BN #445882 Ex- Frisco Hopper

Discussion in 'Hopper Cars' started by murphy millican, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Last Wednesday I went out watching trains with some of my friends in the Van Buren-Fort Smith area. We were rather surprised to see this sitting next to the former KCS Depot site:D.

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  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thats a great catch Murphy! The old paint job is hanging in there pretty good huh?
  3. SteveM

    SteveM Member Supporter

    I just saved it as a great example of weathering, although it wouldn't be quite like that in 1980. Neat to see ACI panels still on there.
  4. It has stayed in pretty good shape. I was happy to find it mostly graffiti-free. The last Frisco Hopper I saw was covered in graffiti :( Steve, If you are ever down in Ft. Smith check around the OK Feed Mill area. About once a month I catch a different Frisco hopper there.
  5. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Nice! I saw one just like that sitting at Chaffee several years ago.
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Anybody know the original SLSF road number for this guy?

  7. SteveM

    SteveM Member Supporter

    Durn tootin' if you come up to Bentonville you will see some Frisco covered hoppers at the OK mill. I've got some of the members coming Saturday who have seen/will see 'em. We could make room for you, Murphy.
    If someone does come up with that original number, I'll get that number on one of mine for some 1980 visits to OK.
  8. RogerRT

    RogerRT Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    SLSF #79982, nice catch, BN re-numbered very few Frisco freight cars other than the 86500-86799 class hoppers.


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