Caboose SLSF 1245

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  1. mark

    mark Member

    Please see the following link for a photograph of Frisco caboose SLSF 1245.

    http://www.leifericson.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/caboose.gif

    This caboose was constructed by the International Car Company during 7/1957. It originally was numbered SLSF 245. In April 1968 the car was renumbered by adding 1000 to the original number to prevent conflict with locomotive numbers when the railroad added a new computer tracking system.

    This car was part of the original order (SLSF 200-274) of all steel extended or wide vision cabooses for road service. These cabooses road on distinctive General Steel Castings (GSC) swinghanger-equalized truck.

    The car body side windows have been blanked out with steel plates. The stove exhaust stack has a brace to the cupola roof. The end ladders, crossover hoops and roof walks are still in place.

    Car is painted in a BNSF scheme of dark green with mid band of Omaha orange, flanked by yellow upper and lower stripes, yellow reporting marks and number.

    The caboose in located in a YMCA camp in the central part of town. It is located east of I-229, Exit 5, E. 26th St. on the north, and west of the Sioux River. The campground entrance is on the south side of the street, east of the entrance to the Cliff Avenue Greenhouse and before the west side of the Sioux River bridge.

    The car is located in the Leif Ericson Camp YMCA. The caboose is in the "special fun areas". This is at the south end of the camp near an octagon shaped pavilion. Please see http://www.leifericson.org/index.html.

    The location address is 2275 E. 26th St., Sioux Falls, SD.

    Please see http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...oid=jZuFtZHpPAWbjBAKFchnuQ&cbp=12,155.93,,0,5 or http://www.bing.com/maps/#JnE9LjIyN...uMjU3MzYwNDkyODA1OSU3ZS05OC4xNDg4NzgyMTY3NDM1 (see the aerial bird's eye view).

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
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