All Aboard With E.M. Frimbo

All Aboard With E.M. Frimbo

World's Greatest Railroad Buff

Book - 1997
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Wonderful, nostalgic, worldwide train rides with Frimbo (aka Whitaker). The New Yorker first published many of these tales; 33 appeared in the Grossman edition of 1974; 19 are uncollected; all are witty, articulate. The buff will appreciate the technical details (which will not annoy heathens). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
For more than five decades, the spirit of E. M. Frimbo chugged through the pages of The New Yorker, chronicling adventures on rails broad and narrow around the world. This greatly expanded edition of All Aboard with E. M. Frimbo combines all thirty-three of the Frimbo pieces published to great acclaim in 1974 with twenty-one previously uncollected articles, chosen by the intrepid traveler's friend and amanuensis, Tony Hiss. Here, for the first time in book form, are The Old Curmudgeon's search for lost Louis Sullivan masterpieces in Manhattan, and a journey through Wales to the ninteenth-century village immortalized in the futuristic television series The Prisoner. Other articles record Frimbo's special honors, such as the christening of a restored vintage coach in his name, and a final tribute to him, appropriately mounted at Cumbres Pass, the highest elevation reached by passenger trains in the United States.

Publisher: New York : Kodansha International, 1997
Edition: Greatly expanded ed
ISBN: 9781568361147
1568361149
Characteristics: xxxi, 388 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hiss, Tony

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