Donated Cement Hopper

Discussion in 'Freight Equipment' started by mvtelegrapher, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. mvtelegrapher

    mvtelegrapher Member

    The enclosed pictures were taken today of the 50 year old Frisco cement hopper that Watco donated to the Heartlands two weeks ago. It is on it's way to the museum and should be spotted on our display track within a week. Not too bad looking for a 50 year old paint job!

    John Chambers

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  2. bob_wintle

    bob_wintle Member Supporter

    The car looks great and is going to be a nice addition to the Heartlands collection. Congratulations to your group on the aquisition.
    Bob wintle
  3. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    John, Congratulations for the "Heartlands". Nice looking car for its age. :)

    Now, If we can get Bob to post photo's of his finished "scratch built" hopper - we can compare the two. :cool:
  4. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    That is a really cool addition to the collection. Now all they need to do is take off teh patch. I didn't think any of the Cement hoppers from that era had survived this long. Then again I saw one on the Ft. Scott sub last week only it wan't frisco.
  5. grace65746

    grace65746 Member Supporter

    Yes I will agree. It is in very good shape as far as appearance for it being fifty years old. most fifty year old cars don't look this good.
  6. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    Built in the good old US of A.


    Joe Toth
  7. FRISCO4503

    FRISCO4503 FRISCO4503 Supporter

    I always enjoyed seeing this one in Cherryvale, plus I loved it when this one was in the consist of my train. If I am right, it stayed in Chanute alot of the time. I sure miss runnin, especially when I had FRISCO in my consist!!!

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