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 Posted: Tue Oct 15th, 2013 08:01 pm
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If you want some of the most interesting railroad books out there, then George Abdill's books are for you. Mr. Abdill wrote "Pacific Slope Railroads", "Locomotive Engineer's Album", "This Was Railroading", and many other great titles which are full of old and obscure lines, and photos that will leave your mouth watering. These days, his books can be found at flea markets, rr shows, and on Abe Books at extremely low prices.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=george+abdill&sts=t

I suppose that if his name was Ferrell then these books would fetch some serious dinero but check out the prices on the link above. I own about 7 of his books and each one is well worn due to my many hours of looking at the wonderful photos. My favorite is "This Was Railroading" which has photos of old portage locos, a combination of a return flue boiler and a flat car, and tiny 4-2-0 lokies with some big old mainline monsters included also. Check these out, every serious model railroader should have some, you ARE serious aren't you?

Woodie 

 



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 Posted: Tue Oct 15th, 2013 11:39 pm
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Hi Woodie

Pleased to hear you're still burrowing through the bookshelves...
...in between the historic Mogollon sawmill saga !

A lot of the names in the book forum; I guess we've heard of.
George (a genuuuiiine Southern Pacific engineer no less !); I certainly hadn't.

Cut to the chase...

Woodie; I have both 'Locomotive Engineers Album' & 'Rails West' in my sights !

I should realy only get ONE (sob, sob)...
...what d ur rec ?

Is one or the other top of the list ?

Cheers

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Si-buy em' BOTH! You won't be sorry!!!

Woodrow



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"Civil War Railroads" is my favorite Abdill book

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 Posted: Wed Oct 16th, 2013 03:20 am
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Hi Woodie

I have decided NOT to look at anymore of these book threads. *

They are irresponsibly promoting ancient steam technology.

Cheers

Si.


P.S. - Yeah ... BOTH ordered ! (I'll let yer know !)

* - Until about the middle of next week !



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well you got me Woodie i got "this was railroading



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 Posted: Thu Oct 31st, 2013 08:09 am
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I opened my mail-box this morning...

...and I was surprised to see...

...inside was...

George B. Abdill !



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