Caboose SLSF 1414

Discussion in '1400-1442' started by mark, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. mark

    mark Member

    Please see the following links for photographs of Frisco caboose SLSF 1414.

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=294901 (12/21/2005)

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=951187 (11/3/2007)

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=951188 (11/3/2007)

    This is one of the Frisco built extended or wide vision cabooses for local service. This car was built in the Springfield West Car Shops during 8/1975. The main body came from a Pullman Standard boxcar, SLSF 18169.

    Fortunately this caboose has retained all of its original windows. It is easily accessible and well maintained.

    The caboose is nicely painted in red, with white outline coonskin and yellow handrails. The "Ship it on the Frisco!" slogan painted below the cupola is in a slightly non-standard font and orientation. It does not have the standard reporting marks for the railroad SLSF.

    Unfortunately, it has an incorrect number of unknown origin on the side. Currently it is improperly labeled with number 1163. This car never officially carried this number on the Frisco or the successor railroad.

    The car is located on the north side of the street adjacent to a Casey's General Store. It sits to the east side of this franchise convenience store and gas station beside the parking area and gas pumps. The store is located in the south central part of the town, west of Highway 97, 1 block north of the Frisco's Cherokee Subdivision.

    The location address is 250 W. Commercial St. (a/k/a Highway 37), Pierce City, MO.

    Please see http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...=r_-M6xQbjB0OxE9B3mgyGA&cbp=11,355.25,,0,6.53.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 26, 2010
  2. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

  3. mark

    mark Member

    Bob,

    Thank you for the updated information.

    It appears that the caboose has been moved two blocks east and across the street. The new address is at or about 109 W. Commercial St. (a/k/a Highway 37), Pierce City, MO.

    It is now adjacent to the Pierce City Police Department building. This building resembles a railroad depot.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  4. renapper

    renapper Passed away March 8, 2013

    The videos submitted show caboose #1163 being placed in the new location. Since #1163 is a steel caboose but not the old series, how could it be number #1414 which would of been #11644?
     
  5. mark

    mark Member

    Richard,

    It is unclear what you mean by your comment "since #1163 is a steel caboose but not the old series". What "old series" are you referring to?

    As indicated in the original post it is unknown why the caboose ever received the number 1163. These was speculation the numbers may have been the last four digits of a phone number, but that could not be confirmed, nor what the full number was or who or what it called.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  6. renapper

    renapper Passed away March 8, 2013

    I was refering to that fact that the old cabooses were renumbered by adding a 1 before there three digit number, and the old steel cabooses were the ones Frisco bought from the ATSF, I think they were CE2's.
     
  7. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    That is interesting. Maybe I should number one of my cabooses 6345789!
     
  8. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Bob, I'm not aware of any Frisco cabooses that were nicknamed Jenny!

    p.s. Jenny's number was 8675309.
     
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  9. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    There's always a first for everything!
     
  10. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Never thought I'd see a Tommy Tutone reference on a Frisco site. :) Well done, Keith!

    That does make for a more plausible caboose number, as opposed to Pennsylvania 6-5000, or Beechwood 4-5789.

    Best Regards,
     

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