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 Posted: Sat Feb 13th, 2016 02:41 am
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Dan Abbott & Dell A. McCoy wrote this epic a few years back and I believe that all with an interest in the Colorado 2 footer NEEDS this book in their library. Published by SUNDANCE PUBLICATIONS in 2009, this one is a real keeper and has the "straight dope" on this fascinating little railroad. From 1886 to 1917, it hauled many a ton of gold & silver ore from the mines above Central City & Blackhawk, CO. With the popularity of Kieth Pashina's Gilpin thread here on Freerails, I thought I'd write something on this book. I have several books and articles (some by Kieth) about the GT and the railroad has been a favorite of mine since my teen years, just a few years ago. I'm just 67 now.
This 416 page tome has all you will want on the Gilpin. Photos, plans, words, EVERYTHING. I don't know how much this book fetches now or if it can be bought but find one if you can.
Shays, mines, mountains, and even a connection with the 3 foot gauge Colorado Central (later C&S)...what more could a narrow gauge lover want?
In my case, the first 2 GT lokies were sold to the Silver City NG and Lima provided parts for the SC's Ore cars which were similar to Gilpin's cars.
It took a long time for the authors to gather all this info and photos and it shows in the quality of this book. Of course, SUNDANCE publishes some first rate material, they are one of the premier railroad book sellers.

GET THIS BOOK, you won't be sorry...just sorry if you let a copy get past you!

Woodie



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Ouch... Amazon has them from $75 to $325. Guess I'll have to find one in a library.



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I would buy the $75 one...the book cost me $85 brand new from Sundance. Mine is signed however. Good luck with the library, let us know if they have one.

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OUCH !!!! ...

... but ...

... it's ORDERED !

:moose:

Si.

Can't wait for the SCREECH of heavy-braking...

...as Dave the postman arrives in his lil' red mail van !



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Si-you won't be sorry. This book is a real keeper and is the "last word" on things Gilpin Tram.

Man, if it's worth as much as the high quote...well...

Woodie

###ABE BOOKSELLERS has 3 of these priced $100 to $200###



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DOUBLE OUCH !!

Having oiled the wallet journals...
...& flashed the Dinero, for the book...
...the seller eMails me today, with a cardiac causing SURCHARGE !

They say it's an abnormal book !

I paid ...

£53.35 for book
£24.17 shipping !!
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£20.68 shipping SURCHARGE !!

Sorry about the 'Queens quids'...
last time I looked it was about $1.42c / £

Can you guys believe the shipping cost ?

I have ordered U.S books from Amazon before...
...and paid very sensible shipping rates.

This book must weigh 6 lb or what ?

Gulp.

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Si-yes it is a "heavy" book...It ain't heavy, it's GRRRRREAT!

Check Abe books sometime, they have great out of print books and tell who's selling them. Might be someone in your neck of the woods and sometimes they have FREE SHIPPING on certain titles. No, I don't work for them, they have just gotten lots of my money over the years.

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http://www.abebooks.com/
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 Posted: Sun Feb 14th, 2016 03:17 pm
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Yeah ... They've got a lot of my money as well now !

They are the $+%@?#€ who are tryin' to fleece me !

I did check how much the U.K Royal Mail would do 4 lb to the U.S for.

The original £24 shipping would cover it.

Personaly, I think the seller is tryin' it on.

I haven't paid the surcharge yet.

But can't get the book in the U.K either, I checked pretty good.

If I pay the extra, it will be EASILY the most expensive book. I've EVER bought.

Mmmm...

Si.



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Ooooooh...sorry 'bout that. I never had a prob with ol' Abe...however...
That "Pictorial suppliment to DSP&P" by Mac Poor is my most $$$$...back a few years, I shelled out over $175US for it but when I got it, it was signed, numbered, and had a nice dust cover. I ate Ramen noodles for weeks after that one.
On the other side, I bought Mann Creek NG for $29US and later found it available for $150 to over $200 so I ain't gonna b#$%h about nothin'...
What the heck, I told Pam that while my trains won't fetch a dime after I'm gone...the books will buy her a new car!
Go figure


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