FriscoCharlie

E8A 2013 Sea Biscuit - November 1958 - Springfield, Missouri (Golden Spike Productions)

E8A 2013 Sea Biscuit - November 1958 - Springfield, Missouri (Golden Spike Productions)
FriscoCharlie, Jun 14, 2013
    • pbender
      I think this is actually Springfield.
    • FriscoCharlie
      From the background, I would agree. Maybe Bob can check the slide.
    • tmfrisco
      I don't believe it is Tulsa, either. What is interesting is that the unit has not received the white outline around the gold stripes and letters at this late date. Also, the name FRISCO appears to have been painted yellow as the color is different from the gold window band. Terry
    • troose2009
      It is Springfield Mo - That is Lipscomb Mill in the background.
    • Karl
      Terry,

      I believe that this is one of the hybrid schemes that existed on several of the E-units. Note that the lettering, i.e., the horse name and FRISCO, are in "yellow gold", while the cat whiskers and the side stripes are in" bronze gold". I believe that there was a time during the late fifties, when the Frisco began its cost-cutting program by removing the white, and moving from a blue coonskin to a black coonskin. I also believe that when the Frisco's inventory of bronze gold paint was depleted, it switched to the yellow gold (which was also used on the b/y covered wagons). There are several examples of E-units on which the yellow gold and bronze gold are mixed within the same stripe. Eventually the yellow gold was used exclusively.
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