E8 Racehorse (also Redbird) Numbers/Names

Discussion in 'E8A' started by klrwhizkid, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Attached is a compilation of the numbers and names of the Frisco locomotives that were named after famous horses.
     

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  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The description for 2013 is not correct. Sea Biscuit was not the son of Man-o-War. In a very famous stakes race, Sea Biscuit defeated War Admiral, who was the son of Man-o-War.

    I created that mis-conception some time ago by claiming Sea Biscuit was sired by Man-o-War on my E-unit summary sheet (posted on frisco.org). I corrected the Sea Biscuit listing a couple of years ago ..... after I saw the movie!

    Ken
     
  3. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Sea Biscuit was the grandson of Man-o-War through Hard Tack. War Admiral was his uncle.

    Rich
     
  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I stand corrected! I should quit trying to rely on my fading memory of things.

    Ken
     
  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    In my comments for Sea Biscuit, I indicated that Sea Biscuit was sired by Hard Tack, son of Man o' War. Sired means fathered in equine terminology, thus Sea Biscuit was Man o' War's grandson. Sorry for the confusion, I thought the punctuation and terminology made it clear.
     
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Keith - No, my fault. When I saw the listing, I jumped to the conclusion that it was still my old, incorrect name history for 2013. Not so, you had it correct.

    Ken
     

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