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Dan Cong

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I had been looking for a nice copy with the ABNco frontispiece. Here is the 1892 manual. 

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1892! That's a good one! Care to share anything else that's inside? [biggrin]
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Wow! Both of my interests in one book!
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I happen to have the 1892 book, too. It's also got some pretty interesting maps.

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Those are terrific!

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So I went looking for these Poor's manuals to see if I can find a good deal... well, seems these are pretty popular and well priced most of the time.  So that was useless....But, in doing my many searches all over the place I came across something that may or may not be known.  There are supplements to these Poor's manuals.  So, the copy I found was an ex-library copy and pretty beat up, but it was cheap.  So I took a chance and it does have a printed frontispiece in it as well.  It does say on the  back of the print Copyright 1887 Buff Printing house.  But right after the card is an ad for the American Bank Note Company.    The other reason I bought it is I love the old fashioned ads.  It's loaded with all kinds of great advertisements so it was a win win.

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Awesome book,, I currently collect nationals by towns that follow major railroad spurs here in nebraska. I need one of these books. 

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There are lots of railway towns on this map.

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Dan Cong

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looks like the Union Pacific out of Omaha NB was a main railroad there, and the "B & M R" going through Wood River is probably Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska, which was taken over by Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.

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FYI - the 1892 book has the "Directory of Railway Officials" as the back section, with the same fronts piece as you have 
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The Transcontinental rail was the first track laid in Nebraska, It runs run along the Platte River. Wood River my home town was built during the construction. My hometown of Grand Island at one time housed the largest Turn Table in the United States. Lots of the small rails have been pulled and only remnants of the past remain. 

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... it does have a printed frontispiece in it as well.  It does say on the  back of the print Copyright 1887 Buff Printing house.  But right after the card is an ad for the American Bank Note Company.    The other reason I bought it is I love the old fashioned ads.  It's loaded with all kinds of great advertisements so it was a win win.
 
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Great pick-up, Rod! That frontispiece is in really nice shape. The Railway Officials directory was printed from 1886 to 1895, but they only used one design. Some time during the 1890s they started combining this with the Railroad Manual, as Dan Cong pointed out, but they continued to include the frontispiece.
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