Discussion in 'General' started by timothy_cannon, Feb 11, 2020.
Gary Bensman of Diversified Rails did the restoration and conversion to a B&O engine. It looks good even of it isn't correct and it better than being passed around in pieces over the years.
What ever happened to #77?
Who got the coonskin number plate?
77 is now running on the Alberta Prairie tourist railroad in Canada as their number 41. When she left the Mississippian the second time in the mid 80's her coonskin plate was given to the Carlisle family.
I had tried to find out about the coonskin, when this was first announced Karl but have never got a reply.
That poor thing really made the rounds, even if it is not a Frisco depiction right now it’s better than it had been for many years.
The coonskin is long gone, nobody knows for sure where.
Good story. Thank you for posting it. I invented such a tale for an old Mantua Pacific with a zamac boiler that I modified to remind me of the Frisco, giving it a different tender and a number where only the first digit matched any prototype. My model railroads were always Frisco in my mind's eye, and some of the more carefully detailed commercial models I was later able to afford don't bring me any more pleasure.
Sure looks good! Nothing wrong with B&O - not a bad end result if fate had it lose its Frisco heritage markings.
Why do these people keep fictionalizing these engines into things they never were, when they have a very rich real history worthy of preservation and presentation? The passing off of ex GM&N 425 as a real Reading piece is the one that probably galls me most, but the 4960 is right behind.
I bet no one would re letter a K4 for a Frisco engine
Separate names with a comma.