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

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

    Anyone ever see a photo of 4508? Kind of a rare bird. I can't recall ever seeing any pictures of it??

    Tom G.
     
  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  3. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I will try to accommodate you later in the week.

    Charlie
     
  4. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    Maybe that engine was wrecked at some point.

    Tom G.
     
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  5. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Think that's bad?
    Try finding anything on 2009!
     
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Sherrel -
    Assuming you are referring to E8 SLSF 2009, Jet Pilot, there are quite a few pics kicking around. I know Mike Condren has at least one in his collection, I have at least one each from Lou Marre and Art Johnson, and several more exist.
    Plus, somebody had a close up of 2009 posted on eBay some time ago. See the attached pic from that listing - somehow I think I know why 2009 is your favorite E-unit!

    Ken
     

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  7. gbmott

    gbmott Member

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    Here it is in July of 1948 looking pretty fine in Tulsa (one of few with a coonskin number plate). J. L. Hoffman photo.

    Gordon
     

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  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Nice photo, Gordon. Never really thought of why the rectangular number plates were predominant on the Northerns.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Best Regards,
     
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  9. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    VERY neat Gordon! Also see another 4508 photo in the Frisco Archive tonight.

    Tom G.

    PS: Without the graphics and just big numbers, those things were brutes!
     
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  10. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    Interesting that 4508 in the archive pic has the typical 4-8-4 rectangle front number plate, but then in later years in the pic on this thread she is wearing a coonskin number plate. I have to admit, my favorite paint on the 4500s is just all black with the large yellow numbers. I wish Tulsa would have painted 4500 all black when they restored her !
     
  11. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    The yellow (imitation gold) lettering was only on the oil burners 4500-4501-4502 (The original 4500 "passenger" engines). BTW, I think 4510 was another engine with a coonskin number plate. I've never heard any rhyme or reason why some Frisco engines came with (or without) the coonskin??

    Tom G.
     
  12. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    The ones with the coonskin had been involved in some sort of front end damage.
     

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