Bunk Car 102387

Discussion in 'Maintenance of Way' started by Oldguy, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Another of Tom Wilson's father's Midwest shots (not very good, but what the . . . .) -


    Frisco MOW bunk car 102387.jpg
     
  2. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Looks like old Ektachrome! Boy, I am really dating myself!
     
  3. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I think that Brad Slone has a model of a similar bunk car somewhere on the site. This photo will be good for my purposes when I get around to modeling more MoW equipment.

    I should know the answer to this, but was silver the MoW color in the 1940s, or was some variation of bobcat red the norm?

    Best Regards,
     
  4. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I think the m/w cars, like bunk cars made from boxcars were boxcar red up to the middle 1940's. Then they were a plain gray color for a while, then painted silver/aluminum in the early 1950's. The silver color on some cars faded off to show a gray underneath. The derricks were black and then they were painted silver about the time the work cars were painted silver. I have no documentation of all this, it's just from observation and studying photos so if anyone has any official dates or specs, please post them.

    Tom G.
     
  5. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Yardmaster Chris--That photo of the E8 2020 with a train on a station platform is indeed Memphis. I've seen other photos at Memphis and that tall building is usually in the picture. That same photo is in Frisco Southwest, page 41 and also unidentified. The tall buildind is part of the station complex or a hotel?? I hope somebody can clarify the picture, date, compass direction, identify the building etc.

    Tom G.
     
  6. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    We've got some photos of cranes in both and silver and yellow coming.
     
  7. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Bob, I am already looking forward to the crane photos. Any steam settings in the lot?

    Tom, thanks for the info on color schemes. Surely there has to be confirmation somewhere. Also, after your verification of the passenger photo in Memphis, it occurred to me that Mike Condre n had some Memphis photos on his site. The location looks to be Central Station, looking due north.

    Best Regards,
     
  8. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I doubt it as most appear to be more modern, but I haven't look into all the carousels.

    The next batch is all diesels. A couple of GP7's, some E8A's, and a slug of red and white thingys. ;)
     

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