
    Ship it on the Frisco!!!

    :)Murphy Millican
  8. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    :) The story is under the section of Animal Life. It is on Pages 231-36. The old lady name is Mrs. Ailger. And after re-reading the story, she sounds a lot like granny of the Beverly Hillbillys.

    One thing that was very interesting about the book, the author spends alot of time in Kansas section of the Frisco. But none the less,it is still great reading.
  9. Friscotony

    Friscotony Member

    The author Bill Bain was from the Wichita area and thus this was the area of knowledge he sought. Several friends knew him quite well and the boys in front of the loco are all Wichita kids. One was Don Eberhart, the former owner of the local train hobby shop in the 60's and 70's
  10. GDavis

    GDavis Member

    I think I have some old copies of Frisco Folks somewhere. I will look for them and let you know.
    Gary Davis
  11. I actually have a copy of Frisco Folks now. Thanks for the help everyone.

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