Caboose SLSF 1705

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  1. mark

    mark Member

    Please see the following links for views of Frisco caboose SLSF 1705.

    http://Frisco Library.rrarchives.com/download/file.php?id=147&mode=view (better days and proper colors)

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=101446 (3/8/2005)

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1142185 (4/29/2008)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/23711298@N07/3180842050/sizes/l/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/digital_idiot/1393529560/sizes/l/in/set-72157600275303152/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11311958@N06/3640658185/sizes/l/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/digital_idiot/1393527130/sizes/l/in/set-72157600275303152/

    http://forums.rrarchives.com/download/file.php?id=147&mode=view

    This is one of the of the Frisco built cabooses intended for road and pool service. This car was constructed during 4/1973. It was built form a main car body provided by a Pullman Standard PS-1 boxcar, SLSF 18442.

    Note in the end view at the end eve the vertical reinforcement tabs characteristic of the Pullman Standard car ends from which this car was fabricated. The lower side sills also hint at the cars origins.

    The views also highlight many features common to these cars. These include the lower side sills that have reinforcements at the truck bolsters and cross beams, the electrical conduit along the roof ridge that at one time powered the eve end red marker lights (lights missing on this car), restroom vent stack and smoke stack with support brace to the cupola.

    This is one of three Frisco cabooses preserved in Columbus County, KS. The others are in Columbus (SLSF 1701) and Baxter Springs (SLSF 1709). Unfortunately this car is in full paint for that successor railroad.

    This caboose is located in southeastern Kansas at the Galena Mining and Historical Museum (MKT Depot Museum). The museum is located on the west side of town. Please see http://www.kansastravel.org/galenaminingmuseum.htm.

    The location address is 319 W. 7th St. (a/k/a U.S. Hwy 166 or Historic Route 66), Galena, KS 66739-1211.

    Please see http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...sevWtjQg4EnPLDl7D0PnSQ&cbp=12,332.27,,0,16.46.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
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