1401, 1402--photos??

Discussion in 'Heavyweight Cars' started by TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020), Mar 16, 2008.

  1. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    I'd like to make another appeal for any photos (other than the ones that have already been posted) of the Frisco heavyweight lounges 1401 and/or 1402. They originally were just named (Oklahoma City & Tulsa respectively), but when the streamlined diner-observations arrived in 1948, the heavyweights lost their names and were assigned numbers. The cars were converted into lounges from diners in the 1930's and ran on the steam era Meteor. They were retired about 1964 or 1965 and although were painted Pullman green at the end of their careers, they also had worn the blue/gray Meteor-Firefly scheme and the Red and silver (or gray) shadowline paint of the 1950's. these cars served as backup protection for the lightweight lounges and observation cars of the Meteor and Texas Special as well as on special trains and troop extras. Anybody have snapshots of these cars in the attic?

    Thanks, Tom
  2. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Still no heavyweight lounge photos in that old trunk?

    Tom :(
  3. Fred Heatley

    Fred Heatley Member

    Re: 1401, 1402--photos and disposition

    A while back I inquired about the disposition of 1401 (Oklahoma City - ex-"old 637") and 1402 (Tulsa - ex-"old 639"). A John Sanders replied that they were both sold to Midwest Steel Co. on S.O. # 4733, 10-65.

    I have tried to contact John via his email address, but apparently it is no longer in use as I received an error message about it. Does anyone know a working email address for John Sanders, and does anyone know the answers to the questions below?

    The questions are this:

    1. Do you know the full name of Midwest Steel?
    2. Do you know their address?
    3. If not in business now, do you know what city they were located in when in business?
    4. Does "S.O." mean Scrap order or Shipping order?
    5. Does the date of 10-65 indicate when SLSF sold the cars to Midwest Steel? If not, what is the significance of that date (I'm assuming it means October 1965).

    If you do not know the answers to these questions, do you know anyone who does?

    Thanks so much for your help!

    Fred Heatley - Show Train Historian
    Laurens, SC 29360
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 2, 2009
  4. Bob Cline

    Bob Cline Member

    Where can I find pictures of the TULSA? Its mentioned above that they were previously posted.
    Bob Cline
  5. mark

    mark Member

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