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 Posted: Sun Feb 14th, 2016 05:25 pm
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Could you have it sent to somebody, re-wrapped in plain box/envelope/paper and marked as 'gift'?. Ya know, crime DOES pay... Jose.



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On the Gilpin thread...M H Ferrell authored a book about the GT, not as much info as the one above, but very nice anyway. Various articles over the years, many by Keith Pashina. A chapter in Shaw's Little Railways of the World (also tells about my fave, SCPA&M). Chapters in Colorado RR Museum books dealing with Colorado Central & Colorado and Southern/Blackhawk-Central City. And I am sure that I have left out more. Lots of info for the western 2 foot lover.

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I've got the Mallory Hope Ferrell book, just ordered the Gilpin book from Hollenbeck, the "The Gilpin Era" book by Abbott and McCoy, they both look good and I had some coupons to use over at Abebooks, so should have them in within a week or two, depending on the media mail speed. The Gilpin Era book was list priced at $85 so anything under $80 is a good deal, I can't imagine they made tons of copies either. I started spending serious money (over $100) on book about 3 years ago, realized they seem to go up in price on certain ones, mostly I buy US coin reference books, and have made some good profit selling duplicates as I come across them. Some of the Rail Road books I see are down right expensive, but I'm not sure there is as big of a market, so I'm only getting books I want to read and keep. Almost pulled the trigger on the DSP&P MC Poor two volume set last week, but I think I'll hold off a bit and find them cheaper. They were listed on eBay for $325.00 the Pictorial book #2 can be had fairly cheaply if you're not looking for the first edition. I've got a copy dated 1976 for under $40.



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JUst about to order the Gilpin Railrod Era book from the Colorado Rail Museum, (they still have them in stock at $80.00) when a buy it now popped up in my eBay search the other morning for $45.00! I couldn't hit the button fast enough! Just received the book Friday, it's amazing, the other ones I have are good, but this is THE reference book to have. Also found this one "Gilpin County Gold-Peter McFarlane 1848-1929 Mining Entrepreneur in Central City, Colorado" by H. William Axford (210 pages), not much on the tram line, but hoping a bunch of mining and stamp mill info in it. It does have a fair amount of photos of the area buildings, and it was cheap on eBay for an old out of print hardback book in great shape at $10.00. The title and line drawing on the cover jacket sold me right away.

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Yep, the Gilpin Era book is outrageously expensive but when I had a few dollars available, I got one from Sundance and it was signed/numbered. I'm glad that I got one, now I probably would need to consider eating for a couple of weeks or that damn book! Also back then, I got the DSP&P Pictorial book, also signed & numbered for about as much as I now spend on a month's groceries.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 28th, 2016 05:16 pm
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Woodie that's why I was so excited to find a nice used copy pop up on eBay for only $45! I hear you on the cost of everything these days.

P.S. My copy is also signed and numbered, the only issue is the previous owner wrote his name across the top of the pages in ink (on the spine of the pages), not horrible but it's nearly impossible to remove.

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Chriss, I haven't bought any books in a while...the prices seem to keep rising unless I learned to scour fleabay and craig's thing for deals. I actually have enough reading material to last way past my time of earthly departure anyway.
The Gilpin books are real treasures and I love the road but I got all of them because my REAL love is the Silver City line which got GT's #'s 1 & 2. Thank goodness Duane Ericson wrote his book about SCNG. Funny how there are so many Gilpin books and only one Silver City book!
Have fun and run a train today...
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Is The Gilpin Gold Tram: Colorado's Unique Narrow Gauge by Ferrell worth getting?  Found a copy relatively cheap but wanted to hear a few opinions before I pull the trigger.



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I've only found 3 books on the Gilpin Tram specifically. 
The bible is the Dan Abbot - "The Gilpin Railroad Era" book - expensive at $75-150
Frank Hollenback's book the Gilpin Tramway also pricey at around $75+
Mallory Hope Farrell book "Gilpin Gold Tram" is an excellent value, it has many of the same drawings in Frank's original book, I've seen them regularly show up on eBay in the $25-40 range. Wait for a lower cost example to show up and grab it, it's a great book. It was the first book I got, (I have all three), and I gotta say it's a good read with a lot of accurate information inside.



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 Posted: Fri Jul 7th, 2017 07:04 pm
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Found a copy of Gilpin Gold Tram used in good condition for $15.  Can't wait to see it!



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