Frisco Steam Salute by Don Wirth

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

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    From Michael C. Kelly on Anything Frisco, SLSF St Louis San Francisco Railroad Facebook group:

    "I am honored to be the publisher of Don Wirth’s first book: Frisco Steam Salute

    I am beyond thrilled to announce the next book I am publishing: “Frisco Steam Salute”! This book is written by renown Frisco steam authority Don Wirth, and features a classic black & white study of the steam power employed by the St Louis - San Francisco Railway in the 1930s & 40s.
    The book will be hardcover 8x11 in landscape format, predominantly black & white with some colorized shots as well as coverage of Don’s personal favorite 4-8-2, #1522. The photos are from Don’s private collection of negatives from dear friend Joe Collias, as well as William K Barham, Lucius Beene, Ivan Oaks, R.S. Plummer and others.
    The study will be in locomotive numerical order, with Don’s knowledge of each class of locomotives and train operations, and will end with a tribute to 1522.
    This is a book not to be missed by steam fans, has a target release date of April-May 2021. Cover price will be $39.95, but will be available beginning 90-days out from delivery for $35. Stay tuned for updates!"
  2. mike_newton

    mike_newton Member

    I would like to pre-order one!
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  3. Same here. Congrats to Don also!!
  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Absolutely - count on a pre-order from me! Super, Don!

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  5. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Mike forgot to mention that they are all action shots, no roster shots, no history beyond the captions just a picture book. And anyone who knows me knows NO DIESELS!
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2020
  6. qaprr

    qaprr Member Supporter

    Way to go Don, now I know what you are doing with all of your negatives! Very impressive!
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  7. fredman23

    fredman23 Member

    Good old Lucius Beebe, and his longtime companion, Charles Clegg.
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  8. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Should be a good’n'
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  9. palallin

    palallin Member

    I'm in for one!
  10. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I would like one please.

  11. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    I'm gonna wait for the movie! :D
  12. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    Oh yeah! Cannot wait, though I want a copy, too!
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  13. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    That's funny Sir!!!

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  14. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    I'm in for one.
  15. U-3-b

    U-3-b Member Supporter

    So am I. I can't wait to see it!
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  16. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

  17. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Ordered my copy.
  18. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Ordered two copies - one for son Kurt, one for me.
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  19. palallin

    palallin Member

    Got my order in!
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  20. U-3-b

    U-3-b Member Supporter

    I ordered mine!
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