Caboose SLSF 1156

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  1. mark

    mark Member

    Please see the following links to photographs of Frisco caboose SLSF 1156. (6/4/2010) (3/12/2009) (3/12/2009) (3/12/2009) (3/12/2009) (3/12/2009) (3/12/2009) (5/22/2008) (11/9/2007) (5/12/2007) (12/20/2005) (12/15/2004) (2004) (5/10/2003)

    This is one of the Frisco built, all steel former Howe truss boxcar conversions for local service. These cars featured a center cupola, with a sliding side door and 13' baggage compartment. It was constructed during late 1953 and early 1954 in their shops in Springfield, MO.

    The 3 cars of the class were used on branch lines and provided express service to local communities. Photographic evidence indicates these cars spent a considerable amount of their service on branch lines, particularly those radiating out of Enid, OK.

    When it was retired by the railroad, it was donated to a YMCA Camp near Halltown, MO. It was later acquired by and moved to the former Frisco Museum (closed) at 534 E. Commercial St, Springfield, MO. The museum had acquired the car for display to permit handicapped access due to its wider baggage compartment door. When the museum closed, the car was again sold and moved south.

    This car is currently located in south central Missouri. Located near the intersection of E. Main St. and Branson Landing Blvd. This is on the east side of town, north of the Branson Scenic Railroad depot (former Missouri Pacific (MP) Railroad) parking area and west of the Branson Landing Mall.

    The location address is north of 448 E. Main St., Branson, MO.

    Please see,265.82,,0,5.

    Hope this helps.


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  2. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    I wonder when it received the new trucks?
  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Pretty nice set of ASF roller bearing wheels for a side-door hack, eh?

  4. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    Can anyone direct me to a diagram of the boxcar that was used to build #1156?

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