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    HA HA HAAAAA!!! with all this talk about peanut butter and dining cars, kinda makes ya wonder if Peanut Butter was available on a FRISCO dining car, and if so.....what Brand!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRISCO4503 View Post
    HA HA HAAAAA!!! with all this talk about peanut butter and dining cars, kinda makes ya wonder if Peanut Butter was available on a FRISCO dining car, and if so.....what Brand!!!!!
    Karl is the first that comes to mind, LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meteor910 View Post
    Rick will confirm if you don't believe me!
    Speaking of one our favorite Jayhawks: what are you up to these days, Rick?

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    The book arrived today. I have only skimmed it for a minute. My initial reactions are positive. It looks like a good read.

    Charlie

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    I recieved my books from Ron's Books today. "Nothing Could be Finer than a Frisco Diner" looks like a nice book. I know very little about the Frisco's diner operations, so this should be a fun and educational read. Yeah, I would have liked to see more on the specifics of the Frisco's diners, but we can add that on line.

    Ron also sent my copy of friend Lou Marre's book "The Diesel's First Fifty Years". I was taken aback when I first saw it, massive and heavy though it may be. It looked like a bigger version of Lou's nice 1995 paperback book for Kalmbach "Diesel locomotives: The First 50 Years". Those of you who have both, and have had a chance ot look at this new book, please tell me it is completely redone vs the 1995 book, with a lot of new stuff, and is well worth it. That should be the case, given how big and heavy the new book is. Thanks.

    Ken (Waiting to hear back - I have not yet unwrapped the new Marre book!)

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    I received this book on Monday and finished it today (Friday). I have to say, it was a good, quick read, with lots of interesting photos (although the images of the last passenger trains through SGF are a little sad). Now if I can persuade the wife to try some of the recipes....

    GS

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    Default Re: Nothing Could Be Finer than a Frisco Diner by John W. Reed

    Wonderful pics... curious as to what picture #45 in the gallery is... converted coach painted silver with an Air Force [?] logo... MoW what? E8s galore and guest appearances by a Sperry Rail Services motor car. Good stuff.
    Craig Fletcher


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    Someone else can probabaly elaborate on the details, but that air force car hauled aircraft parts around the country for the USAF.

    Tom G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozarktraveler View Post
    Wonderful pics... curious as to what picture #45 in the gallery is... converted coach painted silver with an Air Force [?] logo...
    As I understand it, the air force car in question held a flight simulator.

    Paul

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    I notice that that silver Air Force car has the Strategic Air Command herald on it.
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    Fascinating...
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    It's unfortunate that the resolution isn't higher, but there is much to see none the less. The 100 pictures give a very nice look at Frisco passenger operations around the Springfield area. There are a few others taken at the West Yards and Shops. I don't believe that any are older than 1964-65


    Image 13 has a nice look at the white-light signal, which are discussed in this thread http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread....d+depot+signal
    For the ALCO lover see Image 27
    Image 40 shows a "passenger" geep spliced between two E's
    Several of the images have great depictions of passenger crew members, Image 53 is but one.
    Lots of nice shots of the Business cars
    UP and Espee cars in Frisco passnger trains; Image 93 shows a UP car.
    Of the 100 pics, Images 67 and 68 are my favorites. Two nice shots of 102 as it passes WS Junction


    lauditor temporis acti

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAG1014 View Post
    I tend to favor Peter Pan Crunchy!

    TG
    I get my peanut butter fix by dipping dark chocolate into Smucker's Natural Creamy, Ummmm.... Yummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    It's unfortunate that the resolution isn't higher, but there is much to see none the less. The 100 pictures give a very nice look at Frisco passenger operations around the Springfield area. There are a few others taken at the West Yards and Shops. I don't believe that any are older than 1964-65


    Image 13 has a nice look at the white-light signal, which are discussed in this thread http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread....d+depot+signal
    For the ALCO lover see Image 27
    Image 40 shows a "passenger" geep spliced between two E's
    Several of the images have great depictions of passenger crew members, Image 53 is but one.
    Lots of nice shots of the Business cars
    UP and Espee cars in Frisco passnger trains; Image 93 shows a UP car.
    Of the 100 pics, Images 67 and 68 are my favorites. Two nice shots of 102 as it passes WS Junction

    The Frisco removed the fluting from two of its light-weight cars, number 1251, nee Pasadena Hills (1960), and RPO-baggage 252, nee Valley Park (1964). The cars were painted green. Image 76 depicts number 252.


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    Here is a link to a TV interview with author John Reed: http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-author-s...,6091593.story

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    Default Re: Nothing Could Be Finer than a Frisco Diner by John W. Reed

    Quote Originally Posted by w3hodoug View Post
    Here is a link to a TV interview with author John Reed: http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-author-s...,6091593.story

    You mean like the one in this earlier post? http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread....2610#post52610
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